Renowned for his cross-border work, Willem is seen as a leading tax lawyer.
Willem is a partner and heads our Dutch Tax Practice. He is based in The Hague, but also works from our Luxembourg office, and is admitted to the bar in both the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
A qualified tax lawyer, with more than 17 years of experience, Willem has built his practice around both international and domestic clients, with a particular focus on innovative companies. He 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, financing, licensing and holding structures. He is also a member of our Life Sciences Group.
Willem worked as an international tax lawyer in the Netherlands, Luxembourg and New York.
Willem is a frequent speaker on tax related topics at internal and external seminars and conferences. In addition, he frequently acts as the chairman of a variety of conferences and seminars.
Willem joined us in 2014. He holds Masters degrees in Notarial Civil Law from Leiden University and in Tax Law from the University of Amsterdam. Willem is a member of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisers (NOB), the International Fiscal Association, the Dutch Bar Association (NOvA), the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.