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Bird & Bird LLP

ZUID-HOLLANDPLEIN 22, 2596 AW DEN HAAG, NETHERLANDS
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Work +31 70 353 8800
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Fax +31 70 353 8811
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Bird & Bird LLP, Willem Bongaerts, The Hague, NETHERLANDS

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Willem Bongaerts

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Work +31 (0)70 353 8890
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Bird & Bird LLP

Work Department

Tax, Corporate and M&A, Private equity, IP Tax, Financial services.

Position

Willem is head of the International Tax Practice of Bird & Bird in The Hague. He is based in The Hague and in Luxembourg.

A qualified tax lawyer, with more than 17 years of experience, Willem has built his practice around both international and domestic clients, with a particular focus on innovative companies. He specialises in international tax and advises, amongst others, European and American multinationals on cross-border transactions, corporate reorganisations, and mergers and acquisitions. He also advises clients on creating European investment and private equity funds, real estate investment funds, financing, licensing and holding structures. He is also a member of the Life Sciences Group and the Tech & Comms Group of Bird & Bird.

Career

Willem is a frequent speaker on tax related topics at seminars and conferences. In addition, he frequently acts as the chairman of a variety of conferences and seminars.

Languages

Dutch and English

Member

• Dutch Association of Tax Advisers (NOB) • International Fiscal Association • Dutch Bar Association (NOvA) • American Bar Association • New York State Bar Association • American Chamber of Commerce tax committee (AmCham).

Education

Willem holds Masters degrees in Notarial Civil Law from Leiden University and in Tax Law from the University of Amsterdam. Willem is admitted to the bar in the Netherlands and in Luxembourg.


Netherlands

Tax

Within: Tax

Bird & Bird LLP’s team is 'strong in international tax matters, especially for businesses in the technology space'. ‘Attentive and knowledgeable’ group head Willem Bongaerts is assisting US private equity firm, Privateer, with investment structuring in the Netherlands. Senior associate Rik van de Meerendonk  is also singled out.

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