Léon Wijsman heads NautaDutilh's tax litigation practice and was
named associate Partner in 2009. He has extensive experience in advising companies and their directors on
risks of criminal prosecution and tax risks and the mitigation of such risks in
relation to, among other things, tax and customs liabilities, the imposition of
administrative fines, tax collection and audits.
He has litigated numerous cases before a range of different courts, including
Dutch administrative and criminal courts, the Dutch Supreme Court, the European
Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights.
Léon has built a reputation for litigating cases that have resulted in landmark
decisions, such as the KB Lux case before the Dutch Supreme Court, the Amurta
case before the ECJ (which resulted in the reduction of the Dutch dividend
withholding tax rate) and the X case before the ECJ (on the extended assessment
period for foreign income and capital).
He is conducting Ph.D research at Erasmus University Rotterdam, from which he
obtained a LL.M degree in 1998. Léon is a member of the Rotterdam Bar, The
Criminal Law Committee of NVAB, the Dutch Association of Tax Advisers (NOB),
the Dutch Association of Tax Lawyers (NVAB) and the Dutch Association for Tax