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AKD’s tax practice was created two years ago and it has already gained a significant market share. AKD works closely with specialists from other legal disciplines and its international network to support clients.

Tax partner Huub Laauwen leads the team. Tax partner Ivo Vreman is also active at the firm and in the last 12 months has led the team in a high-value dispute resolution matter.

Partners Hans Galavazi and Robert Jean Kloprogge joined the firm during the research period. Partner Derk Prinsen left the firm in March 2018.

Atlas Tax Lawyers

Atlas Tax Lawyers is a tax boutique with over 30 tax lawyers specialising in M&A, corporate work, real estate, private client and transfer pricing matters. Frank Schwarte is a key contact at the firm. 

During the research period the firm advised on the tax restructuring of three French real estate funds. The team has also been advising Nordic on the tax aspects of an M&A deal related to the acquisition of dental clinics.

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie’s Dutch tax practice is led by Margreet Nijhof. She is specilaised in international tax planning, especially between the US and the Netherlands and has good knowledge of the high-tech sector. 

During the research period the firm advised on a strategically important and unique matter related to a divestment target to reduce debt. The team also advised on the tax aspects of a large real estate portfolio divestment in the Netherlands. 

During the research period partners Jurjen Bevers and Heico Reinoud both left the firm.


Willem Blom is managing partner of the tax team at Deloitte. Blom is a corporate tax professional with a focus on the consumer services industry. 

Over the last 12 months the firm has assisted a large US headquartered company in business model optimization, focusing on an integrated customs, international tax and transfer pricing solutions.

Dentons Boekel

Wendela Raas is managing partner at Dentons Boekel. She is known for her litigation work including several landmark cases before the Dutch Supreme Court. 

During the research period the firm has been acting as lead adviser in a tax litigation case relating to state profit shares. 

The firm hired a number of professionals from Baker McKenzie’s tax team during the research period including Jurjen Bevers, Paul Halprin, Heico Reinoud and Marnix Veldhuijzen.

DLA Piper

Daan Arends heads up the tax team at DLA Piper. He specialises in customs, VAT, transfer pricing and supply chain restructuring. 

The firm advises companies in a range of industries on tax and transfer pricing issues. 

Tax partner Paulus Merks left the firm to join Houthoff during the research period.


The EMEIA Tax Center at EY is organised as a supranational entity covering the entire Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) region, with its Intercompany Effectiveness and operational transfer pricing practice serving clients’ needs across all jurisdictions.

Led by Oslo-based partner Sveinung Baumann-Larsen, it brings together multi-disciplinary experience and resources focused on IT, accounting, and tax from the entire region in its work. This work covers some of the leading global companies in their respective fields and includes those involved in retail and consumer products, energy and pharmaceuticals, to name but a few.

Grant Thornton

The tax team at Grant Thornton offers a complete spectrum of tax services to clients. The firm specialises in international, corporate tax, personal tax, VAT, transactions and estate planning.

Jacob Mook is head of the Dutch tax team and has led on a number of the firm’s key matters.

KPMG Meijburg & Co

The tax team at KPMG Meijburg & Co is led by Wilbert Kannekens who focuses on international and domestic tax, corporate tax and strategic counselling.

During the research period the firm advised a client on the development of a strategy for technology in tax for a client. The team is also providing support for another client on compliance management services.

Kraaijeveld Coppus Legal

Partners Friggo Kraaijeveld and Ceriel Coppus head the tax boutique Kraaijeveld Coppus Legal. The team offer a range of tax advisory services, including debt strategies, tax due diligence and reorganisations, as well as tax compliance services including preparation of tax returns, reviews and filing of objections against tax assessments.

During the research period the team assisted on the tax elements of the set-up of a Dutch investment fund. They also advised a German electric installation company on the tax aspects of the acquisition of a Dutch electric company.

Loyens & Loeff

Loyens & Loeff has offices in Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Switzerland. The tax group advises clients on the tax aspects of M&A transactions, real estate matters, investment fund formation, private equity, restructuring and litigation matters.

During the research period tax partner Marc Klerks and adviser Ingrid Hijdra advised a listed France-based commercial property operator, investor and developer, on the tax aspects of its acquisition of a listed Australia-based retail property group. 

Michiel Beudeker was promoted to partner in 2018. He has been part of the tax group since 2004.

Client feedback

“High quality service.”

Steevensz Beckers

Emile Steevensz is the sole practitioner at Steevensz Beckers. The firm works closely with Atlas, KG Legal, DLA Piper and Baker McKenzie. It specialises in tax planning matters related to the Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao (ABC) islands, as well as work related to South America and the Caribbean.

In the last 12 months Steevensz has carried out due diligence and advisory work for clients.


Stibbe has offices in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. The firm offers a full range of tax services. Michael Molenaars is a head of the tax practice group and specialises in domestic and international taxation with a focus on the tax elements of M&A and private equity transactions, corporate reorganisations and investment fund structures.

The firm has advised on the tax aspects of finance, employment and other corporate matters during the research period.

Reinout de Boer was promoted to partner during the research period.

Client feedback

“Thorough and responsive.”

Van Campen Liem

Van Campen Liem specialises in tax work related to private equity, M&A and high net worth individuals. The firm was formed early 2012, when its founders decided to leave Baker & McKenzie to set up a new boutique focusing on private equity, tax and M&A. 

Piet Boonstra and Sanne Mans are key contacts at the firm. They are involved in many of the key matters. The pair acted as tax advisers to selling shareholders on various matters over the last 12 months. They have also been advising buyers on transactional tax matters.