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Dentons Boekel adds four partners for Dutch tax practice

Monday, August 28, 2017 @ 12:04 PM | By John Chunn

Dentons Boekel announced the launch of its tax practice in the Netherlands with the recruitment of four partners, Jurjen Bevers, Paul Halprin, Heico Reinoud and Marnix Veldhuijzen.

All four have joined the Amsterdam office from Baker McKenzie.

Wendela Raas, Netherlands managing partner, said: “We are very pleased with the addition of this high quality tax team which will greatly enhance our offering and enable to us serve our clients even better.”

Dentons entered the Dutch market in May 2017, through a combination with Boekel. The addition of the tax practice is an important step forward in the firm’s growth and development strategy for the Amsterdam office.

“Entering the market was just the first step in our strategy for the Netherlands. We will continue to invest in top legal talent in key practices and sectors,” said Tomasz Dąbrowski, CEO of Dentons Europe.

“Dentons is a very strong global brand, and this has had an immediate positive impact on our local market position and our ability to attract highly reputable lawyers. These strategic hires underline that our strategy is working,” said Marien Glerum, the Netherlands managing officer of Dentons Boekel.

Reinoud advises clients on Dutch corporate income tax, dividend withholding tax, tax treaties as well as EU law aspects of cross-border structuring, transactions, financing and reorganizations. His clients are predominantly listed real estate funds, private equity funds, pension funds and multinationals. He further assists clients in obtaining advance tax rulings and advance transfer pricing agreements and assists clients in tax audits and negotiations with the Dutch tax authorities.

Bevers is an attorney-at-law admitted to the Dutch bar (advocaat) and tax adviser. He advises on matters of international taxation, Dutch corporate income tax and Dutch state profit tax. He has a particular focus on the oil and gas industry. Bevers' clients are mostly large privately owned businesses.

Halprin is an attorney-at-law admitted to the Dutch bar (advocaat) and tax adviser. He has a special focus on real estate and M&A transactions and tax litigation and dispute resolution, including assistance in tax audits and investigations. His clients include multinationals, banks, real estate funds and investment funds.

Veldhuijzen is a tax adviser who works primarily with Dutch private equity firms, family offices and privately owned Dutch companies and their shareholders. His practice focus is on Dutch corporate tax law, personal income tax law, and gift and inheritance tax law, with an emphasis on M&A for private equity, management participations and private wealth management.