Veldhuizen

Wibren M.W. Veldhuizen

Partner
Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V.

Biography

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 has published multiple articles in Dutch and international tax literature and is frequently invited as a speaker at seminars and conferences on the tax aspects related to cross-border transactions and financing and holding structures.

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 company, centralizing functions and risks in Switzerland (toll manufacturing).
  • Advised and set-up several global commissionaire structures for multinationals.
  • Design and implementation of supply chain restructuring of the European business of a large Japanese multinational.
  • Advised on multiple corporate and tax structures, such as acquisition financing structures, holding / investment structures and post-acquisition integration restructurings for various multinationals and investment companies 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)

Admissions

  • Amsterdam~Netherlands (2003)

Education

  • University of Leiden (2002)

Languages

  • Dutch
  • English
  • German