Mr Bartjan Zoetmulder > Loyens & Loeff > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Loyens & Loeff

Work Department

Investment Management Practice Group


Bartjan R. Zoetmulder, tax adviser, is a partner of the Investment Management practice group. He is actively involved in the Loyens & Loeff real estate team and heads the Central and East European team. He is also one of the founders and leaders of the Loyens & Loeff BEPS committee. Bartjan has focused his expertise in international tax matters to the real estate market, with a specific emphasis on tax structuring of investments in and from Central and Eastern Europe, as well as for investments in Dutch property. In this capacity, he serves mainly foreign clients, such as US, European and Asian real estate investors and developers, although Dutch real estate enterprises are also among his clientele.

Throughout his career he has been closely involved in the tax ruling practice, mainly for international holding and financing companies. He also worked at the Tokyo office from 1995 to 1998 and was responsible for Loyens & Loeff’s Japanese practice. He is still involved with the Japan desk today.


Dutch, English


Bartjan is chairman of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisers (NOB) since 21 June 2018. In addition, he is board member of Dujat (Dutch-Japanese Trade Federation) and a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), the International Fiscal Association (IFA) and NAREIT.


Dutch tax law, University of Groningen, 1993

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Tax

At Loyens & Loeff, the group has a core focus on international tax services, corporate tax services, investment management, private wealth, indirect tax, and employment tax. Jan Bart Schober is a key name for employment-related taxation. Margriet Lukkien advises multinationals and sovereign wealth funds on Dutch corporate tax and dividend tax aspects. For tax matters related to real estate, Bartjan Zoetmulder is the key name to note while Marco de Lignie frequently acts as tax counsel in private equity buyout and venture capital transactions. ‘Calm expert‘ Marc Klerks is the key name for funds matters. Ynze van der Tempel, Harmen van Dam, Marcel Buur, Arco Bobeldijk and domestic tax affairs specialist Fred van der Leije are also recommended.