Margreet Nijhof is a Partner in the Transfer Pricing Team of Baker McKenzie Amsterdam. She chairs the Amsterdam Tax Practice Group comprising 70+ dedicated tax advisors. Margreet has 20 years of experience, during which she developed a transatlantic skillset, having spent 11 years working at Baker McKenzie San Francisco / Palo Alto, before transitioning to the Amsterdam office. She is praised by her clients for her in-depth understanding of tax and transfer pricing rules and issues in the US and Europe, which is a valuable asset when rendering European advice to US multinationals and US advice to European multinationals.
Margreet engages in international tax planning for multinationals with a focus on transfer pricing in the broadest sense, including transfer pricing planning, documentation, support and defense. She engages in APA and MAP discussions for her diverse client base. The APA discussions focus amongst other things on principal companies and restructuring planning. The MAP discussions have involved European and US MAP claims. She works with a wide variety of industries, including established and emerging hi-tech companies and "traditional" retail and manufacturing companies. In addition, Margreet is frequently engaged to lead multi-jurisdictional operational model reviews and restructuring exercises, working together with colleagues from multiple legal disciplines, addressing the need of our clients for integrated tax and legal advice.
Margreet was twice individually recognized as "Best in Transfer Pricing" by IFLR at the Women in Business Law Awards Ceremony. The wider Amsterdam Transfer Pricing Team was awarded "Netherlands Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year" in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 1012, 2014 and 2015. Margreet is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion in the workplace in her capacity of member of Baker McKenzie Amsterdam's diversity committee.
Margreet was admitted to the Bar in California (1997) and worked as a US Tax Lawyer at Baker McKenzie Palo Alto (SF) between 1997/2008. In addition to her California bar membership, she is also a member of the Dutch Association of Fiscal Advisors (NOB). Finally, she is a frequent speaker at all of the important tax and transfer pricing forums e.g. BNA/Bloomberg, International Tax Review and Tax Executive Institute, where she often moderates panels that include both governmental speakers and company representatives.