From 1984, Gijs worked as a tax adviser at Loyens & Volkmaars, one of our legal predecessors, before being appointed as partner in 1992. Over many years, he contributed to building and expanding our offices in Geneva and Paris and our international tax practice in general. Next to his practice, Gijs held many in-house positions, including as a member and Chair of the Board (2006 - 2013) and head of our Rotterdam office. At the end of 2020 Gijs retired as a partner of Loyens & Loeff.
Gijs will be remembered as a leading tax expert and a true professional who was loved and admired by colleagues and clients particularly for his social skills and warm personality.
Our thoughts are with his wife and children. We wish them every strength in bearing this great loss.
Harmen Holtrop and Roderik Beckers,
Executive Board, Loyens & Loeff N.V.