Bartjan R. Zoetmulder is an expert in (international) tax matters relating to the real estate investments, real estate funds and investment platforms and project development. He serves mainly international companies and investment funds based in the UK, US, Asia and throughout Europe, although Dutch real estate enterprises are also among his clientele.

He founded the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) team and is active member of the APAC team with focus on Japan, Singapore and Korea. Bartjan worked at the Tokyo office from 1995 to 1998 and was responsible for Loyens & Loeff’s Japanese practice in 2012 and 2013.

Bartjan was chairman of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisers (Nederlandse Orde van Belastingadviseurs (NOB)) from June 2018 until June 2021. Between 2008 and 2016, Bartjan was already a board member of the NOB, where he held the role of chairman of the International Tax Affairs Committee. Until the end of 2017 he was also chairman of NOB's Dutch Investment Climate Committee. Currently he is member of the Tax Policy Committee and professional affairs committee of CFE.

He is a much sought-after guest speaker and writer on real estate investments, tax policy, tax governance and other topics that fall within his field of expertise.

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Dutch tax law, University of Groningen, 1993

What others say

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"Bartjan is our go-to adviser on tax matters."
Chambers & Partners - Europe (2023)
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"He is a solid practitioner."
Chambers & Partners - Europe (2023)
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Bartjan Zoetmulder is recognised as Notable Practitioner
ITR - World Tax (2024)
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Bartjan Zoetmulder is recognised as Recommended in Corporate Tax - Advisory
Who's Who Legal - (2022)
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Bartjan Zoetmulder named "Notable Practitioner"
ITR - World Tax (2023)
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Bartjan Zoetmulder named "Tax Leader"
ITR - World Tax (2021)
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"For tax matters related to real estate, Bartjan Zoetmulder is the key name to note."
Legal 500 - EMEA (2020)
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Who's Who Legal - (2020)
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A client states Bartjan Zoetmulder is a "pragmatic person who does not linger on every little detail," further adding he has "very sound commercial knowledge." Zoetmulder advises private equity firms on the tax aspects of refinancing and M&A transactions.
Chambers & Partners - Europe (2020)
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“Sources recommend Bartjan Zoetmulder for his 'helicopter view' over mandates, saying: 'He is very good on strategy and overview of issues'."
Chambers & Partners - Europe (2019)
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"Bartjan Zoetmulder is noted by several sources for his strong visibility in the market as well as his commercial style. Clients say he is 'very knowledgeable, knows all new developments in tax law and he is very well connected as well but despite this he is always very available, quick to reply, down to earth in his advice and he boils things down to the minimum so it is understandable'."
Chambers & Partners - Europe (2018)
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Bartjan Zoetmulder

Partner - Tax Adviser

bartjan.zoetmulder@loyensloeff.com

London

Dutch, English

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<p>Bartjan R. Zoetmulder, tax partner in the Investment Management practice group, heads up the tax team in Loyens & Loeff’s London office.</p>

Bartjan R. Zoetmulder is an expert in (international) tax matters relating to the real estate investments, real estate funds and investment platforms and project development. He serves mainly international companies and investment funds based in the UK, US, Asia and throughout Europe, although Dutch real estate enterprises are also among his clientele.

He founded the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) team and is active member of the APAC team with focus on Japan, Singapore and Korea. Bartjan worked at the Tokyo office from 1995 to 1998 and was responsible for Loyens & Loeff’s Japanese practice in 2012 and 2013.

Bartjan was chairman of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisers (Nederlandse Orde van Belastingadviseurs (NOB)) from June 2018 until June 2021. Between 2008 and 2016, Bartjan was already a board member of the NOB, where he held the role of chairman of the International Tax Affairs Committee. Until the end of 2017 he was also chairman of NOB's Dutch Investment Climate Committee. Currently he is member of the Tax Policy Committee and professional affairs committee of CFE.

He is a much sought-after guest speaker and writer on real estate investments, tax policy, tax governance and other topics that fall within his field of expertise.