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

Loyens & Loeff
FRED ROESKESTRAAT 100
1076 ED AMSTERDAM, PO BOX 71170
1008 BD AMSTERDAM
Netherlands

Work Department

Investment Management Practice Group

Position

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.

Languages

Dutch, English

Memberships

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.

Education

Dutch tax law, University of Groningen, 1993

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Tax

Loyens & Loeff’s group is rated for its ‘top-notch Dutch tax advice’ and is a key name for transactional tax matters. Marc Klerks led advice to Carlyle on its acquisition, as part of a consortium, of the special chemicals division of AkzoNobel, valued at €10.1bn. Bartjan Zoetmulder and Ynze van der Tempel assisted Lone Star Funds with the tax aspects of its acquisition of a retail and residential portfolio consisting of 77 retail properties and 90 residential properties across the Netherlands from Dela Real. Other key names include Harmen van DamMarcel BuurMarco De Lignie and Fred van der Leije, who advises on private wealth matters. Margriet Lukkien is notable for her international tax advice.