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Paul Schouten is a tax lawyer and attorney-at-law admitted to the Amsterdam bar. He focuses his practice on international tax structuring, corporate restructurings, fund structuring and all tax aspects of M&A projects. He has a broad experience in EU tax law issues and the application of tax treaties. Moreover, he focuses his practice on domestic and EU-related environmental tax, such as the EU ETS system and the carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM).

He is a contributing author for the Dutch magazine for tax law (NTFR) in the fields of personal income tax, corporate income tax and environmental tax.


  • Group reorganizations
  • International tax structuring
  • International and national corporate taxation
  • Mergers and acquisitions




  • International Tax Manager M&A (Secondee), KPMG Japan (Tokyo), 2015-2016

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Legal 500 EMEA Guide, Tax, 2022
  • Member, Dutch Association of Tax Advisers (Nederlandse Orde van Belastingadviseurs)
  • Member, Dutch Bar Association (Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten)


  • LL.M., International and European Tax Law, Leiden University, 2013
  • B.A., Tax Law, Leiden University, 2011
  • The Netherlands
  • Dutch, Native
  • English, Fluent
  • German, Conversational