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Roger van de Berg

Associate
Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V.

Biography

Roger van de Berg, a senior associate in the Amsterdam office's Indirect Tax group, provides practical solutions and hands-on advice mainly on VAT and other indirect taxes. His work includes advising on European and Dutch VAT aspects of cross-border transactions, M&A, due diligence, supply chain restructuring, fiscal representation matters, holding companies, margin scheme rules and compliance issues.

Roger regularly speaks at conferences on VAT, due diligence and bitcoin/blockchain technology. He also wrote on the EU VAT treatment of bitcoins in the Weekblad Fiscaal Recht (Weekly Tax Law) as well as a formal recommendation to the OECD with respect to the taxation of cryptocurrencies in Europe.

Practice Focus

Roger has been involved in several M&A projects between leading pharmaceutical companies, and in major Dutch VAT disclosure and qualification projects for high-tech product manufacturers. He has extensive experience working with non-EU based companies who use the Netherlands as their point of entry into Europe. He assists these companies with VAT registrations, (VAT and customs) licenses, fiscal representation and expansion to other EU Member States.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Dutch Association of Tax Advisors (Nederlandse Orde van Belastingadviseurs) - Member
  • Bitcoin Foundation - Member
  • Rijksmuseum (Dutch National Museum) - Patron

Admissions

  • Amsterdam Tax Law~Netherlands (2009)

Education

  • Maastricht University (LLM Dutch Tax Law) (2009)
  • Maastricht University (LLM International Tax Law) (2009)

Languages

  • Dutch
  • English