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Tax Controversy & Litigation

Tax authorities are becoming more determined in their approach to tax disputes, resulting in rising numbers of audits, adjustments and disputes, as well as cases being brought to court. If you are involved in a dispute, you need to understand:

• how the relevant tax authorities approach disputes and;
• weigh up the different options available to you.

How we can help

If you are in dispute with the tax authorities, we can help at every stage of the process. Services include:

  • developing litigation strategies;
  • settlement negotiations;
  • help with arbitration or mutual agreement procedures (MAP);
  • assistance with information requests from the tax authorities;
  • managing tax audits and investigations;
  • filing appeals;
  • and representation in proceedings at all levels, including at the Court of Justice of the European Union.


In partnership with you, we look at your tax dispute from various angles, taking into account issues including your (business) goals, the merits of your case and your long-term relationship with the tax authorities. In this way, we analyse all aspects of a complex tax issue. We will make sure to build a strong case, aiming to resolve your tax dispute best we can.

Wide-ranging expertise

We can assist you with all types of tax disputes. We cover a broad scope, as we deal with direct and indirect tax, EU law and procedural law matters, including recovery and penalty issues. Due to the size of our firm we can call in acknowledged experts in all types of tax law. We have a proven track record in both dispute resolution and litigation for national and multinational businesses and high net worth individuals.

News - 09 October 2019 - Global

The EC Approach towards State Aid in Tax Matters

In 2019 the first results from the European Courts coming in and some ongoing state aid investigations being closed without a finding of state aid.
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News - 06 May 2019 - Global

Tax Litigation in the Netherlands

The Dutch Tax Authorities have become more determined in their approach to tax disputes in recent years. This has resulted in a rise in the number of tax audits,...
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What others say about us

International Tax Review

Tier-1 rankings: In the category Tax Controversy 2020 we received tier-1 rankings in the Netherlands and Belgium. (2020)