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Thomas van der Vliet is a Co-Managing Shareholder of the Amsterdam office and Co-Chair of the firm’s Global Tax Practice. As attorney-at-law, he focuses his practice on international tax structuring related to domestic and cross-border M&A projects, fund structuring and corporate restructurings. Thomas gained deep experience in EU tax law issues and application of tax treaties.


  • International tax advice, with focus on transatlantic structures
  • Transactional services (due diligence, M&A structuring, post-acquisition reorganizations)
  • Litigation in both tax and civil courts
  • Transfer pricing
  • Tax compliance



  • Represented Black Dragon Capital in connection with its acquisition of Grass Valley, a leading technology supplier of advanced broadcast and media solutions, with operations in over 20 different jurisdictions worldwide.

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  • Listed, The Legal 500 Netherlands, Tax, 2019 and 2022
  • Team Member, PERE Global Awards, Law Firm of the Year: Fund Formation in Europe, 2018 
  • Team Member, Winning Team, "Cross Border Sector Deals – Technology, Media and Telecom Deal of the Year (Over $1 Billion)" and "Cross Border Regional Deals – US-Europe Deal of the Year" for Amaya Inc.’s acquisition of Rational Group, owner of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, The M&A Advisor’s 7th Annual International M&A Awards, 2015
  • Member, Winning Deal Team, "Debt Financing Deal of the Year," The M&A Advisor Awards, 2014
  • Supervisory Board Member, The Derk Wiersum Foundation
  • Board member, Amsterdam Westerkerk Foundation
  • Member, Dutch Bar Association
  • Member, Dutch Tax Advisors Bar Association


Akademische Ausbildung
  • LL.M., University of Leiden, Faculty of Law
  • The Netherlands
  • Dutch, Native
  • Englisch, Fluent