Loyens & Loeff

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Are you an international company doing business in The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg or Switzerland or a company in these countries that is investing abroad? Or are you planning to do so in the future? You can rest assured that all your tax and legal questions are in good hands with Loyens & Loeff’s world class experts. Whatever time zone you are in, with offices in our four home markets and in key financial centres around the world, the expertise you need is only a phone call away.

Tokyo office since 1986
Founded over a 105 years ago in The Netherlands, Loyens & Loeff has become a leading legal and tax firm in the Benelux and Switzerland. We expanded into Asia in 1921 (100 years ago today!). Our clients are highly satisfied global corporations, organisations, financial institutions and family-owned businesses. In 1986, we expanded our international network of satellite offices with our Tokyo office. The past 35 years were filled with exciting challenges of assisting Japanese companies with their overseas investments.

Independent and integrated
As a cross border investor, you are increasingly faced with a multitude of international developments that impact your decision making. To help you structure future projects and transactions, and manage complex regulation and compliance risks, our more than 800 advisers guarantee you first class, tailor-made solutions. Your business objectives and company performance challenges fuel our independent, integrated practice and inspire us to keep raising the bar.

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Bartjan Zoetmulder - Loyens & Loeff

Tax Partner Investment Management / Real Estate and Co-Head of Japan Desk

Bartjan R. Zoetmulder, tax partner in Loyens & Loeff’s investment management practice group, is an active member of the real estate team, heads the Central and Eastern Europe team and co-head of the Japan Desk.

Bartjan has focused his expertise in international tax matters to the real estate market, with a specific emphasis on tax structuring of investments in and from Central and Eastern Europe, as well as for investments in Dutch property. In this capacity, he serves mainly foreign clients, such as US, Asian and European real estate investors and developers, although Dutch real estate enterprises are also among his clientele.

Bartjan worked at the Tokyo office from 1995 to 1998 and was responsible for Loyens & Loeff’s Japanese practice in 2012 and 2013. He has ever since been involved in Japan-Netherlands relations.

Besides tax partner Loyens & Loeff, Bartjan is chairman of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisers (NOB) since 21 June 2018. Bartjan was already a board member of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisers (NOB) from 2008 – 2016, where he was chairman of the International Tax Affairs committee. Until December 2017 he also chaired NOB’s Dutch Investment Climate Committee (Kerngroep Nederland Investeringsland). In addition, he is board member of Dujat (Dutch-Japanese Trade Federation) and a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), the International Fiscal Association (IFA) and NAREIT. He is a much sought-after guest speaker and writer on cross border investments, tax policy and other topics that fall within his field of expertise.