About scribes

Scribes Tax lawyers is an independent tax law firm based in the city centre of Amsterdam. The firm combines a boutique style service with the extensive experience of our advisors with renowned international advisory firms. Scribes Tax lawyers was founded with the vision of providing high-end tax advisory and compliance services, one-stop-shop approach, single point of contact, short communication lines and competitive fees.

Amongst others, our clients are mid-market companies with cross border activities or aspirations, private equity funds, investors, start- and scale ups and management (teams). In addition we provide services in cooperation with other service providers such as law firms, public notaries, CPA’s and consultants to support your transactional and ongoing business needs.

Focus areas


  • (Inter)national corporate tax
  • Compliance
    (i.e. corporate and withholding tax)
  • Cross border (re)structuring
  • Real estate
  • Ruling procedures
    (e.g. innovation box)


  • (Vendor) due diligence
  • Deal structuring and funding
  • SPA negotiation
  • Management participation
  • Deal implementation
  • Joint ventures

Individuals, family and business

  • Taxation related to family businesses,
    individuals and management
  •  Compliance
    (i.e. corporate, withholding,
    personal and inheritance taxation)
  • Wealth planning and privacy
  • Ruling procedures
    (e.g. 30% ruling)
  • Succession of family business
  • Exit, liquidation, corporate migration
    and cross border merger/ conversion
  • Immigration and (r)emigration


Tax services may be conducted on a long term basis as well as project-based.


Characteristic for our approach is:

  • Short response times and decisive action
  • High level of commitment
  • Knowledge and experience of our senior tax specialists at large tax law firms
  • Pragmatic, solution-oriented and creative

We have extensive experience in working with overseas clients and with co-ordinating proceedings in multiple jurisdictions. When required, we work closely with niche law firms. This way we offer a one-stop-shop approach.


Mandatory disclosure requirements

In March 2018, new mandatory disclosure requirements for intermediaries and relevant taxpayers have been adopted by the EU. These far-reaching amendments to the Directive on Administrative Cooperation in the field of Taxation, known as DAC6, will impose mandatory disclosure requirements on EU-based intermediaries and their clients. These measurements will enter into force on 25 June, 2018.

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