Marc Bastiaansen

Henk Nieuwenhuysen, born April 16th 1953 Study High School and Nivra (Accountants Study) Graduated 1990.

Marc Bastiaansen, born August 2th 1969 Study University at Tilburg Accountancy Graduated 1999.

We work together for specific taks issues with Marree & van Uunen Tax Professionals at Oisterwijk INFO@MARREE-CS.NL

Website WWW.MARREE-CS.NL

We are also member of IPG International at WWW.IPG-ONLINE.ORG

The Group has been founded in 1988 under the name International Practice Group (IPG) and merged with EULEX in 1992 after which the group continued under the name EU LEX IPG. In order to express our new mission statement and to further sustain our current growth of members beyond the EU borders, the association has changed its name to International Practice Group in 2006.

From January 2009 the group has merged with Picatrex. Picatrex is a similar international group which covered Europe. This brings the merged group up in numbers and provides cover in new countries as well as complementary services in countries we already have a member in.

History of Vervloet en Co/ HMB Accountants

Vervloet en Co was originally founded shortly after the 2nd  WorldWar at Breda. In the years after 1980 the organization has grown ( Dordrecht, Gorinchem, Rotterdam, Tilburg, Goes and Vlissingen (Netherlands), Hoogstraten (Belgium).

In the years after 1995 more and more offices were merging  in the Netherlands and because of that reason the offices Breda, Tilburg, Dordrecht and Hoogstraten have been merged with one of the big 5 in the Netherlands.

In 2007 the offices at Goes, Dordrecht and Vlissingen have been merged with a larger accounting firm and also HMB Accountants has been founded.

Nowadays there are 2 offices at Gorinchem. Vervloet en Co for accounting services and fiscal matters. HMB Accountants for compilation of financial statements and financial audits.

Martijn Jaegers

Martijn is a partner with Taxand Netherlands where he heads the Dutch Indirect Tax practice.

Martijn specializes in VAT and Customs matters, both in a Dutch domestic and EU/Global context. He advises clients active in various industries, including manufacturing, consumer business and financial services, on the EU regulatory indirect tax framework. His assignments extend beyond the rendering of tax advice alone however as tax controversy management (including dispute resolution and court representation) have become increasingly important in the national and international indirect tax landscape.

Martijn is an attorney-at-law and a member of the Amsterdam Bar as well as the Dutch Tax Lawyers Association and the Dutch Tax Scholar Association.

Taxand Global

Taxand provides high quality, integrated tax advice worldwide. Our tax professionals, more than 400 tax partners and over 2,000 tax advisors in over 40 countries – grasp both the fine points of tax and the broader strategic implications, helping you mitigate risk, manage your tax burden and drive the performance of your business.

We’re passionate about tax. We collaborate and share knowledge, capitalising on our expertise to provide you with high quality, tailored advice that helps relieve the pressures associated with making complex tax decisions.

We’re also independent- ensuring that you adhere both to best practice and to tax law and that we remain free from time consuming, audit based conflict checks. This enables us to deliver practical advice, responsively.

 

Ester de Vreede

Ester founded the firm in 2006. She specializes in corporate and private immigration law and advises businesses wanting to establish a branch in the Netherlands. Ester has worked for the Dutch government and in the private sector as the supervising attorney of the immigration law practice at a large international law firm. She is a visiting lecturer at the Free University of Amsterdam and advises the government on matters of immigration policy.

Ester is a great supporter of the arts and culture and she serves as Secretary of the Amsterdam Cello Biennale. Ester’s practice has a strong focus on assisting entrepreneurs and she is well known for her success when situations require a creative approach.

Services: Creative Solutions for Immigration and Employment Issues:

  • Residence permits for Highly Skilled Migrants, employees, and family reunions
  • Residence permits for self-employed entrepreneurs, particularly via special treaties such as the Dutch American Friendship Treaty
  • Permits for the Creative Industry
  • Work Permits
  • 30% tax benefit ruling
  • Modern Migration Act (MoMi) Compliance
  • Legalization procedures
  • Legal advice on EC and EU legislation regarding immigration and free movement of persons and services
  • Fine and Penalty dispute
  • Litigation and judicial review
  • Labor and employment law practice
  • Dismissal cases
  • Employment contracts
  • Personnel handbooks
  • Non-competition clauses
  • Establishment and registration of legal entities under the Dutch law
  • Bank Account registration and support

De Vreede Advocaten:

De Vreede Advocaten is a young and dynamic law firm specialized in immigration and international employment law. Our outstanding team of skilled professionals provides customized solutions to both businesses and individuals.

Our clients include international organizations and large multinationals, as well as artists and high tech specialists. De Vreede Advocaten is the ideal choice for any organization or individual engaged in international business.

Our knowledge and expertise in the areas of migration and international employment law is unsurpassed, and the Dutch Government regularly consults De Vreede Advocaten on legislation and immigration policy.

We are a valued partner of the Amsterdam Expat Center and the Holland Expat Center South. Our offices are located in the heart of Amsterdam, facing the Rijksmuseum, and at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven.

Edith Nordmann

Edith Nordmann is Managing Partner at ACG International in Amsterdam where she also heads the employment law and commercial litigation departments.

She has an expert qualification in employment law, and is a highly experienced corporate and commercial litigator, who has been representing both companies and private individuals in highly complex matters. 

Prior to becoming Managing Partner at ACG International, Edith was working as an attorney and, consequently, as a partner in a two specialized boutique law firms, with a strong focus on cross-border cases. Edith has a vast expertise in cross-border business transactions, contract disputes, and national and international litigation. In addition, Edith is a certified mediator, who assists her clients in finding amicable resolution of their disputes.

As an expert in employment law, Edith has recently written a chapter on Dutch employment law in the international comparative guide that includes 51 countries. ACG International was the only Dutch law firm chosen to contribute to the guide. This is a practical cross-border insight into employment and labor law published by Global Legal Group. The chapter written by Edith on the Netherlands Employment & Labor Law can be found here: https://iclg.com/practice-areas/employment-and-labour-laws-and-regulations/netherlands 

For more than fifteen years Edith has been working with international clients from all over the world. Being fluent in German (native speaker), English, Dutch, French and Italian, Edith is not only able to communicate with many of her international clients in their mother tongue, but also to understand the difference in mentality, culture and legal systems. Through her deep-seated local knowledge and international networks across practice areas and borders, Edith uses her business minded strategic approach to assists her clients in getting deals done and finding solutions that achieve the best results for their actual needs. 

Next to her professional career Edith engages in many charitable and social organizations using her professional expertise, not only helping others but also empowering them in their endeavors. 

As a public speaker she has shared her knowledge on various international conferences. Recently, Edith was invited to give a presentation about the Netherlands Commercial Court in New York International Arbitration Centre to educated New York attorneys about the new international venue. 

Edith was awarded “Women of the Decade in Law & Social change” by the Women Economic Forum in 2017. 

You can read an interview with Edith here: https://acginter.com/pages/EN/interview-managing-director-edith-nordmann  

Admissions: 

Dutch Bar Association 

Certified Mediator in Mediators Federation in the Netherlands

Professional affiliations: 

Chairman of the Netherlands India Chamber of Commerce and Trade

Vice Chairman Supervisory Board of Rochdale 

Member of the European American Lawyers Group

Member of ADAM Global 

About the law firm:

Attorney Consulting Group International (ACG International) is a full-service law firm focused on companies that are engaged in international trade and innovation. ACG International is based in Amsterdam, and is active around the globe. ACG’s Dutch and international attorneys and lawyers are known for being individual experts in their fields and for their ability to join forces across practice areas and borders, to get deals done and to find solutions that achieve the best results for our clients’ needs.

How we best serve your needs and get the results you want to achieve:

We believe that clients today are looking for a legal adviser who is quick, efficient, down to earth, proactive and cost-aware. Our team consists of such professionals. Each of the professionals that will support you is a highly qualified  with diverse legal background, experience in different jurisdictions and a strong client-oriented mindset. We use our professional and cultural differences to achieve one common goal, which is to serve our clients in achieving the most beneficial results. Our constant international exposure and expertise enabled us to create a worldwide network of professionals, which gives us access to have all the experience, knowledge and the people to resolve our clients’ most complicated challenges and legal disputes. 

We provide comprehensive legal support in commercial, corporate, employment, litigation, mediation, arbitration, data protection and privacy. Apart from the main focus areas, we are specialized in international trade and cross-border transactions, business in German-speaking countries, starting a project in Switzerland, entering a European market and other. 

Why ACG International?   

Our clients are our main priority. In our experience, the most beneficial results come from an open, transparent and collaborative relationships with our clients. For this reason, we heavily invest in understanding our clients’ values and needs, maintaining constant dialogue with them and always keeping them involved and updated on their cases. Such collaboration is fundamental to our success, as it helps us build long-term relationships with each of our clients based on trust and loyalty. 

Our diverse experience and cultural background allow us to speak your language. Even though English is a universal business language and we can communicate real time with our business partners around the globe, cultural differences are often crucial in the outcome of negotiations and the success of your cross-border business relations. Our attorneys come from the most culturally diverse countries with different mentalities and sets of values. Combining our in-depth legal insights with innate knowledge of foreign cultures and their expectations, allows us to guide you through your cross-border business relations in the most effective, cautious and favorable way. In addition, we speak English, Dutch, German, French, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian, and Croatian.

Our broad international network provides global legal support. ACG International goes beyond a conventional team of attorneys. While our law firm consists of highly experienced practitioners, ACG International also provides each of our clients with a unique access to a broader network of professionals. We work side-by-side with attorneys from across the world, specialized in different jurisdictions, legal systems and areas of law, which allows us to assist our clients in the most profound way. 

Lukas Witsenburg

Lukas Witsenburg started his legal career at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek. After a few years he decided to go international and he built up a cross-border commercial practice as a lawyer at the legal firm HBN Law in Curacao.

On returning to the Netherlands, Lukas successfully completed the M&A specialisation course at the VU University Amsterdam Law Academy. In 2009, Lukas co-founded the legal firm Penrose with Frans Beishuizen.

Lukas concentrates entirely on his own specialisations: corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, and commercial contracting. He is involved in the organisation of enterprises, corporate governance and control structures, joint ventures, share transactions and asset transfers. Lukas also specialises in customised commercial contracts. Thanks to the large number of clients, start-ups and transactions in the IT-sector, Lukas has amassed a great deal of specific knowledge in that field.

Membership:

The Netherlands Bar

Peter Hendrick

Peter Hendrick focuses on international patent litigation and leads the firm’s international patent litigation group.

The group is particularly active in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands, and co-ordinates litigation on behalf of clients with specialised law firms in other EU member states.

Peter is one of the most well known and respected patent litigators in Europe. He has a broad knowledge of patent litigation and acts on behalf of national and international clients in the Netherlands courts (including the Supreme Court) and in the European Patent Office, particularly in Opposition Division and Technical Board of Appeal cases.

Peter has also acted as lead counsel in a number of international patent litigation cases brought simultaneously in European and non-European jurisdictions.

In addition, he works for banks and investment institutes as their litigation and M&A strategist on patent portfolios. In all these matters he works with his own team of scientists in sectors including pharma/biotech, electronics/TMT and energy.

Peter speaks English, Dutch, German and French.

Law Firm Overview:

The world’s biggest international organisations rely on us to help them make the right decisions in a fast-changing world. We combine the knowledge, experience and energy of the whole firm to solve our clients’ most complex challenges, wherever and whenever they arise.

Edith Nordmann

Edith Nordmann is Managing Partner at ACG International in Amsterdam where she also heads the commercial litigation and employment law departments. 

She is a highly experienced corporate and commercial litigator, with an expert qualification in employment  law, who has been representing both companies and private individuals in highly complex matters. 

Prior to becoming Managing Partner at ACG International, Edith was working as an attorney and, consequently, as a partner in a two specialized boutique law firms, with a strong focus on cross-border cases. Edith has a vast expertise in cross-border business transactions, contract disputes, and national and international litigation. In addition, Edith is a certified mediator, who assists her clients in finding amicable resolution of their disputes.

For more than fifteen years Edith has been working with international clients from all over the world. Being fluent in German (native speaker), English, Dutch, French and Italian, Edith is not only able to communicate with many of her international clients in their mother tongue, but also to understand the difference in mentality, culture and legal systems. Through her deep-seated local knowledge and international networks across practice areas and borders, Edith uses her business minded strategic approach to assists her clients in getting deals done and finding solutions that achieve the best results for their actual needs. 

Next to her professional career Edith engages in many charitable and social organizations using her professional expertise, not only helping others but also empowering them in their endeavors. 

As a public speaker she has shared her knowledge on various international conferences. Recently, Edith was invited to give a presentation about the Netherlands Commercial Court in New York International Arbitration Centre to educated New York attorneys about the new international venue. 

Edith was awarded “Women of the Decade in Law & Social change” by the Women Economic Forum in 2017. 

You can read an interview with Edith here: https://acginter.com/pages/EN/interview-managing-director-edith-nordmann

Admissions: 

Dutch Bar Association 

Certified Mediator in Mediators Federation in the Netherlands

Professional affiliations: 

Chairman of the Netherlands India Chamber of Commerce and Trade

Vice Chairman Supervisory Board of Rochdale 

Member of the European American Lawyers Group

Member of ADAM Global 

About the law firm:

Attorney Consulting Group International (ACG International) is a full-service law firm focused on companies that are engaged in international trade and innovation. ACG International is based in Amsterdam, and is active around the globe. ACG’s Dutch and international attorneys and lawyers are known for being individual experts in their fields and for their ability to join forces across practice areas and borders, to get deals done and to find solutions that achieve the best results for our clients’ needs.

How we best serve your needs and get the results you want to achieve:

We believe that clients today are looking for a legal adviser who is quick, efficient, down to earth, proactive and cost-aware. Our team consists of such professionals. Each of the professionals that will support you is a highly qualified  with diverse legal background, experience in different jurisdictions and a strong client-oriented mindset. We use our professional and cultural differences to achieve one common goal, which is to serve our clients in achieving the most beneficial results. Our constant international exposure and expertise enabled us to create a worldwide network of professionals, which gives us access to have all the experience, knowledge and the people to resolve our clients’ most complicated challenges and legal disputes. 

We provide comprehensive legal support in commercial, corporate, employment, litigation, mediation, arbitration, data protection and privacy. Apart from the main focus areas, we are specialized in international trade and cross-border transactions, business in German-speaking countries, starting a project in Switzerland, entering a European market and other. 

Why ACG International?   

Our clients are our main priority. In our experience, the most beneficial results come from an open, transparent and collaborative relationships with our clients. For this reason, we heavily invest in understanding our clients’ values and needs, maintaining constant dialogue with them and always keeping them involved and updated on their cases. Such collaboration is fundamental to our success, as it helps us build long-term relationships with each of our clients based on trust and loyalty. 

Our diverse experience and cultural background allow us to speak your language. Even though English is a universal business language and we can communicate real time with our business partners around the globe, cultural differences are often crucial in the outcome of negotiations and the success of your cross-border business relations. Our attorneys come from the most culturally diverse countries with different mentalities and sets of values. Combining our in-depth legal insights with innate knowledge of foreign cultures and their expectations, allows us to guide you through your cross-border business relations in the most effective, cautious and favorable way. In addition, we speak English, Dutch, German, French, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian, and Croatian.

Our broad international network provides global legal support. ACG International goes beyond a conventional team of attorneys. While our law firm consists of highly experienced practitioners, ACG International also provides each of our clients with a unique access to a broader network of professionals. We work side-by-side with attorneys from across the world, specialized in different jurisdictions, legal systems and areas of law, which allows us to assist our clients in the most profound way.

R.H.J. Koopmans

RHJ (Robert) Koopmans has over 35 years of banking and legal experience. He has worked in various positions at ABN AMRO Bank NV and the law firm Clifford Chance LLP. He is now also linked to the Rabobank organization, working in special asset management.

He is a member of the Amsterdam Bar and the Dutch Association of International Law. Mr. R.H.J. Koopmans is registered as a lawyer in the Netherlands with the Dutch Bar Association, Neuhuyskade 294 2596 XM The Hague, telephone 070-3353535, info@advocatenorde.nl

The office is located in the Atlas Building Complex at Hoogoorddreef 9 in Amsterdam (building Africa). Visit there only after prior notification. You will then be given directions. Appointments can of course also be made elsewhere, if that is more convenient for you.

Law firm RHJ Koopmans BV has its registered office in Groenekan. The company is registered at the Chamber of Commerce under number 30201622.

At this time, only mr R.H.J. Koopmans is connected to the law firm as a lawyer. Mr. R.H.J. Koopmans advises, drafts and litigates. There are co-operation agreements with other lawfirms, so there is always sufficient backing.

Areas of expertise are:

·         Banking and finance;

·         Insolvency law;

·         International law;

·         Debt Collection;

·         Corporate law;

·         Law of torts;

·         Contract law;

·         Labour law;

·         Rent law;

·         Administrative law;

·         Property law

·         Law of civil procedure/ litigation.

Robert Koopmans is also connected to a legal first aid center. He is a member of the Royal Dutch Society for International Law. He is an honorary member and past chairman of a field hockey club. Furthermore he loves sailing and collecting flags.

 

Taco de Lange

Taco de Lange has practised as a civil-law notary in the real estate field for almost 20 years. Taco is a civil law notary (‘notaris’), but his work can be better described in terms as “legal navigator”, “trusted advisor” and “legal consultant”.

He is specialized in national and international real estate transactions, real estate financing, real estate M&A and project or area development. He also a special focus in logistic real estate and e-fulfillment centers. He also works with risk analysis and with a service he has developed, the so called “transparent legal services”, a form of transparent, neutral and cost-saving advice introduced as such in the Dutch market by Taco.

Alongside his consulting and transaction practice, he also teaches at the Amsterdam School of Real Estate and is a regular contributor to the journal Vastgoed Fiscaal en Civiel (‘Tax and Civil-Law Aspects of Real Estate’).

Taco heads the Logistics Team and is a member of the Real Estate Transactions & Finance Team of AKD N.V. a top Benelux firm.

In 2002 Taco de Lange joined Lexence, where he was a partner for the last 11 years. He was previously affiliated to Pels Rijcken Drooglever Fortuijn and De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek. Taco practises in AKD’s Amsterdam office, which is housed in The Edge, the world’s most sustainable office building. Taco teaches subjects including leasehold and building rights at the Amsterdam School of Real Estate and is a regular contributor to the journal Vastgoed Fiscaal en Civiel (‘Tax and Civil-Law Aspects of Real Estate’). Taco has the honour of representing national and international institutional investors, financiers, housing associations, public authorities, area/property developers, sovereign wealth funds and family businesses.

Taco is also very highly ranked in various leading national and international listings. He is recommended in renowned listings such as the Legal500 and Chambers. In fact, he was awarded the highest possible classification in the Legal 500 (‘Tier 1′). His write-up in Chambers included the following: “Clients identify Taco de Lange as a standout notary.”; “’He’s our legal conscience, I wouldn’t do anything without him knowing’, said one.” and: “Notary Taco de Lange has expertise in real estate investment and portfolio transactions, often with an international character”. Chambers Europe 2016 noted: “Taco de Lange has extensive experience as a notary in handling real estate financing, joint venture transactions and infrastructure projects. Sources say: “He knows his stuff. I have a pleasant relationship with him, and he’s good at what he does.”. The Legal 500 wrote: “Taco de Lange demonstrates excellent negotiating skills” and: “technically and commercially strong”.

Taco was also voted as one of the top 500 lawyers in the world by ICFM as well as one of the top lawyers in the world in the real estate field by the Who is Who Legal. An honour only achieved by two other civil-law notaries and six lawyers in the Netherlands.

AKD Lawyers and tax advisors:

AKD is one of the largest law and tax firms in the Benelux. The history of AKD dates back to 1896. With a team of 440 professionals, including 240 committed lawyers, civil-law notaries and tax lawyers, AKD delivers high quality legal services and tax matters in nearly all legal fields, based on a full-service approach. Our client base varies from very large multinational companies to stock-listed Dutch entities, from large corporates to family owned businesses, from financial institutions to municipalities and hospitals.

AKD has offices in main cities in the Benelux, so in The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.  The Lawyer granted AKD NV the award for Benelux Law firm of the year 2016. In 2016 AKD was chosen as the second most popular law firm among law students and as nuber 6 for all types of companies.

Pragmatic approach and no-nonsense culture

AKD has a pragmatic approach to business issues and provides tailored solutions for a variety of client needs by taking current legal, economic and political reality into account. Recognized for its ability to solve complex legal and tax challenges creatively and successfully and driven by the ambition to consistently seek proactive ways to add value to our legal and tax services, AKD prides itself on professional excellence and dedication to its clients. AKD has an open, no-nonsense culture and seeks to create a transparent and inclusive environment.

Diversity

AKD is a place where people of all backgrounds, races and cultures work together and thrive. In order to meet the needs of the variety of clients we serve from different backgrounds, our legal team consists of people who speak the same language as our clients and are sensitive to cultural differences in outlook or work processes. AKD for example has an Asia desk, a Turkish desk, Israeli dek, a German desk and an US desk.

International

AKD has an international outlook. To meet the needs of our clients, AKD relies on its network of highly reputable partner law firms in order to form fully integrated, experienced and multidisciplinary teams assisting our clients in doing business around the globe.

 

Berth Brouwer

Berth Brouwer (bar admittance 1996) is partner and in charge of FORT’s corporate & commercial litigation practice. His focus is on advising on and settling (potential) disputes within and related to public and private companies, joint ventures and limited and general partnerships, such as disputes between shareholders/investors and/or managing directors, or disputes on changing or termination of cooperation between partners.

Berth has conducted several high profile class actions, His practice also handles acquisition disputes, the (de)merger of partnerships, proceedings before the Enterprise Chamber, and D&O liability. Berth is also involved in the settlement of commercial disputes, e.g. related to the supply of products or provision of services. Berth has broad experience in the property sector (including corporations and PPPs), the food industry, financial industry, the clothing industry and the services industry, and other areas.

Berth favours a proactive approach, identifying risks at the earliest possible stage and addressing and reducing them beforehand if possible. Conflicts are solved in consultation and negotiation if possible; if necessary by means of court, arbitration or binding advice proceedings, in which he has no qualms about taking a firm approach. Commercially sound objectives are set beforehand in consultation with the client.

Berth graduated from the VU University of Amsterdam (cum laude) in 1996 and has since worked as a lawyer in the Corporate Law, Corporate Litigation and Corporate Real Estate practice groups of Allen & Overy and Boekel De Nerée. He joined FORT in February 2010.

Berth has experience as a university lecturer (VU University of Amsterdam) and as a lecturer in postgraduate courses for lawyers (Law Firm School, Juridische Academie). He also publishes on a regular basis.

Berth is a member of the Board of Representatives of the Netherlands Bar Association.

Postgraduate course(s):

Specialist course in Corporate and Business Law at Grotius Academy (cum laude)

Associations:

Corporate Litigation Association and Procedural Law Association