Graduated in 1985 from Erasmus University Rotterdam where he followed a MBA program with a major in Taxation. During 1983/84 he studied US tax law at Pace University in New York.
Started his career with the Rotterdam office of Deloitte, in the international tax department. Joined the Benelux law firm Loeff Claeys Verbeke (LCV) where he became a partner in 1998. After the merger with LCV, he became a partner with the UK law firm Allen & Overy. Joined Keijzer Drijer Priester & van der Stoel as a partner during 2002.
His areas of practice are mainly Dutch corporate income tax and international taxation. He advises multinational clients on establishing tax efficient structures including: M&A transactions, reorganisations, debt restructurings, private equity and venture capital transactions, securitisations and other financing schemes.
He is a member of the Dutch Association for Tax Lawyers (NOB) and the Dutch Association for Tax Science. He was a preliminary advisor of the NOB in 1991 with as subject the EU parent/subsidiary directive on which subject he wrote certain publications.
Is the author of various publications on Dutch (international) tax law.
Dutch and English