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PO BOX 59280, 1040 KG AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
Tel:
Work +31 88 253 5000
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Fax +31 88 253 5001
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Web:
www.akd.nl
AKD, Huub Laauwen, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS

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Huub Laauwen

Tel:
Work +31 88 253 5197
Email:
Web:
www.akd.nl/en/specialists/huub-laauwen
AKD

Work Department

Tax

Position

Huub Laauwen became a partner at AKD on 1 January 2016. In 2007, he co-founded Luminous Tax Matters N.V., which merged with AKD on 1 January 2016. Huub chairs the tax practice group at AKD and he is also a member of the Banking & Finance, Employment & Pensions, Corporate Litigation/Insolvency and Transport & Energy practice groups.

Career

Huub specialises in advising national and international companies and wealthy individuals. Conducting a broadly focused practice , he advises on corporation tax and international tax treaties in particular, chiefly as regards structuring, mergers, takeovers, joint ventures and intellectual property structures. He also advises wealthy individuals on the management of their property both in the Netherlands and abroad.

Huub has been working in international tax consultancy for nearly 30 years, and he started his career at Loyens & Loeff's legal predecessor. He also worked as Head of Tax Matters for an international company in the service industry which was active in over 50 countries. As Head of Tax Matters, he was responsible for all international tax matters.

Member

He is a member of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisers (Nederlandse Orde van Belastingadviseurs)(NOB), the Tax Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) and the International Fiscal Association (IFA).


Netherlands

Tax

Within: Tax

AKD’s ‘adaptable’ team provides ‘to the point’ advice and is led by Huub Laauwen. Ivro Vreman handled the tax aspects of IOI Corporation’s €297m divestment of a controlling stake in one of its business units. Robert Jean Kloprogge, who joined in April 2018 from Stibbe, and Jan-Willem Beijk are also singled out. Hans Galavazi was another new arrival; he joined from his own practice. Derk Prinsen is now an independent practitioner.

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