Summary

Wiebe specialises in international and Dutch tax law, focusing on corporate transactions, investment funds and tax controversy. Since joining De Brauw, Wiebe has advised numerous multinationals and funds on complex cross-border M&A transactions, investment structures and tax disputes. Wiebe is actively involved in the tax expert group of the Dutch association of asset managers (DUFAS), the committee on legislative proposals of the Dutch association of tax advisors (NOB) and frequently lectures on international tax law, including at IBA conferences and at the universities of Amsterdam and Groningen. He is recognised by Chambers and Legal 500 with Chambers describing him as “very accessible, sharp, responsive and to the point” and Legal 500 referring to him as a “top-notch tax professional”.

Wiebe’s recent work includes advising:

  • a multinational on a high-profile state aid investigation into its Dutch tax rulings
  • NXP on the aborted USD 47 billion acquisition by Qualcomm and two multi-billion dollar divestments
  • Pfizer on the USD 48 billion combination of its Upjohn business with Mylan
  • GrandVision on the EUR 7 billion takeover by EssilorLuxottica
  • Elastic NV on its NYSE listing valued at USD 2.2 billion
  • ABN AMRO on the spin-out of its private equity business
  • APG on the EUR 450 million sale of Loyalis to ASR
  • Port of Rotterdam on the impact of the introduction of its corporate income tax liability further to the European Commission’s state aid ruling
  • a major Dutch banking and insurance group on setting up and restructuring its investment fund range

Wiebe assists clients with transactional tax matters, representing multinational corporations and private equity funds. One source describes him as being 'very accessible, sharp, responsive and to the point', while another notes: 'He has a good understanding of commercial issues.'

Chambers Europe 2019

Qualifications

  • Profession

    Advocaat, admitted to the Bar in the Netherlands in 2007

  • Languages

    Dutch, English

  • Education

    University of Utrecht

    University of Edinburgh

  • Additional positions

    Guest lecturer at the universities of Groningen and Amsterdam

    Member of the committee on legislative proposals (Commissie Wetsvoorstellen) of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisors (NOB)

    Member of the tax committee of the Dutch association of asset managers (DUFAS)

    Member of the tax committee of the International Bar Association (IBA)

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Team

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Anja Mutsaers

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