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The DutchCham Tax committee organises again a round table discussion to address some of the recent developments.

The following topics will be reviewed at this round table breakfast on November 6th:

1) The Dutch Budget Day

As Dutch political tradition has it, on the third Tuesday of September, the legislative proposals for tax related matters were sent to Parliament. The proposals include the implementation of the EU Anti Tax Avoidance Directive and the new Dutch plans for withholding tax reform (including the abolishment of the Dutch dividend tax). This will all have an impact on Dutch companies investing in Hong Kong, and obviously also Hong Kong companies investing into or through Europe. The key aspects will be covered during a presentation, after which the audience is invited to share their views on these developments.

2) Taxing the Digital Economy

We all have heard about it, but what exactly is it? What is the size of the Digital Economy and also, how complex is the Digital Economy? Both the OECD and the EU have been trying to explain these questions as well in their respective reports. During the presentation, some interesting facts that follow from those reports will be shared including the EU proposed taxing measurements. Last but not least, will the EU proposals survive?

This round table seminar will be closed with a Q&A session whereby participants are encouraged to ask questions, raise concerns or share other tax developments.

All members of Dutch Tax Platform are invited to join us at this breakfast round table discussion free of charge!


  • Hans Rothuizen (Tax Adviser & Senior Associate at Loyens & Loeff)

    Hans Rothuizen

    Tax Adviser & Senior Associate at Loyens & Loeff

    Hans is a senior associate in the tax practice of Loyens & Loeff, where he is member of the investment management and real estate team. Before Hans joined the firm’s Hong Kong office, he worked in the Amsterdam office of Loyens & Loeff for over five years.
    Hans specialises in domestic and cross-border transactions, group restructurings and mergers and acquisitions, particularly in the Netherlands and Luxembourg and, being part of the firm's Asia Pacific team, in the Greater China region and Japan. He advises both Dutch and international clients, including family offices, corporate clients and investment funds.
    Hans is an active member of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisers (NOB) and the Dutch Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.

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  • Willem Jan Hoogland (Tax Partner at HKWJ Tax Law & Partners Limited)

    Willem Jan Hoogland

    Tax Partner at HKWJ Tax Law & Partners Limited

    Willem is the founder and partner of HKWJ Tax Law & Partners Limited (“HKWJ”). HKWJ provides Hong Kong, Mainland China and international tax advisory services for corporate and individual clients. Willem has about 25 years practical experience in tax planning and trust related work. He is specialised in offering advice on various tax issues, e.g. tax efficient shareholding structures, application of double tax treaties, identification of tax risks, transfer pricing, (automatic) exchange of information and HK offshore non-taxable claim. Further, he has experience with resolving tax disputes between tax authorities and clients.
    Furthermore, Willem is an active member of the tax committees for both the Dutch Chamber and the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, an executive member of the International Fiscal Association branch in Hong Kong and a member of the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong.

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