Wibren Veldhuizen

Wibren M.W. Veldhuizen

Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V.


Wibren Veldhuizen is a partner and heads the Asia Desk in Baker McKenzie’s Amsterdam office. He practices in Dutch and international tax law, including domestic and cross-border corporate law aspects. His clients consist primarily of European and Asian multinationals. He published multiple articles in Dutch and international tax literature and is frequently invited as a speaker at seminars and conferences on cross-border reorganizations, tax planning and tax litigation.

Practice Focus

Wibren focuses on Dutch and international tax law, with particular emphasis on international operational and financial (re)structuring of multinationals.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised on joint venture between two multinational mining companies (pre- and post-closing) and subsequent listing.
  • Advised and implemented the global reorganization of a large multinational, centralizing functions and risks in Switzerland (toll manufacturing).
  • Litigated the first ever Dutch transfer pricing case on a large business restructuring, successfully defending the relevant exit fee and cost-plus remuneration post-closing.
  • Design and implementation of supply chain restructuring of the European business of a large Japanese multinational.
  • Design and implementation of IP on-shoring restructuring of a large US multinational, including relevant tax rulings.
  • Advised on multiple corporate and tax restructurings, such as acquisition financing, hybrid and convertible loan structures, investment structures and post-acquisition integration restructurings for various multinationals from European jurisdictions, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan.
  • Advised on multiple M&A deals, both from a corporate contracts and tax structuring perspective.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Dutch Association of Tax Advisers (NOB)
  • Dutch Bar Association (NOvA)


  • Amsterdam~Netherlands (2003)


  • University of Leiden (2002)


  • Dutch
  • English
  • German