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Herman Boersen

Tax Lawyer

Atrium - Parnassusweg 737
1077 DG Amsterdam
PO Box 94700
1090 GS Amsterdam
Languages Dutch, English, German

Herman Boersen is a tax lawyer and is head of the Tax Practice Group. He holds a degree in tax law (University of Tilburg) and is member of the Dutch Tax Lawyer's Association.

He specialises in Corporate and International Taxation. Herman advises, among others on mergers and acquisitions, refinancing, group restructuring and real estate acquisitions.

Herman previously worked at CMS for five years and rejoined the company in June 2013. In between his stints at CMS, Herman worked for the Citco Group. As an executive board member with responsibility for national and international tax matters, he has worked in the Netherlands Antilles, Luxembourg, Germany and the Netherlands.


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