Bert Laman Partner

Bert Laman

Specific client experience

  • Extensive experience as a VAT advisor in the (inter)national field, including real estate transactions, cross-border trade and VAT issues in the non-profit sector
  • Supervising bookkeeping investigations initiated by the Tax Authorities, conducting negotiations with the Tax Authorities and conducting appeal proceedings in court
  • Due diligence investigations and VAT audits of clients
  • International advice to colleagues and foreign clients

Education and work experience

  • 1983 | Erasmus University Rotterdam | Dutch law
  • 1987 | Training Institute Finance in The Hague | Training as a sales tax inspector with the tax authorities
  • 1984 - 1989 | Ministry of Finance or the Tax Authorities | sales tax inspector
  • 1989 - present | Mazars | employee VAT department

Additional functions

  • Director VAT-assist B.V., Utrecht, a company engaged in tax representation (for VAT) of foreign companies liable for VAT in the Netherlands
  • Chairman of Mazars' International VAT & Customs Group
  • Final editor and author Handbook Foundations & Associations, Reed Business
  • Author/editor of 'VAT Guide'
  • Member of NOB
  • Member of VAT Forum, an organization of internationally operating VAT advisors
  • Member International VAT Association, organization of tax representatives
  • Member of the Association of Real Estate Tax Professionals
  • Member of Mazars' Health & Welfare sector, chairman of Mazars' Sports & Recreation sector