Wouter Paardekooper is a partner in Baker & McKenzie’s International Tax team in Amsterdam. As a qualified tax advisor (member of the NOB) and attorney-at-law, he specializes in direct taxes. He focuses on rendering tax advice to multinationals, particularly in relation to tax policy (BEPS), tax risk management, and tax and legal aspects of M&A and financing transactions. He regularly speaks at international seminars, courses and conferences. Since 20 May 2015, Wouter serves as the president of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands, representing US businesses in the Netherlands and all companies involved in transatlantic trade.