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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

Wiebe Dijkstra

Partner

  • Profession
    Advocaat, admitted to the Bar in the Netherlands in 2007
  • Expertises
    Financial Markets Regulation, Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity, Tax
  • Languages
    Dutch, English
  • Education
    University of Utrecht, University of Edinburgh

Summary

Wiebe Dijkstra 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) 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”.

 

Notable 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
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