Koert Bruins

Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V.


Koert Bruins is a tax advisor focusing on indirect taxes. He joined Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam in 2008. For many years, Koert was a guest lecturer at the VU University Amsterdam. He has also published several articles on various subjects in tax magazines.

Practice Focus

Koert advises clients regarding their indirect tax position and the indirect tax aspects of their EMEA and global transactions and sales structures (tax planning). He assists clients with respect to tax rulings, tax audits and voluntary disclosures. Tax litigation also forms part of his practice. Koert advises and represents multinational companies in a range of industries including the financial industry, fintech, e-commerce, telecoms and entertainment, and holding companies.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Assisted clients in managing and coordinating the global indirect tax implications of global acquisitions and des-investments structured as asset deals and share deals.
  • Assisted in managing and coordinating a multi-country voluntary disclosure of a substantial financial size by a multinational e-commerce company.
  • Assisted in a complex SAP implementation process by a large multinational company.
  • Represented clients in leading court cases in the telecom and the payment industry.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Dutch Association of Tax Advisers (NOB)


  • Amsterdam Tax Law~Netherlands (2008)


  • Tilburg University (2008)


  • Dutch
  • English
  • German