Tax lawyer Paulus Merks joins DLA Piper

LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – Amsterdam – DLA Piper is pleased to announce that Paulus Merks has joined its Tax team as a partner. Paulus joins DLA Piper from Ernst & Young, where he worked for over 12 years in Europe and the US. His broad experience will be of huge benefit to DLA Piper’s international tax practice. Paulus will work closely with Location Head for taxes in Amsterdam Roderik Bouwman.
Paulus Merks is an expert in domestic and international tax law, advising on M&A’s, public offerings, reorganisations, financial products and structured finance transactions. Paulus has an Paulus has an extremely international practice having worked in Ernst & Young’s Amsterdam, Chicago, New York, Paris and San Jose offices.
Commenting on his appointment, Paulus said: “DLA Piper is one of the few worldwide legal service organisations with a highly developed tax practice. The organisation’s international orientation and ambition very much match my own. I look forward to work within a superb Dutch service provider with such an international reach.”
Paulus lectures at the Dutch Tax Academy, the PAO International Tax School at Utrecht University, and the International Tax Academy at the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation. He is also a guest lecturer for the advanced LLM programme in International Tax Law at Leiden University.
Roderik Bouwman said: “We are very pleased to welcome Paulus Merks to DLA Piper. In Paulus we have gained an outstanding tax lawyer with a broad international expertise. He will help strengthen our Dutch tax practice and bolster our wider capability in this area.”
Paulus Merks (40) studied tax law at the University of Amsterdam in 1994 and has a LLM in American tax law from the University of San Francisco, which he gained in 2002.

For further information:
Xavier Veldeman, Media Relations, DLA Piper, Tel: +44 (0)20 7153 7176 or [email protected]

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1.The Dutch Tax Law practice group works closely with DLA Piper’s international team of over 200 specialists. The Tax Law practice group focuses on national and international tax law with regard to (cross border) M&A transactions, Private Equity, investments, corporate restructurings, real estate transactions, capital market transactions, employment benefits and transfer pricing. The tax lawyers advise multinational and domestic companies, as well as investment funds.

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