Harmen van Dam, tax expert, heads Loyens & Loeff’s International Tax Services practice group and the Transfer Pricing team. For a diverse group of clients, including Fortune 100 companies, Harmen avoids or resolves transfer pricing disputes by means of Advance Pricing Agreements, audits procedures, corresponding adjustments and mutual consultation procedures. Many projects involve the centralisation of activities.
With actions taken by the OECD, new regulations and more scrutiny from the tax authorities, we are seeing an overall increase in audits (in both rigor and quantity) and a growing tendency towards litigation. Similar developments are taking place within the EU, where we see “transfer pricing” state aid procedures. With this in mind you need a team that is one step ahead of the latest regulations and fine points of law, is able to help you avoid litigation where possible (but ready to litigate when necessary), and can guide you through the increasingly detailed and often conflicting statutory transfer pricing rules in multiple jurisdictions. Loyens & Loeff’s experienced Transfer Pricing team of over 40 people advises businesses in Planning & Strategy, Dispute Resolution (including litigation and State Aid procedures), and Documentation (Master File, Local File and Country-by-Country report). Small and client-focused teams provide premium advice, both pragmatic and precise.
With more than 900 tax and corporate lawyers Loyens & Loeff is unique in its multidisciplinary services. Our approximately 350 tax specialists represent the largest tax practice of any law firm in Europe, if not worldwide. According to the tier-1 rankings of International Tax Review (World Tax and World Transfer Pricing), Chambers Europe and Legal 500 our tax practice is unrivalled within the Benelux.
Overall Loyens & Loeff is an independent law firm which provides tax advisory, notarial and civil law services with its primary offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland. In addition, we have offices in many financial capitals throughout the world.
Harmen holds a law degree from the University of Leiden (1991) and a degree from the New York University School of Law (LLM in taxation, 1996). He teaches regularly at the International Tax Center in Leiden and the IBFD. Reflecting the firm's own integrated approach, he also advises on Dutch corporate tax and dividend tax in international tax structures.