Richard Smeding

Specializes in (International) Tax

Office +31 (0)88-2001300 / Cell +31 651466366
+31 (0)20 404 00 44
De Boelelaan 32/3 1083 HJ Amsterdam the Netherlands
Richard has significant experience in Dutch and international tax planning structures particularly advising clients on U.S. and Dutch structures -as well as- UK and Dutch structures. Additionally, he has wide-ranging experience on cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

Member NOB (Dutch Association of Tax Lawyers) since 1994: The Netherlands.

Richard has significant experience in the field of both Dutch and international taxation. Richard focuses his practice on the various tax aspects of (international) businesses. Throughout his career,  he has been involved in both national and international tax planning structures, mergers and acquisitions, transfer pricing, EU tax law, real-estate and tax litigation.

Richard has spent almost 10 years at one of the Big Four accounting firms, including two years in London where he headed up the Dutch desk. After returning to the Netherlands, Richard joined a global law firm in its Amsterdam offices serving as an international tax partner and subsequently he co-founded WLP-Law.

Richard has a law degree (both tax and notarial) from Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (1994) and completed European Fiscal Studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam  (1996). During his career, Richard has published numerous articles during on Dutch corporate tax, EU tax developments, tax treaties and transfer pricing.

 Richard is a trusted counsel to numerous national and multi-national companies, as well as to high net worth individuals with a focus on clients from the United States of America, United Kingdom and Latin America