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ZUID-HOLLANDPLEIN 22, 2596 AW DEN HAAG, NETHERLANDS
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Bird & Bird LLP, Brian Mulier, The Hague, NETHERLANDS

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Brian Mulier

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Bird & Bird LLP

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Tax, Information technology, Telecoms

Position

Brian is partner in the Tax and International Trade & Customs Practice of Bird & Bird. He is based in The Hague. With more than 20 years of experience, Brian advises clients on indirect tax matters and trade compliance with a particular focus on EU export controls, economic sanctions, customs, free trade agreements, trade remedies, product and food regulation. He has extensive experience in advising multi-national clients, particularly in relation to EU customs compliance, customs classification, customs valuation and transfer pricing, rules of origin and customs efficient supply chain (re-) structuring, including sourcing strategies and optimizing the use of free trade agreements especially in the Tech & Comms and Life Sciences sectors. A key aspect of his practice involves assisting companies to improve their competitiveness by implementing duty saving scenarios and restructuring their distribution model and supply chains, making optimum use of trade and customs laws. In addition, Brian assists companies in understanding the concrete implications of the WTO rules and treaty (trade) provisions for their business. Such understanding has helped his clients improve competitiveness and financial performance. Besides advisory, Brian’s practice includes also litigation. He also has extensive experience with the EU Export Controls and Sanctions regulations including the interaction between EU and national laws and US rules. His experience includes both dual-use and military products and technologies.

Career

Brian worked both in the industry as a tax director of two major (stock-listed) multinational companies and in private practice as a tax lawyer before joining Bird & Bird in 2009. In the years 2010-2012 he practiced trade and customs law at a global law firm before re-joining Bird & Bird in 2013. Brian is a frequent speaker at professional and business courses in the field of export controls and customs compliance. He is an instructor at the International Tax Academy of the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD), where he teaches at the courses Principles of Transfer Pricing (Customs Valuation) and Taxation of Supply Chain Restructuring.

Languages

Dutch and English

Education

Lawschool - University of Amsterdam International Trade & Customs Law - Tax Academy The Hague


Netherlands

Tax

Within: Tax

Primarily known for its ‘good technical knowledge’, Bird & Bird LLP’s team handles a broad range of tax matters, including compliance and customs issues. Group head Willem Bongaerts is handling tax planning issues for a Luxembourg Stock Exchange-listed IT company concerning IP ownership and incentives, as well as VAT compliance matters. The ‘friendlyBrian Mulier specialises in indirect tax and cross-border transactions.

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