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Daan Arends

Daan Arends is an indirect tax specialist and you can depend on him to bring the right resource. He has a depth of knowledge and knows the rules all over the world.
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Daan Arends has close to 20 years' experience in international indirect tax: VAT, customs and Transfer Taxes. He advises multinational clients on international VAT and customs implications of e-commerce, supply chain restructurings, cross-border mergers & acquisitions, and business integration projects. Daan acts for multinational clients in a wide range of sectors, including consumer goods & retail, technology, financial services and manufacturing.

Daan is an attorney-at-law and tax adviser. He is heading the Amsterdam Tax Practice and is leading the International VAT practice of DLA Piper.

Professional QualificationsAdvocaat admitted with the Nederlandse Orde van AdvocatenBelastingadviseur admitted to the Nederlandse Orde van Belastingadviseurs


  • European and Dutch VAT matters
  • Transfer Tax matters
  • European customs valuation matters
  • VAT and customs audits and settlement negotiations
  • Indirect tax planning
  • Languages
    • Dutch
    • English
    • University of Rotterdam, International indirect taxation, 2004
    • Utrecht University, Tax law/Civil law, 2000

    Awards and recognitions

    He has been recommended by Legal 500 2017 for Tax.


    • The changing VAT landscape: Essential VAT update and Brexit's impact on indirect tax seminar, 20 Sep 2016
    • What's hot in VAT?, 9 Jun 2015

    Memberships And Affiliations

    • Dutch Tax Scholar Association (Vereniging voor Belastingwetenschap)
    • Dutch Tax Lawyers Association (Vereniging voor Belastingrecht advocaten)