With over 475 lawyers, tax advisers, civil-law notaries and business support staff in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg, AKD is a leading Benelux law firm. For its clients, the firm is the gateway from, to and in the Benelux.
Practising Dutch, Belgian and Luxembourg law, we have the size, the expertise and the experience to assist in tax matters, national and international Mergers & Acquisitions, conduct minor and major litigation, and advise on substantial projects such as the energy transition and issues concerning privacy and data security.
In 2019, AKD won the 'Law Firm of the Year: Benelux' award, conferred by leading UK publication The Lawyer. AKD also received the award in 2016 and 2018.
Grant Thornton Netherlands is a member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd (GTIL), one of the world's largest networks (#6) of independent accounting and consulting firms, with 56,000 professionals in over 140 countries. From nine Dutch offices, 550 professionals support our customers with advice and assistance in audit, tax and (financial) advisory issues.
In addition to our close cooperation with various Dutch teams, we work globally and together as an international team in order to ensure that our clients receive quality business advisory services, made to fit. This includes assisting our clients with the planning, reviewing and implementing of efficient (international) business structures so that they can form and coordinate their own activities and operations in the relevant countries according to their needs. In the last year our International practice has shown a growth in revenue of 20%, despite the world wide COVID-19 pandemic.
The Dutch Grant Thornton’s international tax practice serves non-Dutch corporate clients with operations, employees or entities in the Netherlands or Dutch corporations with subsidiaries or shareholders outside the Netherlands.
As part of our communication with the clients, we coordinate tax compliance through the use of a centralized tools and dashboard. This provides our client daily insight into their compliance position and determine whether they are “in control” of their compliance commitments.
We deliver world-class expertise in a way that is seamlessly connected with the unique situation of the client. We work from a solid foundation with a flexible and results-driven mentality.
Taxand Netherlands, based in Amsterdam, is an independent tax advisory firm offering a full range of tax services. Its focus areas are (international) tax, Indirect tax, Compensation tax, disputes and transactions. The tax department is very experienced in advising on international taxation, including transfer pricing, OECD BEPS developments and EU state aid. The tax department also has a strong indirect tax (VAT), compensation tax and private client practice. This to be able to advise clients on every Dutch tax issue they may encounter. Transaction advisory is a core activity within the firm. The team has the expertise and capacity to support its clients at every stage of the M&A process, including tax due diligence and tax-compliant deal structuring in all its aspects. The firm has a dedicated team admitted to the Dutch Bar which is focused on tax litigation in the broadest sense. The team has experience in litigating high-profile tax cases and can assist clients before the Dutch courts as well as the European court of justice. In addition, it provides tax audit assistance and is involved in arbitration and mutual agreement procedures. The firm’s independence means it can act quickly to deliver the answers clients need, avoiding audit-based restrictions. Taxand’s global capability allows it to assist clients on international transactions and tax advisory services involving multiple jurisdictions. Its team of recognized tax professionals is focused on providing practical solutions based on a strong technical foundation. The firm is partner-led, working in dedicated teams, to actively lead each engagement from start to finish. Taxand provides high-quality, integrated tax advice worldwide. Working together with the Taxand tax professionals in nearly 50 countries, the firm proves it understands both the fine points of tax as the broader strategic implications it has on the performance of its clients’ business.
Dirkzwager legal & tax and has offices in Arnhem and Nijmegen. It is a 36 partner firm supported by approximately 150 legal experts (attorneys, tax advisors and civil-law notaries) employing 322 employees, which provide legal and tax services that are distinctive for being of high quality as well as being tailored to meet the needs of its clients.
Dirkzwager has created a working culture that enables its people to consistently offer high standards of client service. The firm offers legal, tax and notarial services from specialized practice departments. Its approach is commercial, flexible and pragmatic.
The firm works with its clients as business partners and not simply as suppliers of legal and tax services. It commits to excelling not only in its individual areas of practice, but in the way it delivers service to its clients — with enthusiasm, effort and integrity.
With more than 40 partners and around 460 professionals, Meijburg & Co has one of the biggest tax & legal practices in the Netherlands. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, multinational corporations, various funds and financial institutions. The firm's key fields include the financial services, energy, pharmaceuticals, electronics and chemical industries.
Since 2016, Meijburg Legal has advised and supported businesses in the field of business tax law. Meijburg Legal and Meijburg & Co’s integrated working method offers legal and tax solutions under one roof combined with in-house notarial implementation. This provides our clients with added value.