Herman Huidink is a member of Baker McKenzie’s European and Global Tax Planning Group. He has extensive experience in Dutch corporate tax law and international tax law. His clients consist primarily of multinationals and investment funds. Prior to joining the Firm in 2002, he was a tax lawyer at one of the Big Four accounting firms since 1995. He has published several articles in the field of corporate tax law and financial instruments, and FED Brochures on "legal mergers" and "profit split".
Herman focuses his practice on Dutch corporate tax law and international tax law, including cross-border tax planning, design of investment structures, supply chain tax advice, mergers and acquisitions, joint venture structuring, APA/ATR-advice, acquisition financing and tax litigation.
Representative Legal Matters
- Advised on the implementation and design of a number of pan-European supply chain restructurings for a number of multinationals in different industries.
- Advised on the development and implementation of a pan-European sales structure for a Dutch multinational in the automotive industry.
- Advised on the development and implementation of a high number of investment structures in the area of real estate and private equity on behalf of European, Middle East and US investment funds.
- Involved in numerous (cross-border) acquisitions for Dutch and foreign multinationals, including acquisition finance.
- Experienced in various cross-border intercompany reorganizations and JV structuring.
- Advised on the design and implementation of investment structures for purchasing downgraded mortgage portfolios.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Dutch Tax Studies Association (Vereniging voor Belastingwetenschap)
- Dutch Association of Tax Advisers (NOB)
- Amsterdam Tax Law~Netherlands (1999)
- Netherlands Supreme Court
- Tilburg University (1999)