“The complexity of tax legislation makes that as a tax advisor, you can make a meaningful contribution to a business or family”

As a tax advisor for private clients and family owned businesses, I often act as a sparring partner for management or the family. As a tax advisor, it’s appealing to be able to play with the openings the law creates and to guide entrepreneurs through their tax obligations. I try to transmit this guidance using clear language, and by doing what I promise to.

Over the past 14 years, I’ve worked at a Big 4 audit firm and at medium sized advisory firms. That’s where I’ve developed as a corporate tax advisor with ample experience with real estate, estate planning, business succession, innovative businesses and shareholder-directors. My knowledge and experience enable me to advise my clients effectively and efficiently. Estate planning, a restructuring or a transfer of ownership is a wonderful challenge that makes this profession so much fun. In practice, it usual isn’t tax that is the decisive factor, but other aspects such as emotion or a practical matter. I enjoy balancing that, and I’m glad to be of service!

Special areas of interest:

Family owned businesses


Legal developments


Lodewijk Derkman

+31 (0)6 40 27 07 98
+31 (0)70 221 1771