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Huygens Quantitative Tax Consulting was formed in January 2022 by former Loyens & Loeff tax lawyers Mark van Casteren, Rutger Hafkenscheid, Quirijn Knab and Stephan Kraan, focusing on international tax structuring and transfer pricing, tax advice to high-net-worth-individuals and disputes with tax authorities.

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Taxand Netherlands

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Taxand Netherlands is based in Amsterdam. We are an independent tax advisory firm offering a full range of tax services. Our focus areas are (international) tax disputes and transactions. Our tax department is very experienced in advising on international taxation, including transfer pricing, Country by Country reporting, EU state aid and OECD BEPS developments. We …

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Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie's ‘commercially focused’ tax team advises multinationals on the spectrum of tax issues, assisting with the structuring of M&A deals, spinoffs and restructurings, in addition to taking on complex transfer pricing and income tax matters and VAT issues tied to crypto assets. The team is led by Mirko Marinć, an indirect taxation specialist who focuses on the pharmaceutical and IT sectors; and direct tax expert Juliana Dantas, who handles international tax structuring and transfer pricing arrangements, and who heads the firm’s Latin America desk. The Dutch transfer pricing team is led by Antonio Russo, who also handles tax audits in Europe, Asia and North America. Hub Stolker focuses on tax controversies and litigation. Roger van de Berg, who made partner in July 2023, specialises in VAT tied to crypto assets and transactions.

Practice head(s):

Mirko Marinc; Juliana Dantas

Other key lawyers:

Antonio Russo; Hub Stolker; Roger van de Berg


‘Very knowledgeable and commercially focused, with subject matter experts added to the team as needed. It’s great to have an advisor that can talk through the “what ifs” and can help with practical solutions to problems.’

‘They are very knowledgeable, professional and responsive. They are excellent at explaining complex Dutch tax rules simply and helping us understand how they apply to our facts and circumstances. Overall, a pleasure to deal with.’

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek ‘delivers top quality advice’ concerning transactional taxes, with the firm assisting both public and private companies on the tax structuring of M&As and advising on the restructuring and redomiciliation of corporate entities for tax optimisation purposes. The ‘very focused’ Wiebe Dijkstra leads the practice, handling transactional tax matters, those tied to investment funds and tax controversies. Henk van Ravenhorst brings an ‘excellent analytical ability’ to tax restructuring matters, in addition to public and private transactions, with Frank Pötgens representing clients in tax litigation. Maarten van der Weijden was appointed a judge at the court of appeals in September 2023.

Practice head(s):

Wiebe Dijkstra

Other key lawyers:

Henk van Ravenhorst; Frank Pötgens


‘De Brauw’s tax group is a very dedicated team that delivers top quality advice.’

‘Henk van Ravenhorst and Frank Pötgens deliver top quality advice, have excellent communication, negotiation and matter management skills and are always available and responsive.’

‘Team is always responsive and well versed in its specialist area.’

‘Wiebe Dijkstra is very focused, and eager to support and provide advice.’

‘Very knowledgeable team with the ability to simplify complex tax matters.’

‘Henk van Ravenhorst is a very skilled tax and transactions lawyer. He possesses an excellent analytical ability in relation to the most complex legal issues and, at the same time, is very easy and pleasant to work with and very attentive to the client’s needs.’

Key clients



Aegon N.V.

Ahold Delhaize



Banco Santander


Flow Traders


Just Eat Takeaway N.V.

NN Group N.V.




Shell Plc.



Work highlights

  • Advised AEGON on the sale of their Dutch insurance business to a.s.r. and the announced corporate redomiciliation of their listed top holding entity to Bermuda.
  • Advised Flow Traders on the corporate redomiciliation of their listed top holding entity to Bermuda.
  • Advised Ferrovial S.A. on all tax aspects of its cross-border merger and redomiciliation to the Netherlands and simultaneous listing of its shares on Euronext Amsterdam.

Loyens & Loeff

Loyens & Loeff is frequently engaged by clients facing tax challenges in multiple jurisdictions, with the firm offering expertise in tax regimes across the Benelux region and the Americas. The practice is split into eight subgroups, covering issues ranging from international tax planning and restructuring to transactional taxes and transfer pricing. Described as the ‘crème de la crème of Dutch tax lawyers’, Margriet Lukkien advises US-based clients on Dutch corporate taxes and BEPS matters, while Marco de Lignie advises AIFMs on the structuring of funds and carried interest investments. Harmen van Dam specialises in transfer pricing and international tax structuring.

Practice head(s):

Margriet Lukkien; Marja de Best; Marco de Lignie; Gerard Blokland; Ynze van der Tempel; Jan Bart Schober; Louis Lutz

Other key lawyers:

Harmen van Dam


‘The team is very responsive and client-oriented. They adapt to our needs for pragmatic and actionable advice instead of lengthy academic papers.’

‘The tax practice of Loyens & Loeff stands out for its expertise on the latest developments of international tax law, such as Pillar 2, BEPS, or other OECD and EU developments. Furthermore, they have a strong connection to the US market and great insight into what is going on there.’

‘Margriet Lukkien is among the crème de la crème of Dutch tax lawyers, really on top of it. When addressing a complex question, she has the right instincts from the start and is fast in delivering the final product.’

‘L&L thinks of us a valued client and acts proactively. They bring issues and risks to our attention and proactively advise on possible remedies.’

‘One of the most distinctive aspects of Loyens & Loeff’s NL team is its specialisation in international taxation. This sets the practice far above many others in the field. Their advice is not generic but customised to our needs.’

One aspect that truly differentiates Margriet Lukkien and her team is the ability to tailor solutions to our specific needs. They don’t just provide solutions for today, they consider the long-term impact of tax decisions on our financial health and growth of our company.’

‘Loyens & Loeff renders cutting edge services, taking into account the quickly changing dynamic of European tax law. The staff is reliable, takes accountability and is dedicated to its clients. They possess relevant knowledge and significant experience, resulting in feasible solutions.

Key clients



Waterland Private Equity Investments


Simon Property Group

Stellantis N.V.

KPS Capital Partners

Crédit Suisse

Round Hill Capital

Hunter Douglas

Ahold Delhaize



DIF Capital partners




Patrizia Immobilien AG

Somerset Real Estate

M7 Real Estate

EQT/Life Sciences

Work highlights

  • Acted as Dutch tax counsel for the set-up of Simon Property Group’s strategic partnership with Jamestown.
  • Advised The Social Hub (TSH) on its agreement with GIC and APG to acquire a substantial stake in TSH.
  • Advised Alliander on the divestment of Kenter to the consortium of OMERS and APG.


Stibbe's tax practitioners utilise their ‘excellent technical expertise’ to provide tax advice in relation to transactions, focusing on private equity investments and subsequent reorganisations, while also representing clients in tax disputes. Transactional tax specialists Michael Molenaars and Reinout de Boer lead the group, with the latter also heading the firm’s tax controversy practice. Jeroen Smits handles the tax aspects of capital markets and structured finance deals, in addition to fund structuring.

Practice head(s):

Michael Molenaars; Reinout de Boer

Other key lawyers:

Jeroen Smits; Maarten de Bruin; Rogier van der Struijk


‘Stibbe’s tax team is a highly responsive group of sophisticated lawyers who understand how tax structuring and compliance considerations play out in the real world.’

‘Maarten de Bruin is a highly valued adviser, particularly in the area of complex real estate transactions, as he is able to blend a depth of transactional experience with technical expertise and great client service.’

‘Responsive, technically able, clear communicators.’

‘Maarten de Bruin is a distinguished and capable adviser.’

‘The tax team at Stibbe has excellent technical expertise across a broad range of tax matters. Key is the team’s ability to combine technical knowledge with a practical approach.’

‘Jeroen Smits is an excellent tax lawyer, but what truly sets him apart is his ability to explain very complex topics simply. His dedication and availability is commendable. He brings a transaction over the line.’

Key clients

Bausch & Lomb

Air France – KLM


Bain Capital

Barclays Bank

Schneider Electric

3G Capital

Walker & Dunlop

Rhône Capital

AVR Afvalverwerking




Stellantis N.V.

Goldman Sachs Asset Management



Work highlights

  • Advised Firmenich International SA on its EUR 42bn merger of equals with Koninklijke DSM N.V.
  • Assisted Rhône Capital on a public cash offer for shares of RHI Magnesita N.V., valuing the company at approximately EUR 1.5bn.
  • Acted for Lanxess and Advent on the buyout of the engineering materials business of Royal DSM for a purchase price of EUR 3.85bn.

A&O Shearman

A&O Shearman leverages international presence to advise on tax disputes and a diverse spectrum of financial transactions, including corporate M&A, real estate, capital markets and structured finance deals. Godfried Kinnegim and Rens Bondrager lead the team, with the former assisting clients with the tax structuring of public and private deals, while the latter advises on matters ranging from the taxation of investment funds to restructuring and employment benefits.

Practice head(s):

Godfried Kinnegim; Rens Bondrager


‘The A&O tax practice is technically skilled, with broad knowledge of important sectors. In combination with their international network and collaboration with other practice groups, they can provide all relevant advice that is needed to close a transaction successfully.’

‘Working with Godfried Kinnegim and Rens Bondrager is always a pleasure. Both are technically skilled, have a good sense of urgency and can provide advice clearly.’

‘Very good tax experts, broad scope and very dedicated. Collaboration is very pleasant, with the right persons at the table for the specific project.’

Key clients




Aedes Places

Ivanhoé Cambridge

PAI partners

Nationale Nederlanden


Seagate Technology


AES Corporation


BNP Paribas



Vroon Group BV


Atlas Tax Lawyers

Atlas Tax Lawyers specialises in handling cross-border tax structuring matters tied to investments and acquisitions, with a strong track record in advising US tech companies and investors on tax issues, in addition to assisting with transfer pricing and acting for clients in tax disputes. The firm’s indirect tax team is also well versed in handling matters concerning digital services tax, and is a strong choice for crypto asset investors. The practice’s leadership group consists of Roelof Gerritsen, Matthijs Wierenga, Boudewijn Niels, Frank Schwarte, Johan Visser, Ivo Kuipers, Frederik Mulder and Bas Leensma.

Practice head(s):

Roelof Gerritsen; Matthijs Wierenga; Boudewijn Niels; Frank Schwarte; Johan Visser; Ivo Kuipers; Frederik Mulder; Bas Leensma

Other key lawyers:

Sophie Kallen

Key clients





Corum Investments

Delin Property

Orpea Group

Miele X


Work highlights

  • Performed a tax audit for Stedin to prepare for the EUR 500mn investment by the Dutch State.

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance specialises in handling tax aspects tied to complex corporate transactions and financing arrangements, including M&A, capital markets and real estate deals and associated restructurings. The group's expertise also extends to employment taxation. Leading the team is ‘exceptionally smart tax lawyer’ Michiel Sunderman, who maintains a broad practice that covers M&A, restructuring and private equity fund structuring matters. Nolan Groenland assists with the structuring of the tax aspects of corporate and finance transactions, with Stern Flik focusing primarily on taxes tied to finance and real estate transactions.

Practice head(s):

Michiel Sunderman

Other key lawyers:

Nolan Groenland; Stern Flik


‘My go-to person at Clifford Chance is the very bright Michiel Sunderman, who stands out with exceptional knowledge of tax legislation and tax structuring, combined with a very practical approach.’

‘CC’s tax team is highly skilled and provides thorough advice on complex matters.’

‘I’ve worked with Nolan Groenland. Communication is very pleasant and turnaround time was quick. Nolan is a good sparring partner and was very supportive. His knowledge of international tax regulations is excellent, which makes it easy to trust him with a case or transaction.’

‘Michiel Sunderman is an exceptionally smart tax lawyer.’

‘On the ball and responsive.’

Key clients


ING Bank N.V.


Adyen N.V

Arçelik A.S.

InfraVia Capital Partners

Royal DSM

Henley Investment Management

Flint Group Finance B.V

Koole Terminals B.V.


Equistone European Partners


Partners Group

Telefonica Europe B.V.

TotalEnergies SE

Veolia Nederland B.V.

Vinci S.A.

Vivada Investments B.V.

Work highlights

  • Advised ABN AMRO, ING and Rabobank in relation to the planned acquisition of Currence iDEAL.
  • Acted for Roompot, a portfolio company of KKR, and KKR, on the acquisition of Landal GreenParks, including associated tax structuring.
  • Advised TotalEnergies on their negotiations with Alimentation Couche-Tard for the setting up of a partnership in Belgium and Luxembourg, and the sale of their retail networks in Germany and the Netherlands.


Cross-border tax mandates form the basis of Dentons’ practice, which brings strength to transactional, transfer pricing and tax controversy matters. The practice is led by Jurjen Bevers, a specialist in restructuring and M&A taxes tied to the oil and gas, construction and shipping sectors; and Heico Reinoud, who assists clients with taxes linked to international transactions. Rezan Ökten joined the team from Houthoff in June 2023 to head the transfer pricing team, advising on restructurings, headquarters cost allocation models and contentious matters. Wesley Boldewijn joined the partnership in April 2023, with a focus on digital economy taxation and transfer pricing.

Practice head(s):

Jurjen Bevers; Heico Reinoud

Other key lawyers:

Marnix Veldhuijzen; Wesley Boldewijn; Sebastiaan Wijsman; Rezan Ökten


‘Their overall level of knowledge of tax, but also of general business matters, is outstanding. As a result, their advice goes further than only looking at things from a tax perspective.’

‘Marnix Veldhuijzen’s broad knowledge of tax and business, makes him a unique partner who is able to give you advice that reaches further than general tax advice. He is a true sparring partner. With him on your side, you know you have someone who will look after your best interests.’

‘Excellent client service and understanding of clients’ businesses.’

‘Availability and innovative solutions’

‘Dentons’ level of professionalism is unparalleled, coupled with an unwavering commitment to detail. What truly distinguishes Dentons is their exceptional communication skills, which are complemented by a perfect balance of responsiveness.’

‘Wesley Boldewijn is engaging, business-savvy, deeply knowledgeable about relevant international tax matters and an exceptional partner to have when strategising.’

Key clients

Gilde Equity Management (GEMStone)


Lighthouse Properties Plc

NEPI Rockcastle

Work highlights

  • Advised Gilde Equity Management on the set-up and implementation of their first real estate fund.
  • Assisted Europastry with the full legal and tax due diligence and implementation of the post-closing restructuring.
  • Advised NEPI Rockcastle on its redomiciliation to the Netherlands from the Isle of Man via Luxembourg, allowing the same legal entity to remain.

DLA Piper

DLA Piper advises both buying and selling corporate and private equity clients on transactions, restructurings, indirect taxation and transfer pricing, in addition to providing representation in contentious tax matters. Dutch and international indirect taxation are areas of focus for practice head Daan Arends, who also advises on VAT and customs matters. Jian-Cheng Ku is noted for his experience in supporting clients’ entries into the Dutch and EU market and advising major tech companies on tax structuring. Jean Paul Dresen handles insolvency tax issues and assists with the tax aspects of M&A deals and attached restructuring measures.

Practice head(s):

Daan Arends

Other key lawyers:

Jian-Cheng Ku; Jean Paul Dresen; Robin Theuns


‘Jean Paul Dresen and the team are experienced and have a good understanding of key tax topics around private equity share structures.’

Key clients

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Avalara, Inc.

Aviva Investors

Bencis Capital Partners

Crocs Inc.

Deckers Outdoor Corporation


Elliott Advisors (UK) Limited

Hugo Boss AG

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Patrizia SE

Pfizer, Inc.

Ralph Lauren Corporation

Rituals B.V.

ServiceNow, Inc.

Snowflake, Inc.

The Carlyle Group

The Hilton Group

Uber Technologies Inc./Uber B.V.

Zoom Video Communications, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advised the management team of Ekaterra on the carve out of the business from Unilever and sale to CVC, and associated management incentive packages.
  • Assisted Patrizia SE with tax structuring and corporate transformation advice, in addition to rendering of tax opinions.
  • Advised Bencis on the acquisition of a majority stake in PNO Group, specifically on leverage tax models and transactional taxes.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer‘s tax group provides a comprehensive service, supporting the M&A team on cross-border tax structuring advice, while also maintaining a standalone tax advisory practice. The team is also called upon to represent clients in tax and state aid disputes. Practice head Eelco van der Stok advises a number of corporates and private equity investors on tax structuring and transactional matters, displaying particular expertise in the tech sector. Bob van Kasteren‘s focus lies in the tax aspects of M&A, structured finance deals and international investments; along with Daan van Schaik, he also handles tax disputes.

Practice head(s):

Eelco van der Stok

Other key lawyers:

Bob van Kasteren; Daan van Schaik

Key clients



Siemens Energy AG

Iveco Group N.V. and CNH Industrial N.V.

McCain Foods

Arcus Infrastructure Partners

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

Apax Partners LLP

Warburg Pincus LLC

HAL Investments

Work highlights

  • Advised KLAR Partners on its proposed acquisition of Hallo Group.
  • Advised Canada Pension Plan Investment Board on its long-term investment partnership with Power2X.
  • Acted for Macromill on an agreement to sell its 100% stake in MetrixLab to Toluna.


Houthoff is well positioned to assist clients with both contentious and non-contentious tax matters, handling tax aspects of cross-border M&A and real estate transactions, restructurings and transfer pricing arrangements. With Chantal Presilli, the firm is also able to represent clients in tax disputes before the Dutch Supreme Court. Heading the team is Jeroen van Mourik, who advises on international tax treaties and BEPS matters, with a focus on US and Asia-based clients. ‘Outstanding corporate tax partner’ Sylvia Dikmans assists clients with tax matters tied to private equity and M&A deals, and is also noted for her experience in advising Latin American clients on their European tax structures. Rezan Ökten moved to Dentons in June 2023.

Practice head(s):

Jeroen van Mourik

Other key lawyers:

Sylvia Dikmans; Chantal Presilli


‘The team is very skilled and flexible and has a deep knowledge of the Dutch tax market. They have great expertise in international transactions, in particular in structuring.’

‘Sylvia Dikmans is an outstanding corporate tax partner with whom I worked for several decades, always to great client satisfaction. She is extremely competent, business-oriented and flexible.’

‘The team has a solid practice, always showing strong technical skills and a proactive approach regarding clients’ needs.’

‘Houthoff’s tax team is very consistent from a technical point of view, but also are very accessible. They answer our queries quickly and efficiently, with great professionalism and clarity.’

‘The Houthoff tax team handles complicated corporate tax issues very well and advises in a pragmatic manner.’

‘Sylvia Dikmans and Jeroen van Mourik are experts in their fields and have a great responsiveness. They know the clients’ needs and are nice to work with.’

‘The tax team led by Sylvia Dikmans is a wonderful business partner to move forward with in complex matters. Their availability and willingness to collaborate is different to other market participants.’

Key clients

Apollo Global Management


Veon Ventures


Volker Wessels

Attestor Capital




BC Capital



Argos Wityu

TK Maxx


Schroders Capital


Work highlights

  • Advised Apollo Global Management LLC on the tax aspects of its investments.
  • Assisted Heimstaden with its acquisition of a portfolio of 10,000 residential units.
  • Advised Funecap on the acquisition of crematoria owned by Yarden and the acquisition of the Facultatieve Group.


Praised for its ‘reliability and availability’, NautaDutilh is a popular choice for financial services clients and healthcare-focused investors seeking tax advice in relation to acquisitions, securitisations and bonds issuances, as well as restructuring and insolvency matters. The team is led by Chris Warner, who advises on tax matters tied to public and private M&As and IPOs, and Nico Blom, a specialist in structured finance and fund-related taxes. Nina Kielman focuses on debt and equity capital markets transaction taxes, with Pieternel Verhoeven-van den Brink handling restructuring and insolvency matters and fund structuring. Sjuul Jentjens departed the firm in May 2023.

Practice head(s):

Chris Warner; Nico Blom

Other key lawyers:

Nina Kielman; Pieternel Verhoeven-van den Brink


‘Reliability and availability.’

‘Nina Kielman represented the client excellently on a large M&A project. Her knowledge, speed and cleverness in difficult files and negotiations, have led to very good results.’

‘The Nauta tax team is remarkably responsive and reliable. We worked together on complex matters and they always managed to deliver precise and to-the-point advice and analysis in a way that fulfilled the client’s needs. They know how to explain Dutch taxes to foreigners.’

‘Chris Warner is a star while always remaining modest and easygoing. Pieternel Verhoeven-van den Brink is a younger partner with extraordinary skills, both technical and for managing relationships.’

Key clients

Louis Dreyfus Company

NewAmsterdam Pharma

a.s.r. Nederland N.V.


HAL Investments

Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V.

Sonae Sierra SGPS

Petrobras S.A.

Bluestar Alliance

ENEL Finance International N.V.

De Volksbank N.V.

Nederlandse Waterschappen N.V.

Work highlights

  • Assisted a.s.r. with its proposed business combination of a.s.r. and Aegon Nederland.
  • Advised ALD Automotive and its majority shareholder Société Générale on the acquisition of LeasePlan from a consortium led by TDR Capital for a total of EUR 4.9bn.
  • Advised NewAmsterdam Pharma on its de-SPAC transaction and business combination with Frazier Lifesciences Acquistion Corp.

Simmons & Simmons

Simmons & Simmons provides an ‘excellent, personalised service’ to a number of leading financial institutions, including banks, investors and fund managers, advising them on the tax and transfer pricing aspects of capital markets and structured finance transactions. Under the leadership of international transactions tax expert René van Eldonk, the practice has developed a particular focus on corporate real estate and energy sector deals. Monique van Herksen assists clients with their transfer pricing structures, and also has experience handling audits and advising on tax controversies. Pim Duteweert specialises in fund structuring and transactions.

Practice head(s):

René van Eldonk

Other key lawyers:

Monique van Herksen; Pim Duteweert


‘Excellent, personalised service. The whole team is really aware of the latest developments in the market.’ 

‘They always provide immediate and accurate answers.’

‘Highly knowledgeable, very good execution skills, pleasure to work with.’

Key clients

AXA Investment Managers


Carican Group

Goldman Sachs Asset Managementt

Redbird Capital Partners

UBS Asset Management

Deutsche Bank


Morgan Stanley


Work highlights

  • Advised Redbird Capital Partners on setting up and structuring of a Dutch investment platform which focuses on sports-related investments, including the acquisition of AC Milan.
  • Acted on behalf of HQ Pack and the selling shareholders on the EUR 285m sale of HQ Pack to NPM Capital and related transfer pricing arrangements.

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird's tax team is well versed in advising tech, communications, life sciences and energy clients on tax aspects of transactional matters and works with the firm’s offices abroad to support clients undergoing international reorganisations. Willem Bongaerts leads the team, advising tech companies and private equity funds on international tax structurings tied to M&A, and with structured finance transactions. Arnoud Knijnenburg assists clients with tax structuring, compliance and reporting measures, and is also an experienced tax litigator. Head of VAT Andy van Esdonk joined the team from Meijburg Legal a member firm of KPMG International in December 2022.

Practice head(s):

Willem Bongaerts

Other key lawyers:

Arnoud Knijnenburg; Andy van Esdonk; Ivo Ijzerman; Ashraf Abdirizak


‘Unique client approach and innovative advisory.’

‘Willem Bongaerts is able to communicate with very demanding clients and able to explain himself in a manner where everybody can understand him.’

‘Excellent team on both Dutch tax advice and also cross-border matters where needed. Very commercial and user-friendly.’

‘Arnoud Knijnenburg is a top-notch tax lawyer and a vigorous advocate for his clients, while still maintaining a deal-oriented approach that is critical for tax issues in an M&A context. Incredibly responsive.’

‘Bird & Bird has been a great help for the client to navigate through various international tax regimes.’

Key clients

DXC Technology




Cellnex Telecom S.A.


Chinook Therapeutics, Inc.

Wolfspeed, Inc

Secure 24 (Symmetry Global)


ImmunoPrecise Antibodies Ltd

Solo Brands

Electronics For Imaging, Inc.


Iberica Partners

BloomReach Inc.

Unisun Energy Group




Platina Partners LLP



Work highlights

  • Advised Invest-NL on the tax aspects of its investment in Lightyear.
  • Assisted Platina Partners LLP with the acquisition of a majority stake and supplemental investment in Holiday Home Experts B.V. and its subsidiaries in multiple countries.
  • Assisted a manufacturer of electric vehicles based in China on the tax and corporate law aspects of its international expansion.


Remaining ‘very much on top of tax policy’ allows Buren to advise its clients on complex tax issues tied to cross-border transactions, with strong ties to Asian and Latin American markets. The team is jointly led by Peter van Dijk, who is ‘great with taxes’ and who focuses on Japan, Germany and the CEE region, advising clients on their corporate structures; and ‘excellent practitioner’ Cees-Frans Greeven, who assists clients with their corporate, venture capital and private equity tax matters. IJsbrand Uljée acts for both listed and privately held clients, advising on transactions and the structuring of investments and debt.

Practice head(s):

Cees-Frans Greeven; Peter van Dijk

Other key lawyers:

IJsbrand Uljée


‘The Buren team is very much on top of tax policy and helpful in signalling potential changes and how they might impact deals and structures.’

‘Cees-Frans Greeven is an excellent practitioner – very knowledgeable and readily available.’

‘Practical, flexible, effective.’

‘Peter van Dijk is great with taxes and provides practical insights.’

Key clients

CS Group




Bausch Health

Planon B.V.

Modus Group

Nissui EuropeB.V./Nissui Corporation


IMD Media Limited (Peach)

War Child Holland

Gravitas Recruitment Group

Work highlights

  • Assisted Clarios with various financing and refinancing transactions and related security rights.
  • Advised Bausch on its global spinoff operations, including multiple IPOs, bond issuances and credit facilities.
  • Assisted CS Group S.A. in its planned acquisition of shares in HE Space Holding B.V. from Millican Management B.V. and a post-transaction cross-border corporate restructuring.


CMS‘very experienced, responsive and pragmatic’ tax team occupies a notable niche in its advice to investors and corporate clients in the transport and logistics sectors, where they assist with the structuring of tax arrangements tied to acquisitions, investments and real estate purchases. In addition, the practice is also noted for its expertise in VAT matters and has worked to develop its expertise in the field of contingent tax insurance. The practice is headed jointly by Herman Boersen, whose practice encompasses M&A-related taxes and a niche in W&I tax risk insurance; and Anton Louwinger, who handles a wide range of tax issues tied to corporate transactions, restructuring measures and real estate investments.

Practice head(s):

Herman Boersen; Anton Louwinger

Other key lawyers:

Etienne Cox


‘Herman Boersen has been a great business partner for us, and is always a pleasure to work with.’

‘Great teamwork with a proactive approach.’

‘High level of professionalism and a deep understanding of the client’s needs and market standards.’

Key clients

DIF Capital Partners

BBL Groupe


RFS Holland Holding (Wehkamp)



Borghese Real Estate

Insight Investment

Boluda Towage, S.L.

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Work highlights

  • Advised DIF Capital Partners on the divestment of its portfolio consisting of 564 rail freight wagons to Wascosa AG.
  • Advised Groupe BBL on its acquisition of the Share Logistics group, performing tax due diligence across several jurisdictions.
  • Advised Bynder on the sale of a majority stake to Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Greenberg Traurig LLP brings a ‘commercial, pragmatic and collaborative’ approach to its tax advice, assisting such clients as real estate and infrastructure investors with the tax structuring of their acquisitions and divestments, in addition to supporting clients undergoing restructuring measures. Practice head Thomas van der Vliet specialises in structuring the tax aspects of corporate and real estate transactions, with a strong knowledge of international tax treaties. Erik de Bie handles advisory and contentious matters tied to VAT, customs and excise duties. Alex Westerman advises the oil and gas and IT sectors on tax planning and transfer pricing.

Practice head(s):

Thomas van der Vliet

Other key lawyers:

Erik de Bie; Reinier van de Steenoven; Alex Westerman; Richelle Baptiste


‘They are very good in their field of expertise.’

‘Both Reinier van de Steenoven and Richelle Baptiste react quickly and look for the right solutions.’

‘GTLAW is a dynamic, intelligent and expert law firm. They are also very commercial, pragmatic and collaborative.’

‘Extremely responsive, polite and smart.’

Key clients

Nostrum Oil & Gas Plc

Dream Industrial REIT

747 Capital

Middleground Capital

Carbon Equity

Vena Energy

Creative Clicks

Heitman International LLC




Orion Infrastructure Capital

EQT Exeter


Work highlights

  • Advised 747 Capital on Dutch tax and legal matters with regard to the fund formation work for 747 Capital’s 5th co-investment buy-out fund, 747 Hudson V and its 8th buy-out fund of funds, 747 Stuyvesant VIII, LP.
  • Advised Dream on all tax aspects of the acquisition of industrial real estate and with regard to the integration and restructuring of the portfolio.
  • Assisted Nostrum Oil & Gas Plc with all tax aspects concerning the restructuring of its external debt.

Hamelink & Van den Tooren

Tax boutique Hamelink & Van den Tooren acts for mid-sized and large corporates and investment funds, advising on matters ranging from the structuring of transactions and corporate and fund structures at the domestic and international levels to compliance, contentious matters and the structuring of private wealth. The team is led by Wouter Vosse, who specialises in cross-border M&A and restructuring taxes; and Servaas van Dooren, who handles the setup of international tax arrangements. Co-founder Jan van den Tooren transitioned to an Of Counsel role in 2023, and continues to advise on strategic client matters.

Practice head(s):

Wouter Vosse; Servaas van Dooren

Other key lawyers:

Jan van den Tooren; Maarten Edie


‘Brilliant team – depth of knowledge, forward-thinking advice, and always organised. As a team, they are very quick to respond, and have a deep enough bench to have the right resources ready at all times.’

‘Friendly, impeccable presentation, and a can-do attitude. This is, of course, on top of the profound knowledge of both the history and upcoming developments in their respective specialisations.’

‘The advice and support provided to our business and group entities by Hamelink & Van den Tooren has been of a high quality, relevant to our requirements and more importantly, it helped us to make the appropriate decisions that have contributed to our success.’

Key clients


Fortum Corporation

Climate Investor 1 and 2/Climate Fund Managers


Certa Insurance Partners

CK Capital Partners


Robertson Marketing Group

Ghabbour Auto Group/MNT Investments


BioQ Pharma

Galaxy Digital/Blue Fire Capital

Work highlights

  • Assisted Climate Fund Managers in setting up the new Climate Investor 2 Fund and related companies, including obtaining an advance tax ruling from the Dutch tax authorities.
  • Advised Kuehne + Nagel on their international tax structuring, as well as their Dutch tax position.
  • Assisted Galaxy Digital with a variety of Dutch tax matters concerning its Dutch trading operations, including VAT, employment tax and international tax matters.


Linklaters' tax team ‘delivers excellent advice on complex transactions’, providing advice on tax issues tied to M&A, private equity, capital markets and financing deals, in addition to handling a variety of issuances by financial institutions and multinational corporates. The ‘superb’ Dick Hofland leads the practice, acting for corporates, private equity investors and financial institutions in the planning of their international tax structures. Jurian van der Pas focuses on the tax arrangements of structured finance, refinancing and securitisation deals.

Practice head(s):

Dick Hofland

Other key lawyers:

Jurian van der Pas


‘Dick Hofland has an exceptional blend of technical knowledge and business judgement. He is unique.’

‘Strong team with lots of technical capabilities.’

‘Dick Hofland is one of the best tax lawyers in the Netherlands.’

Key clients

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

Cerberus European Investments LLC

Cerberus Capital Management LP

Work highlights

  • Advised Cerberus Capital Management LP on the divestment of Worldwide Flight Services for EUR 1.3bn.
  • Assisted Cerberus European Investments LLC with the setup and financing of a Dutch joint venture entity, 95% of which will be held by Cerberus, to act as a pan-European platform for investments in industrial service facility real estate.
  • Advised the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority on its investment in the TMF Group B.V.

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright‘s tax group maintains its own standalone practice, in addition to supporting the firm’s M&A, banking and projects practices, by providing advice on the structuring of cross-border transactions and funds. The team is also sought after for representation in tax disputes. Bart Le Blanc provides ‘clear and tailored tax advice’ on M&A transactions, restructurings and financings.

Practice head(s):

Bart Le Blanc


‘The tax team at Norton Rose is practical and commercial in providing tax advice and efficient in responding to client enquiries. They are very reliable and provide sound and useful tax advice. They have a strong tax team in the Netherlands.’

‘Bart Le Blanc understands our business, is commercial, and provides practical advice to address tax issues. I would highly recommend Bart to others who seek clear and tailored tax advice in the Netherlands.’

Key clients


Appian Capital Advisory LLP

Canadian Tire Corporation


Energizer Inc.



Mercedes Benz AG

Allianz Nederland Groep NV

Royal Bank of Canada

Work highlights

  • Assisted Appian with the disposal of two Brazilian mining projects to ACG Acquisition Company Limited.
  • Advised ICTSI on several tax issues, Pillar II issues and tax compliance.
  • Advised RWG in respect of the realisation of a new terminal in the port area of Rotterdam.

Van Doorne

Van Doorne's tax team is geared towards tax advice in relation to mid-market transactions, where it acts for a range of clients in the financial services, real estate and retail sectors. The practice is also well versed in taking on matters concerning dividend withholding taxes and VAT, in addition to representing clients in disputes with tax authorities. Practice head Rob de Win handles real estate tax matters and issues of indirect tax. Jan Roeland specialises in transactional taxes, including those linked to M&As, IPOs and structured finance, while Sjoerd Stokmans handles international tax structuring and reorganisation matters.

Practice head(s):

Rob de Win

Other key lawyers:

Jan Roeland; Sjoerd Stokmans


‘The team has a broad experience and is very hands-on.’

Key clients

Care Property Invest


Corre Energy






JPI Hospitality


Work highlights

  • Advised Superstone on all aspects of its tax and corporate structuring and the tax aspects of the acquisition and development of its investments in the Dutch market.
  • Assisted Mogelijk with the formation of Mogelijk Zakelijke Hypothekenfonds.
  • Advised Surmount Ventures on the restructuring of its existing fund and the formation of its new investment fund.


AKD acts for multinationals, financial institutions and private equity investors on matters concerning corporate income tax, VAT, employment and benefits issues and transfer pricing arrangements. Ivo Vreman heads the team, assisting private equity funds with the tax structuring of their transactions and transfer pricing. Ludo Luijks handles the tax aspects of corporate transactions and joint ventures. Yves Gassler brings strength to the real estate and indirect taxation matters.

Practice head(s):

Ivo Vreman

Other key lawyers:

Ludo Luijks; Yves Gassler


‘Great firm with strong connection to tax authorities.’

‘Ivo Vreman is a great expert, easy to work with, anticipates tax issues and has great communication skills.’

Key clients


Credit Suisse




Benson Elliot

United Phosphorus

Tate & Lyle

Jones Day

Both investment funds and corporates turn to Jones Day for advice on the tax structuring aspects of their cross-border transactions, fund formations and investments and potential tax-related risks. Practice head Lodewijk Berger specialises in international tax planning and tax controversies. Stef Plouvier acts for a mix of corporate and private equity clients, focusing on M&A, finance transactions, fund formations and tax structurings.

Practice head(s):

Lodewijk Berger

Other key lawyers:

Stef Plouvier


‘The team demonstrates time and time again that Jones Day is one firm. They are responsive, practical and cooperative. As a client, I would think that is what you are searching for.’

‘Lou Berger is not only smart and clever, he is also creative and able to look at the same issue from a number of angles in order to find a solution.’

‘The team is very collaborative and strives to understand our industry. They take a well-thought-out, practical approach when navigating complex tax requirements. The team has deep knowledge of the rules but finds the right balance when providing advice that neither blinds us with technical detail, nor leaves us in doubt of the technical analysis.’

‘Both the partner, Lodewijk Berger, and the associate, Stef Plouvier, are highly responsive and client oriented in their approach. They demonstrate knowledge of our business and have built a trusted adviser relationship.’

‘Their strength is in their combination of tax and regulatory knowledge, together with their deep understanding of industry practices and customs. This is what really sets them apart from other top tier law firms.’

Key clients

The Coca-Cola Company






Avient Corporation

Arsenal Capital Partners


Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advised Avient Corporation on the tax aspects of its $1.485bn purchase of Koninklijke DSM N.V.’s protective materials business.
  • Acted for Fenzi Holdings SPV S.p.A. in the tax aspects of its acquisition and financing of the advanced glass technologies business of Johnson Matthey PLC.
  • Assisted Aurelius on the tax aspects of its acquisition of three European paper mills from Sappi Limited.

Kraaijeveld Coppus Legal (KC Legal)

Under the leadership of cross-border investment specialist Friggo Kraaijeveld and Ceriel Coppus, who focuses on international restructuring measures, Kraaijeveld Coppus Legal (KC Legal) handles international tax planning, due diligence and transaction structuring, in addition to offering tax compliance services. Edwin Veele joined the team from HVK Stevens in March 2023, specialising in M&A and reorganisation-linked taxes and assisting with tax due diligence.

Practice head(s):

Ceriel Coppus; Friggo Kraaijeveld; Edwin Veele


‘They really listen and are willing to explore and pursue a variety of options to try to secure the right results for their clients.’

‘Ceriel Coppus really makes you feel he is on your side and able to look at things from the client’s perspective. You know you can count on him in securing goals and objectives.’

‘The team, from partners to office managers, is very open and accessible in their communication and appearance. Compared to other firms, KC Legal has the ability to make you feel comfortable in in-depth meetings. KC Legal is an out-of-the-box thinking firm with a strong focus on problem-solving.’

‘Ceriel Coppus can explain the most complicated situations in for non-tax lawyers in understandable terms. Friggo Kraaijeveld, with his broad knowledge and experience, is a practical problem solver.’

‘We are a scale-up business looking to extend into the EU. KC Legal have been extremely proactive and efficient in the incorporation of our EU subsidiary.’

‘Both Friggo Kraaijeveld and Ceriel Coppus have in-depth practical knowledge on international tax planning and cross-border (re)structuring; they are very pragmatic, responsive and service-driven.’

Key clients

Stone City Energy


General Catalyst

Holland & Barrett


Work highlights

  • Advised Yandex on novel tax issues tied to its business model.
  • Assisted Holland & Barrett on both domestic and international tax issues, including reporting matters.


The tax practice at VanLoman handles both domestic and cross-border tax structuring, advising on arrangements tied to M&A, investment deals and rationalisation projects. Additionally, the firm assists with indirect taxation matters including VAT, customs duties and real estate transfer taxes. Head of practice Jochem Kin specialises in corporate and international tax issues, with further expertise in advising on the structuring of management participation structures. Gabriël van Gelder handles the tax aspects of private equity and fund transactions, and is also sought after for his tax disputes experience.

Practice head(s):

Jochem Kin

Other key lawyers:

Gabriël van Gelder


‘They have an excellent network to properly assist on cross-border tax matters.’

‘Gabriël van Gelder is pragmatic and responsive.’

‘Proven expertise. Strong client focus and thinking outside the box. Quick turnaround and follow-up. Trusted pair of hands.’

Key clients


Perpetual Next

OCI Group

Bunge Group

Neqsol Holding

Armada Music

Holland Capital


BayWa Renewable Energy



Work highlights

  • Advised Logex on an investment from Thoma Bravo.
  • Advised Armada/BEAT Music Fund on the Dutch tax aspects of a $400m acquisition financing structure.
  • Assisted Neqsol Holding with Dutch tax aspects of its $2.7bn restructuring into a Dutch holding structure.

HCSD Tax Advisors

HCSD Tax Advisors advises large and mid-sized companies and private equity investors on the tax structuring of international acquisitions, reorganisations and employment taxes, in addition to VAT matters. The practice is led jointly by Rob Havenga, who represents clients in mediation proceedings and litigation against tax authorities; corporate income tax and VAT specialist Wiet Crobach, who also handles tax matters tied to bankruptcies; and Erik Swaving Dijkstra, whose practice is centred on employment-related taxes, including remuneration schemes and management agreements.

Practice head(s):

Rob Havenga; Wiet Crobach; Erik Swaving Dijkstra


‘The team showed outstanding knowledge and gave practical advice regarding the tax aspects of a settlement in a very complex dispute. Due to its compact size, the team is very agile.’

‘All individuals were very friendly and easily accessible. They all complemented each other perfectly.’

‘HCSD Tax is very hands-on compared to competitors. Their knowledge is outstanding and their service is as well.’

Key clients

Bracco SpA

Elco Ltd.

DSB Bank N.V./Finqus B.V.


Acist Europe B.V.

CarePay International B.V.

BioUrja Group (Energy Alloys)

Round Hill Capital


SPE Capital

Konica Minolta

AVerest Capital

Infinity Recycling






Work highlights

  • Advised DSB Bank on all tax matters related to the distribution of approx. EUR 650m surplus estate to creditors after DSB Bank’s bankruptcy.
  • Advised SurgVision B.V. on its cross-border conversion into SurgVision GmbH as part of a restructuring of the business of the Bracco SpA group.
  • Assisted Infinity Recycling on a EUR 13m co-investment in its portfolio company Pryme N.V. and the structuring and implementation of a carried interest investment scheme for its key team members.

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP provides ‘practical, real world advice’ to corporate and private equity clients to assist with the structuring of transactions-related tax arrangements and trade and customs tax issues at the domestic and multinational levels. Practice head Alexander Fortuin specialises in the structuring of investments and business activities for tax purposes, working closely with senior associate Matthijs Dols.

Practice head(s):

Alexander Fortuin

Other key lawyers:

Matthijs Dols


‘Team was very engaged, professional and took a constructive approach. They gave clear advice.’

‘I worked with Matthijs Dols and I really appreciated it. He understood the context well and clearly expressed the possible options which were relevant to us from a tax perspective, drove the overall project well and was really engaged and proactive.’

‘They provide practical, real world advice without losing sight of the bigger picture. Their practice is big enough to handle complex requests, yet nimble and compact enough to react quickly. Cooperation with their international colleagues is a big plus.’

‘Matthijs Dols is pragmatic, easygoing, has in-depth knowledge of the sector and was very pleasant to work with. Alexander Fortuin is approachable, knowledgeable and has a good eye when there is a situation involving stakeholders with diverging interests.’

Key clients

Royal Terberg Group B.V./AutoBinck Group B.V.

Stahl Holdings B.V.

ACON Investments

Ufenau Capital Partners



Maguar Capital Partners



ING Bank N.V.

Work highlights

  • Advised EFIC1 on its business combination with Azerion at an enterprise value of EUR 1.3bn.
  • Assisted Stahl Group with its acquisition of ICP Industrial Solutions Group.
  • Advised Hivest Capital Partners on its acquisition of the cargo and catering activities of AviusULD and Driessen Catering Equipment from Safran.

Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke‘s tax team focuses primarily on the tax aspects of international transactions, carrying out tax due diligence and structuring transactions for corporate and investor clients. Leading the team is Job van der Pol, a specialist in the tax aspects of both M&A and real estate deals. Cees Graafland advises on VAT matters.

Practice head(s):

Job van der Pol

Other key lawyers:

Cees Graafland; Aram Hovanesjan; Sjoerd Waagmeester


‘The team works long hours to ensure we get the deal over the line, and follows up post-acquisition to make sure critical items are not missed.’

Key clients

Ampyr Solar Europe

Amsterdam Data Collective

Genome Diagnostics B.V.


IceLake Private Equity

Mayht Holding B.V.

Marel Holding B.V.


Shareholders and management of ODMedia Holding B.V.

Tenzing Private Equity

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Inland Services Holding AS

Safran SA

Wildstone Capital

Redevco B.V.

Kodision B.V.

Superstruct Netherlands Holdings B.V.

Work highlights

  • Advised shareholders of Genome Diagnostics B.V. on the competitive auction process relating to the sale of GenDx to Eurobio Scientific for EUR 135m.
  • Acted for Safran Group on the sales of its cargo and catering activities to Hivest Capital Partners.
  • Advised AMPYR Solar Europe on its acquisition of SolarEnergyWorks.

Taxand Netherlands

Taxand Netherlands leverages its position within the Taxand network to advise multinationals and investors in the real estate, energy and life sciences sectors on international tax mandates, including the structuring of tax arrangements tied to acquisitions, indirect taxes, transfer pricing and tax compliance. Gertjan Hesselberth heads the team, handling both M&A-related and restructuring tax matters, while Martijn Jaegers specialises in indirect taxation and assists Dutch and EU VAT matters.

Practice head(s):

Gertjan Hesselberth

Other key lawyers:

Martijn Jaegers

Key clients


Time Equities Inc

Swiss Life