Roel de Vries joins A&M as Benelux tax leader
Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) has announced the appointment of Amsterdam-based Roel de Vries as a Managing Director of Alvarez & Marsal Benelux BV (A&M Benelux). Mr. de Vries’ appointment demonstrates A&M’s commitment to the strategic expansion of its cross-border tax capabilities, building upon the bench strength of recent Benelux hires Frank Buitenwerf and Marc Sanders.
Mr. de Vries brings over 15 years of corporate and international tax advisory experience, along with in-depth knowledge of the tax regulatory environment and tax authorities. He specializes in tax diligence and advisory services in relation to financial services, and mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Mr. de Vries has significant expertise solving complex tax problems related to the structuring of reorganizations and mergers, cross-border investment and financing, distressed debt, real estate and securitizations.
Mr. de Vries has worked across multiple industries including consulting, software and technology, energy and resources and life sciences. Prior to joining A&M, he served as a senior tax professional with Deloitte in Amsterdam. In that role, he led a team of tax advisors working with financial services and real estate sector clients. Additionally, Mr. de Vries has also served several secondments across multiple Deloitte offices and at client sites worldwide.
“Roel’s hire strengthens our capabilities to help clients navigate complex tax matters in light of geopolitical challenges, and to maximise value as the market emerges from COVID,’ said Ernesto Perez, a Managing Director and Global Practice Leader of A&M’s tax practice. ‘His appointment demonstrates our commitment to deliver value through an integrated and client centric tax services platform to our global clients.”
“Roel’s experience in real estate and financial services compliments our lines of service and augments our ability to help solve for clients’ current and future concerns,’’ said Marvin Rust, Managing Director and head of A&M’s Europe tax practice. ‘Roel’s background dovetails with A&M’s operational heritage, and leadership, action, results mindset. His tax experience across additional multiple industry sectors creates additional benefit for our clients.”
Age Lindenbergh, a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal in Amsterdam and Leader of A&M’s Transaction Advisory Group’s Financial Services team in Europe, said, “Increasingly, Benelux-based companies, with cross-border operations, face complex compliance demands and tax rules which can pose potential risks. Roel’s joining bolsters our ability to help regional and pan-European clients mitigate against risk in support of creating value and driving change.”
Mr. de Vries earned a master’s degree in Fiscal Economics from the University of Groningen, and competed the Advanced LLM program, in US and international tax law, at the University of Leiden. He is member of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisors.