Leila Adim, PhD, was born in Civitanova Marche (Italy) in 1986. She received her LLB and her LLM from the University of Macerata (Italy) and studied International and European Law and in Toruñ (Poland). From 2011-2012 she worked as an accountant and tax consultant in London (UK) and one year later she completed her postgraduate studies in International Tax Law and Forensic Accountability at the University of Barcelona (Spain). In 2013 and in 2014, she took part in two editions of the EUCOTAX Wintercourse at the University of Osnabrück (Germany) and at the University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne (France). She is currently a PhD candidate in the ambit of the Doctoral Programme in Law and Political Sciences at the University of Barcelona (Spain), and she is undertaking interdisciplinary research on the informal economy and its interactions with tax issues. Her PhD dissertation will be completed during the first semester of 2017. During her PhD studies, she was a lecturer at the University of Barcelona in the Masters Programme of Tax Law and in the Postgraduate Programme in International Tax Law. She has presented at Conferences including the GREY (developing capacities on undeclared work in Bulgaria, Croatia and FYROM) Conference on the Informal Economy held in Sofi a (Bulgaria) in September 2016; the Conference on Tax Justice and Shadow Economy in Europe at the University of Barcelona in 2014; at the BEPS, Tax Justice and the shadow economy, Tax Justice Network; and the Oxfam International Seminar on Transparency and Tax Abuse (University of Barcelona).