Tax Litigation

Tax Litigation

Sometimes, disputes about taxes arise. These disputes are usually with the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration, but they can also be between companies and institutions. We have maintained a leading position in the field of tax litigation for many years. 

Our Tax Litigation Team is able to handle and resolve these kinds of disputes better than anyone. We are experienced at representing clients before tax courts as well as civil courts, and if necessary before the Dutch Supreme Court or the European courts. 


We can assist you with disputes relating to:
  • state taxes and taxes imposed by local authorities;
  • TP valuations or reports;
  • cross-border tax disputes;
  • tax claims for acquisitions ;
  • professional liability, tax fines and criminal tax law; 
  • advice on using MAP; 
  • advice on tax arbitration, e.g. initiated under a tax treaty.


Thanks to our offices in Brussels, London and New York, our representatives in the USA and Asia, as well as our membership of Lex Mundi, we have an extensive international network, which gives us access to the best expertise in foreign tax laws and regulations. 


The Tax Team is honoured that Alexander van der Voort Maarschalk is recognised by International Tax Review with the esteemed 'EMEA Tax Litigation and Disputes Practice Leader' award and that Houthoff received the 'Netherlands Tax Disputes Firm of the Year' award.

For more information, please contact us.

  • Netherlands Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

    International Tax Review (2021)
  • Alexander van der Voort Maarschalk awarded as 'EMEA Tax Litigation and Disputes Practice Leader of the Year'

    International Tax Review (2021)
  • Represented Vestia in various disciplinary and professional liability cases against its auditors from Deloitte and KPMG regarding the audit of interest rate hedging in the annual accounts by means of derivatives amounting to more than EUR 20 billion.
  • Acted in civil Supreme Court preliminary-ruling proceedings, which included the question whether a judgment is issued and whether a case that was decided in conflict with the Meavita judgment must be reconsidered by the Court of Appeal or referred to the original lower court or a different lower court.
  • Represented one of the largest pension funds in the Netherlands in a professional liability claim of approximately EUR 275 million against its global asset manager concerning asset mismanagement.
  • Acted for a large pension fund in a professional liability claim of more than EUR 1.6 billion against its Dutch asset manager concerning the incorrect hedging of the pension fund's interest rate risk with derivatives.
  • Represented a Dutch family in various proceedings against the tax authorities regarding information requests, and tax assessments and fines of more than EUR 50 million resulting from the termination of a private foundation in Curaçao.
  • Acted in tax proceedings regarding environmental tax levies following an accident with storage tanks for liquid fertiliser.
Chantal Presilli

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