Bart-Jan has been working for more than ten years as a tax lawyer specializing in import duties, excise tax, environmental taxes (energy tax) and the BPM. Within this area he is principally involved with optimization of customs value, setting-up and implementation of new ‘supply chain structures’ for multinationals and the identification of opportunities and risks in the areas of customs and excise tax. He also has extensive experience in assisting with customs audits and conducting objection and appeal proceedings in the areas of import duties, excise tax, energy tax and the BPM.

In his capacity as Director of Global Trade & Compliance at an American stock-exchange listed multinational, Bart-Jan gained a great deal of experience in the customs consequences of reorganizations and controversy in Asia, the United States and Latin-America, thereby working closely with corporate income tax and transfer pricing specialists. Bart-Jan works primarily for multinationals and large privately owned businesses in the following sectors: Automotive, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Energy & Natural Resources (ENR) and Textile & Footwear.


  • Customs value & origin: advising with regard to the structuring, optimization and the conduct of legal proceedings before national judicial bodies and the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU)
  • Mergers & Acquisitions: due diligence reviews and post-closing optimization
  • Tax Effective Supply Chain Management (TECSM)
  • Energy Taxation and Car Registration Tax (BPM)

Education and memberships

  • Postgraduate Studies Indirect Taxes
  • Specialization Indirect Taxes (Customs and VAT), Leiden University (LL.M.)
  • Tax Law, University of Amsterdam (LL.M.)
  • Member of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisors


  • Co-author of Handboek voor in- en uitvoer ("Handbook on import and Export").
  • Annotator Nederlands tijdschrift voor Fiscaal Recht.