HVK Stevens > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Firm Profile

HVK Stevens
Prins Bernhardplein 200

Netherlands > Tax Tier 4

Boutique firm HVK Stevens counts entrepreneurs, corporations, private equity funds, charities and private wealth clients among its key roster of clients. The firm actively participates in the settlement negotiations with Dutch tax authorities and assists with subsequent disputes. Other key areas of expertise include advising on the tax aspects of asset structuring, M&A and governance matters. The practice is collectively led by Stan Stevens, Wouter Lunstroo, Paulus Merks, Joost van den Berg and Edwin Veele.

Practice head(s):

Stan Stevens; Wouter Lunstroo; Paulus Merks; Joost van den Berg; Edwin Veele

Other key lawyers:

Remco Keij; Wilbert van Vliet


‘Wide experience in the field of cross-border mergers and all the juridical and fiscal consequences. The team is pro-active and flexible when needed.’

‘Personal attention to the clients’ wishes and knowledge of the clients business and therefore a better understanding of what needs to be done.’

‘I’ve worked with Stan Stevens, who is an excellent partner.’

‘HVK is very pro-active, and helped us make the right decisions. They offered smart steps to take, and collaborated with our team extensively and were open to our suggestions as well.’

‘We worked extensively with Remco Keij and Wilbert van Vliet. They were pro-active, gave us a broad spectrum for solutions.’

Key clients

Maersk – (A.P. Moller – Maersk)

Lorax Capital Partners

Royal Ingredients

Stichting ScriptAcademy

Work highlights

  • Advising Maersk both strategically as well as day-to-day advice on the global restructuring of the Maersk group.
  • Provided several alternatives to Lorax Capital Partners, a fund manager facing higher taxable profits in the Netherlands, to alter their current structure to prevent this problem, requiring an extensive tax and risk analysis to verify which alternative structure would be the most robust and efficient under the new Dutch arm’s length rules.
  • Assisted in all tax and legal advice on the $90m restructuring of DSquares and Lucky App, two portfolio companies of Lorax Capital Partners (an Egyptian-focused private equity firm).

Netherlands > Private equity

Jointly led by Joost van den Berg and Willem Gerbers, the private equity team at HVK Stevens advises on the tax and legal aspects of M&As, financial (re)structurings and corporate finance mandates.

HVK Stevens specialises in advising entrepreneurs, corporations, private equity funds, families, family-run business and charities. Our professionals have legal, tax, M&A and financial knowledge and experience that suits every phase in your life and that of your company – from start-up to sales, acquisition to succession.

We have offices located in the Netherlands (Amsterdam and Rotterdam), Luxembourg and Curacao. In addition we have a strong international network of tax and law firms and thus we are able to advise our clients on all tax and legal aspects of jurisdictions not covered by our own offices.

The specialists at HVK Stevens are knowledgeable about all tax and legal aspects at every phase of business growth. We work together in multidisciplinary teams to provide tailormade solutions for every stage in the business life cycle of a company. With HVK Stevens, you have one personal contact that can explain every solution in a clear way.

HVK Stevens is a socially committed organisation. We have a special department dedicated to charities and helping existing PBO’s, families and companies that want to start a charitable organisation. We are proud of our professional charity department, which enables us to contribute to the charitable sector in our own way.

Department Name Email Telephone
PARTNER Jac Veeger j.veeger@hvkstevens.com +31 (0)6 51 18 78 67
Photo Name Position Profile
Willem Gerbers photo Willem Gerbers Partner Legal
Mark Janssen photo Mark Janssen Partner Tax
Tim Kok photo Tim Kok Director Tax
Wouter Lunstroo photo Wouter Lunstroo Partner Tax
Paulus Merks photo Paulus Merks Partner Tax
Jeroen Peters photo Jeroen Peters Tax partner
Jeroen Ruijg photo Jeroen Ruijg Partner Tax
Jan Willem Schenk photo Jan Willem Schenk Partner legal
Sandra Singh photo Sandra Singh Senior Manager Tax
Stan Stevens photo Stan Stevens Partner in the Tax Department, principally undertaking corporate restructuring work, mergers &…
Jac Veeger photo Jac Veeger Founding Partner 
Frank van Nus photo Frank van Nus Senior tax manager
Wilbert van Vliet photo Wilbert van Vliet Tax Director
Johan van Vulpen photo Johan van Vulpen Partner Tax
Joost van den Berg photo Joost van den Berg Partner Tax
English (fluent)
The Legal 500
Legal 500
Netherlands Chamber of Commerce

CLIENT: Mark van der Kallen, CEO

COMPANY/FIRM: Riva Holding B.V. (automotive)

TESTIMONIAL: We have engaged HVK Stevens Tax / Stan Stevens and his team for a complicated tax case and they did an excellent job in resolving it.

CLIENT: Dirk Jan Bakker and Raymond Wijnans, CEO and CFO

COMPANY/FIRM: Beleggingsmaatschappij Andantino BV (real estate)

TESTIMONIAL: Jac Veeger has been advising us in tax matters primarily related to our international ventures and transactions. We have gotten to know and appreciate Jac Veeger as an advisor who can analyse and transfrom highly complex matters into comprehensive and concise advise. He works with a vigor and speed that are quite remarkable and unparalleled in his industry. Needless to say we are exceptionally satisfied with Jac Veeger’s services and we feel quite comfortable to refer him to any relation or party in need of tax advise.

CLIENT: Bibianne Bon, VP and General Counsel

COMPANY/FIRM: Teva Pharmaceuticals Europe B.V. (pharmaceuticals)

TESTIMONIAL: HVK Stevens / Jan Willem Schenk is our outside legal counsel and has assisted us on many, complex, cross-border and transactional (acquisitions) assignments. We have a long standing relation with Jan Willem starting in 2000 and we look forward to continue working with HVK Stevens / Jan Willem on future transactions.

CLIENT: Paul Cunningham, CFO

COMPANY/FIRM: Helios LLP (investments)

TESTIMONIAL: We like to work with HVK Stevens Willem Gerbers / Joost van den Berg and their team, we use them for our legal and tax work both in the Netherlands as in Luxembourg, they’re most responsive, and show excellent team work. They truly understand the nature of our business which adds value to our relationship. I look forward to work with them in the future.

CLIENT: Tom Oostrom, CEO

COMPANY/FIRM: Nierstichting (NGO)

TESTIMONIAL: HVK Stevens and Wilbert van Vliet and his team are our tax and legal counsel. Wilbert is a top expert in charity which is at the core of our activities. He is a great help in achieving our goals.