Bert Laman Partner

Bert Laman

Year of birth: 1959
Nationality: Dutch

Education and Experience

  • 1983 Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Dutch law
  • 1987 Training centre Finances in The Hague, VAT tax inspector with the Tax Department
  • 1984 - 1989 Ministry of Finance or the Tax Department, VAT tax inspector
  • 1989 - present Mazars Paardekooper Hoffman, member of the VAT department

General client experience

  • Extensive experience as a VAT adviser at national and international level in real estate transaction, cross-border trade and VAT issues in the non-profit sector
  • Assisting in audits initiated by the Tax Department, negotiating with the Tax Department and appealing to the judge
  • Due diligence surveys and VAT audits for clients
  • International advice to colleagues and foreign clients

Secondary activities

  • Director of VAT-assist B.V., Utrecht, a partnership involved in fiscal representation of foreign companies who owe VAT in the Netherlands
  • President of Mazars' International VAT & Customs Group
  • Editor-in-chief and author of the Handboek Stichtingen & Verenigingen (Foundations & Societies Handbook), Reed Business
  • Author/editor "VAT Guide"
  • Member of Nederlandse Orde van Belastingadviseurs (Dutch Order of Tax Advisers)
  • Member of the VAT Forum, an organisation of internationally active VAT advisers
  • Member of the International VAT association, an organisation of tax representatives
  • Member of the Vereniging voor Vastgoed Fiscalisten (Real Estate Tax Experts Association)
  • Member of the Mazars Trade Group Foundations and Societies, president of the Mazars Trade Group Sports and Recreation

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