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GUSTAV MAHLERPLEIN 50, 1082 MA AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
Tel:
Work +31 20 605 6000
Fax:
Fax +31 20 605 6700
Web:
www.houthoff.com
Amsterdam, Brussels, London, New York, Rotterdam
Houthoff, Paulus Merks, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS

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Paulus Merks

Tel:
Work +31 20 605 61 72
Email:
Web:
www.houthoff.com
Houthoff

Work Department

Tax

Career

An expert in domestic and international tax law, Paulus Merks advises on M&A transactions, restructurings, reorganisations, public offerings and transfer pricing. He also litigates disputes with the tax authorities, as well as advising on general tax-law matters. Merks regularly advises US and other non-Dutch companies on how best to structure their worldwide operations and acquisitions.

Member

Merks is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), the Dutch Association for Tax Research (Vereniging voor Belastingwetenschap), the International Fiscal Association (IFA), the International Bar Association (IBA) and the European American Tax Institute. 

Education

Merks has degrees in Dutch tax law from the University of Amsterdam and in US tax law from the University of San Francisco. He previously worked as a tax lawyer in New York, Paris, Chicago and San Jose (California). 


Netherlands

Tax

Within: Leading individuals

Paulus Merks - Houthoff

Within: Tax

Houthoff’s ‘excellent, professional’ tax team is experienced in a variety of cross-border tax matters. Group lead Sylvia Dikmans, who is praised for her ‘unique business acumen’, and Alexander Kaarls advised Intel on its tender offer to acquire Mobileye, valued at $15.3bn. Recently recruited partner Paulus Merks joined from DLA Piper and is 'a fantastic catch’ according to one client. He advised Uber as the lead partner on the client's $3.7bn merger with Yandex. Alexander van der Voort Maarschalk and Rob Havenga are other key names.

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