Nick van den Hoek

“Goal-oriented and creative”

After an internship at the Hoge Raad (Supreme Court), mr. N. (Nick) van den Hoek joined Jaeger in 2016. Nick primarily assists entrepreneurs who are facing an audit or a question letter from the tax authorities. These are cases in which a conflict with the tax authorities is imminent or has already arisen.

Nick provides customized assistance, which means he makes a good assessment of the most efficient way to resolve a case. Sometimes this means going into battle with the tax authorities, and sometimes it means making a well-thought-out proposal to settle the case. In particular, Nick enjoys dealing with (tax) cassation proceedings at the Hoge Raad and tax penalty law.

Nick regularly writes commentaries on rulings in tax cases in the professional journals NTFR and NLFiscaal. He also contributes to the Nederlandse Documentatie Fiscaal Recht (NDFR) in the field of tax collection law. In his spare time, Nick can often be found in the yoga studio.

What is your strength?

‘My curiosity and analytical skills enable me to get to the heart of the problem quickly. Combined with a healthy dose of empathy, a great deal of knowledge about the powers of the Tax Office and my experience in proceedings before the tax courts, this enables me to make a proper assessment of how best to resolve a case.’

Who is your ideal client?

‘My ideal client is forthright with me about how his case works. Mentioning only the rosy aspects of the case is counterproductive, because then the strategy is based on misrepresentation.

What type of lawyer are you?’

I am a scientific type of lawyer. I’m not quick to bang my fist on the table. I prefer to calmly explain why and how the case works.

I have noticed that there are many people like me in the Tax Office. We understand each other. This makes a difference when you want to solve a case.’

Within Jaeger Advocaten-belastingkundigen, Nick and his colleagues are mainly involved in formal tax law (the rules the tax authorities have to comply with when determining and collecting a tax debt) and criminal tax law.

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