Baker McKenzie’s Amsterdam office has a team of leading tax and transfer pricing professionals. Partners Margreet Nijhof and Antonio Russo lead the transfer pricing team. Nijhof has 20 years of experience in the field and has a focus on transfer pricing and US domestic and international tax planning. Russo is chair of the EMEA tax practice group and specialises in transfer pricing design, implementation and valuation.
The firm has been very active in transfer pricing over the last year. The team acted as co-counsel for a consumer goods producer on a high-value tax and transfer pricing dispute. It also advised a blockchain start-up during its ICO.
In 2017 the firm made hires in its tax and transfer pricing department. Former transfer pricing senior associate at PwC Xavier Vinyals-Mirabent has joined the firm as a senior economist.
Deloitte is an international firm that is highly-regarded for its work in tax and transfer pricing. Tax partner Aart Nolten works on many of the firm’s transfer pricing cases and specialises in international tax and transfer pricing.
The team is currently working on a post-merger integration and alignment of a transfer pricing model for a client. Over the last year it has also helped a client wishing to establish a BEPS-complaint global transfer pricing documentation policy.
DLA Piper provides transfer pricing planning and documentation for high-profile clients in a range of industries. As part of one of the largest legal networks in the world it has the capability to conduct cross-border matters with ease.
The firm has made many tax and transfer pricing hires over the last year. Shee Boon Law joined in 2017 as head of knowledge for tax and transfer pricing. A former director at EY, Clive Jie-A-Joen, joined as legal director of transfer pricing in April 2017*. In the same year tax associate Tim Mulder joined the firm from Loyens & Loeff. Former counsel at Houthoff, Jean Paul Dresen, joined earlier this year as legal director of tax. Sachin Sachdeva also joined earlier this year as a knowledge advisor for international tax.
Tax partner Paulus Merks and tax associate Sebastian Frankenberg left the firm last year and joined Houthoff. Associate of transfer pricing Fan Bai left the firm in May 2018 and joined Simmons & Simmons.
*He left the firm in May 2018 to join Simmons & Simmons.
Embridge Economics was founded in 2017 and offers transfer pricing and tax valuation services. The firm is based in Amsterdam but is also active in Belgium, Luxembourg, Greece and Cyrus.
Partner Roderick Veldhuizen, and transfer pricing and tax valuation consultant Thomas Petrakos worked together last year on the calculation of production capacity in line with the new OECD guidelines for an automotive company. They also completed transfer pricing audits for companies in a range of sectors.
Former director of valuation and transfer pricing Roderick veldhuizen at Ryan joined the firm in September 2017. Thomas Petrakos and Victor Fischer joined as consultants in the same year.
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 is an international firm with offices across the EMEA region. Charles Marais is head of the transfer pricing team in the Netherlands. He has more than 15 years of experience in transfer pricing and valuation.
The team has worked with a client over the last year on a transfer pricing audit defence with the Dutch tax authorities. It is also assisting a Dutch-headquartered company with the design and implementation of its transfer pricing policy.
Former PwC assistant consultant Dion Duurham joined the firm in 2017 as a junior compliance manager. Transfer pricing consultant Amaya de Castro also joined the firm in 2017. Earlier this year Jeroen Jongert joined the firm as a transfer pricing consultant.
Loyens & Loeff is a renowned firm recognised for its work in international tax and transfer pricing. The transfer pricing team is headed by Harmen van Dam. Dam works together with partner Mark van Casteren and senior associate Rogier Sterk to support high-profile clients of transfer pricing issues.
The firm has been involved in a transfer pricing dispute, including pricing of guarantee fees and factoring services, over the last year that is now pending before the district court.
In January of this year Michiel Beudeker was promoted to partner. He has been with the firm since 2004 and focuses on cross-border operations involving the Benelux countries, the UK and Italy.
Leading firm KPMG Meijburg & Co provides services in tax and transfer pricing, with Jeroen Dijkman leading the transfer pricing team.
The practice offers clients the full range of services, including transfer pricing design, documentation and implementation, compliance, APAs and litigation. The firm also supports clients facing audits and restructuring after an acquisition.
T/A economics is a transfer pricing and valuation boutique that serves clients across the Benelux region. It has a focus on high-end, project-based support and provides business restructuring and transfer pricing valuation, treasury transfer pricing, cash pooling, factoring structures and dispute resolution.
Frank Schwarte is one of the founding partners at T/A Economics and the head of transfer pricing in the Amsterdam office. Over the last year the firm has supported companies with IP valuations and design, implementation and defence for tax and transfer pricing.
The independent tax advisory firm Taxand Netherlands offers a full range of tax services. The firm assists its clients in every aspect of transfer pricing from optimising value chains and designing a business restructuring to preparing transfer pricing documentation and assisting in transfer pricing disputes.
The firm has been supporting clients on a review of structures including transfer pricing complaints post-BEPS. It has also been filing a Country-by-Country Report to help clients comply with transfer pricing documentation rules following BEPS.
Associate Thomas Dijksman joined the transfer pricing team in November 2017. In the same year the firm also hired two senior tax associates, Hester Badon Ghijben and Sharon Sturkenboom. Before joining the firm Sturkenboom was a VAT specialist at Loyens & Loeff.
Senior tax associate Marlot Witjes left the firm in 2017 to join TomTom as tax manager.
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