Jones Day

Tax Department

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What the team is known for Combines tax expertise with impressive international strength in M&A, regularly advising US multinational corporations and private equity firms on Dutch and European tax issues. Also advises on tax elements of fund structuring. Expanded its offering with a number of key hires, including Ate van IJlzinga Veenstra.

Strengths One client is impressed by the team's "proactive, tailored advice," adding that it is "always absolutely clear and definitive."

Work highlights Assisted The Timken Company with tax aspects of the USD280 million acquisition of Groenveld Group.

Notable practitioners

Ate van IJlzinga Veenstra is described as a "very good tax professional," who is "specialised in funds." Sources also note that "he has a good understanding of the commercial market." He advised Waterland VII on tax in connection with its EUR2 billion fundraising round.

Lodewijk Berger "has great tax technical skills," enthuses a source, adding: "His best skill is being able to identify exactly what a client needs and then being able to truly speak the client's language." He has extensive international corporate taxation experience and regularly advises on transaction tax mandates.