Frans Sonneveldt Partner

Frans Sonneveldt

Expertise

Prof. dr. Frans Sonneveldt is a partner in the firm Mazars Private Clients Tax Consultants in the Netherlands, The Hague.

Education and Experience

Prof. dr. Frans Sonneveldt is a professor at Leiden University (department of notarial law) and a lecturer in the International Tax Program at that university. He was a member of the Moltmaker Committee engaged in the preparation of a report on the revision of the Dutch Inheritance Tax Act 1956. He is also a deputy-judge at the Court of Appeals at ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Mr. Sonneveldt was a panelist of a seminar on international estate planning during the 2002 Oslo Congress of International Fiscal Association (IFA), he chaired a seminar on this subject for IFA in Vienna in September 2004 and he was the chair of subject 2 (‘death as a taxable event and its international ramifications) at the IFA Congress 2010 in Rome. In 2014 and 2015 he was a Member of the ‘group of experts on removing tax problems facing individuals who are active across borders within the EU’ at the European Commission. Mr. Sonneveldt is a member of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law (IAETL) and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). He was a visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School and a guest lecturer at Queens’ College Cambridge, New York University and the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He is also a lecturer at the Executive Master Program of Advanced Studies in International Taxation at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Professional authorities

*Anglo-American Trust and other trust like devices.
*Estate Planning including legal and tax advice on last wills, prenuptial agreements, divorces, gifts, emigration and immigration.

Recent publications include:

List op publications available on request.
Author of over 250 articles on national and international estate planning, trust law, civil law and tax law and various tax issues in Dutch and International magazines.