Paul Kraan obtained a master’s degree in both civil and tax law, as well as a master’s degree in economics from the University of Amsterdam. He was then admitted to the bar in the Netherlands back in 1998. His practice focuses on dealing with all sorts of matters of international taxation, advising multinational enterprises, high net worth individuals and investment funds on Dutch tax matters, particularly those with an international dimension, such as the impact of EU (case) law and the application of bilateral and multinational tax treaties. Paul has ample experience with cross-border tax planning, both in relation to M&A transactions and within the context of corporate restructurings, such as centralisation of IP and supply chain optimisation projects. He is a member of the board at The Netherlands Association of Tax Attorneys (NVAB) as well as an active member of the IBA tax committee. Over the past two decades, Paul Kraan has litigated a substantial number of cases before the Dutch tax courts.