Bird & Bird is delighted to announce that it has appointed Willem Bongaerts as a partner in its office in The Hague.
Most recently Willem worked as a tax advisor and attorney at Loyens & Loeff. With more than 14 years of experience, Willem specialises in international tax and advises, amongst others, European and American multinationals on cross-border transactions, corporate reorganisations, and mergers and acquisitions. He also advises clients on creating European investment and private equity funds, real estate investment funds and tax rulings. Besides the Netherlands, Willem has also worked in Luxembourg and New York.
Willem holds Masters degrees in Notarial Civil Law from Leiden University and in Tax Law from the University of Amsterdam. He has been qualified as a lawyer and admitted to the bar in the Netherlands since 2001.
Armand Killan, Managing Partner, Bird & Bird Netherlands, said: "We are excited to welcome Willem to our team in the Netherlands. The future of successful tax practice lies within providing high-quality tax advice in an international context; as such Willem's expertise will be key in helping us to drive this."
Willem said: "I am thrilled to be joining Bird & Bird. It is increasingly important for firms to be able to offer pan-European or even global advice combined with a pragmatic, local approach – Bird & Bird's network of offices provides the right platform for this."