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             knowledge in an enjoyable working atmosphere, which translates to more
             Passionate team members who can deliver better results to our clients.

Partner Tax

Office: +31 20 333 0130
Mobile: +31 6 2189 9883
Email: [email protected]

Friggo Kraaijeveld

Friggo Kraaijeveld graduated in Tax Law at the University of Amsterdam. He also graduated in Civil Law and Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam and obtained a postgraduate LLM in International Tax Law from the International Tax Centre of the University of Leiden.

Friggo worked in the field of international taxation at PWC and subsequently worked with a leading Dutch law firm. Friggo is specialized in tax issues with an international dimension, such as private equity structuring, cross-border investments, international trade and labour. Friggo has a strong track record in cross-border investment structures and structured finance.

Friggo is a member of the Dutch Order of Attorneys (NOvA), the Dutch Association of Tax Advisors (NOB), the International Bar Association (IBA) and the International Fiscal Association (IFA).

Partner Tax

Office: +31 20 333 0130
Mobile: +31 6 5580 4588
Email: [email protected]

Ceriel Coppus

Ceriel Coppus graduated in Tax Economics at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. He started his career at Deloitte where he worked in the international tax practice and the international M&A practice.

Ceriel has an in-depth experience in multinational group restructurings and joint venture investments. Ceriel has a profound knowledge of cross border investment structures and strengthened his international tax practice with a focus on the global reorganisations and private equity transactions

Ceriel is a member of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisors (NOB), the International Bar Association (IBA) and the International Fiscal Association (IFA). Ceriel is the Dutch contributor to Lexis Nexis publication “International Corporate Procedures”.

Partner Tax Reporting

Office: +31 20 333 0130
Mobile: +31 6 3036 5530
Email: [email protected]

Timo Ponsioen

Timo studied Tax Economics at the University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam. In addition, he studied at the Tax Academy of the Register of Tax Advisors (Register Belastingadviseurs / RB) and has been an active member of RB since 2004. Timo further specialised in tax accounting at the Nyenrode Business University.

Timo is a seasoned tax compliance and tax accounting specialist who has worked for tax advisory firms and, in addition, has broad experience as in-house tax reporting specialist in the oil and gas industry and as global tax reporting manager for a Dutch listed company in the design and consultancy branch. With his extensive experience in (complex) direct tax returns and compliance and IFRS tax accounting, Timo heads KC Legal’s tax compliance practice.

Partner Tax

Office: +31 20 333 0130
Mobile: +31 6 2336 8308
Email: [email protected]

Edwin Veele

After graduating in Tax Law from Leiden University, Edwin embarked on his career as an international tax lawyer with Deloitte. Later, he started working at a local Dutch bank, where he provided tax support to both corporate and private clients. He then returned to the international corporate tax practice at Andersen. Initially, his focus was on the Financial Markets and Energy & Utilities sector, afterwards he joined the M&A team, overseeing reorganisations, mergers, and acquisitions, including due diligence investigations.

A few years down the line, Edwin became a partner at a Rotterdam-based tax boutique specialising in assisting foreign investors and industries in launching greenfield projects in The Netherlands and other EU countries. Moreover, he advised numerous Dutch corporate clients on the international tax implications of their cross-border business ventures, including the implementation of Transfer Pricing policies. Before joining KC Legal as partner, Edwin worked at a leading Dutch tax- and legal firm with a focus on high-net-worth individuals and private equity in charge of their Rotterdam office.

Edwin is a member of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisors (NOB), the International Bar Association (IBA) and the International Fiscal Association (IFA).

Partner Tax

Office: +31 20 3330 130
Mobile: +31 6 1595 2965
Email: [email protected]

Alexander Slager

Alexander Slager graduated in Tax Economics at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and is a member of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisors (NOB).

He started his career 26 years ago at PwC and as tax consultant was part of the Global Structured Finance Group, Global Financial Products Group, Financial Services Group and Transfer Pricing Group.

Subsequently he worked as Vice President at InnoCap and COO at Fortis Multi Management and in those roles structured, and was involved in the management of, the alternative investment fund of funds of these companies.

Seventeen years ago, he and his partners started their own international law firm, Hill Smith King & Wood. The firm’s main focus is on advising portfolio companies held by private equity firms on setting up and implementing their (investment) structures. In the team his focus is on transfer pricing and international corporate income tax and value added tax compliance. Alexander Slager and Hill Smith King & Wood are excited to announce that as per February 1, 2024, they will continue under the banner of KC Legal.

Partner Indirect Tax / RETT

Office: +31 20 3330 130
Mobile: +31 6 2922 5781
Email: [email protected]

Manon Wurtz

Manon Wurtz studied Tax Law at the University of Utrecht and graduated in Tax Law at the University of Amsterdam. Manon also obtained a postmaster Indirect Tax at the Erasmus University. She started her career at EY in the VAT and RETT (Real Estate and Transfer Tax) practice.

While working with EY Manon gained a lot of experience both in the national and international VAT practice. Manon has been involved in numerous Real Estate transactions within the Netherlands and the restructuring during / after these transactions. Manon also has done a lot of M&A work both for VAT and RETT purposes.

Manon is a member of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisors (NOB).

Senior Manager Tax

Office: +31 20 333 0130
Mobile: +31 6 5327 8001
Email: [email protected]

 

Arno Eliëns

Arno Eliëns graduated in Tax Economics at the University of Tilburg in 1998. He started his career at KPMG Meijburg & Co where he mainly worked in the financial services industry.

Arno has a deep understanding of international investment structures, including real estate funds. Arno is experienced with investment restructuring, cross border (de)mergers and the setup of joint ventures investment structures.

Arno is a member of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisors (NOB) and is a former member of Holland Financial Centre, a public-private initiative from government agencies, financial organisations and advisors in the financial service sector.

Senior Manager  Tax

Office: +31 20 3330 130
Mobile: +31 6 1465 3414
Email: [email protected]

Cecilson Grazette

Cecilson Grazette graduated in Tax Law at Leiden University. He started his career at EY where he worked in the international tax practice of the Financial Services Tax department in Amsterdam. In addition, Cecilson has worked as in-house Tax Manager at Dutch listed company ASM International.

Cecilson has the benefit of having Big-4 experience with in-depth experience in complex international tax matters regarding multinational restructurings, mergers and acquisitions combined with having in-house tax experience and understands what needs to be done to implement complex tax advice.

Cecilson is a member of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisors (NOB).

Consultant Tax Compliance

Office: +31 20 333 0130
Mobile: +31 6 8315 9244
Email: [email protected]

Lisandra Lourens

Lisandra studied Fiscal Law and Economics at the University of Applied Sciences in Arnhem. During her studies Lisandra actively built experience through working with different tax advisory firms.

Lisandra joined KC Legal in December 2021 as a consultant tax compliance. Her daily activities mainly consist of preparing corporate tax returns for international clients. Lisandra also assist Timo with all tax compliance and tax reporting related matters.

Counsel Tax

Office: +31 20 333 0130
Email: [email protected]

Nicolien Luijsterburg

Nicolien studied Tax Law and notarial law at the University of Groningen. After graduating she started her career at Loyens & Loeff, a tax advisory firm where she mainly focused on Dutch Corporate Income Tax and International Tax Law. After that Nicolien also held various positions as an inhouse-advisor for large Dutch multinational enterprises. Nicolien therefore has a broad all-round knowledge and extensive working experience.

Counsel VAT

Office: +31 20 333 0130
Email: [email protected]

Merel Molenaar

After graduating in Fiscal Law and Economics at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Merel Molenaar gained her Master in Tax Economics at the University of Amsterdam. While studying, she started her career at Meijburg & Co’s indirect tax unit where she worked for several years in different roles.

As a VAT specialist, Merel assists and supports on all VAT related matters. As a result of her broad experience in VAT (compliance), Merel can adapt to different VAT matters for a wide range of clients.

Legal counsel

Office: +31 20 333 0130
Mobile: +31 6 2471 7938
Email: [email protected]

 

Jeroen van der Hout

Jeroen van der Hout graduated in Dutch Civil Law at the University of Amsterdam. He also obtained a postgraduate LLM in U.S. Law from the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.

 Jeroen started his career as a corporate attorney at the Amsterdam office of Arendt & Medernach and was one of the founding partners of Hill Smith King & Wood. Jeroen specializes in (international) corporate and business transactions. This includes mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, and financing transactions, as well as assisting portfolio companies of private equity firms on (general) corporate compliance.

Jeroen is a member of the Dutch Order of Attorneys (NOvA) and the International Bar Association (IBA).

Counsel Wage Tax

Office: +31 20 333 0130
Mobile: +31 6 3468 3652
Email: [email protected]

 

Gertjan Buijsen

Gertjan Buijsen graduated in Tax law at the University of Leiden. He started his career at Deloitte in the general tax practice and upon transfer to KPMG Meijburg, he specialized in wage tax, social security and expats (people services).

Gertjan has over 25 years’ experience in advising on national and international wage tax, social security and in advising expats on tax related issues. Gertjan also has more specific knowledge in equity compensation and tax due diligence work.

In 2013 Gertjan was a co-founder of RED Tax Specialists and since December 2022 he is an independent wage tax and expat adviser at Just Wage Tax. Gertjan is a member of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisors (NOB).

Counsel Personal Income Tax

Office: +31 20 333 0130
Mobile: +31 6 2897 1512
Email: [email protected]

Willem van Kasteren

Willem studied Fiscal Economics in Tilburg. He worked for several years in the consultancy practice of Baker Tilly and Joanknecht & van Zelst.

He is a seasoned and highly experienced tax advisor, specializing in (international) income tax and corporate tax. Willem is focused on companies where ownership and management are in the same hands. He also advises the ultimate shareholders in this regard. Furthermore, Willem is editor-in-chief of ‘Belastingmagazine’ and an author for various magazines and tax publishers.

Compliance Officer

Office: +31 20 333 0130
Email: [email protected]

Pieter Hallebeek

Pieter studied Law in Amsterdam. He started his career at Baker & McKenzie and subsequently worked for more than 15 years in the financial industry at Intertrust. In 2017 he started with a co-founder Regulatory Lab which developed a software platform especially for law and tax firms to simplify and improve onboarding of clients and compliance with AML legislation.

Pieter has experience in compliance, writing office policy, contact with regulators, training and “client experience”. Throughout his career, he has seen the change in regulation: from limited rules to today’s complex, risk-based approach. In various positions, Pieter has developed a clear vision of compliance and client acceptance – from the perspective of the institution, but also from the perspective of the regulator and the client. As expert, Pieter is regularly approached by law and tax firms to help think about a variety of compliance issues.

Office Manager

Office: +31 20 333 0130
Email: [email protected]

Rianne Rijnja

Rianne Rijnja has obtained a degree in Social Arts, specifically in Theatre Science. During her studies in Leiden in Theatre Science she was active member of her Student Association, and eventually became head of the Board of her Student Association.

After the completion of her studies, Rianne worked as an event manager with a variety of famous Caterers, and for large Annual Events like Tefaf and ABN World Wide Tennis Tournament. For the last 5 years Rianne worked as a Senior Event Manager at the National Maritime Museum.

In 2022 Rianne switched careers to Office Management and started at KC Legal in November. As Office Manager, Rianne is the executive in-charge and organizes and controls the office in such a manner that all the service functions are performed efficiently and effectively via a range of administrative, clerical, financial and managerial tasks.

Chief of Staff

Office: +31 20 333 0130
Email: [email protected]

Finance Controller

Office: +31 20 333 0130
Email: [email protected]

Mark Jedski

Mark holds a Master’s in Business Studies from the Universiteit van Amsterdam.

Mark is a seasoned finance professional with a diverse background in various sectors. Currently, he serves as a Financial Controller at KC Legal, KC Audit, and KC Accounting since April 2023. His experience includes roles as Finance Manager and postitions showcasing his versatility across different industries. His skills encompass managerial finance and leadership. Mark’s career reflects a blend of financial expertise and entrepreneurial ventures, demonstrating his ability to adapt and excel in dynamic business environments.

Robin Schols

Robin has recently graduated from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Development Economics at the University of Amsterdam. At KC Legal, Robin will be working one day a week to undertake a wide range of tasks that support the work of our office manager.

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