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Rutger provides international tax solutions on a variety of transactions including real estate investments, mergers and acquisitions, financing and joint ventures. Rutger became a partner with AKD in 2016. He is practicing tax law since 1998. Within AKD, he is a member of the Tax Practice group and based in Luxembourg. Before joining AKD, he was a partner in the Luxembourg office of another leading Dutch law firm. Between 2010 and 2012, he was a member of the Luxembourg desk in the New York office of that firm, mainly serving US and Canadian clients on Luxembourg tax matters. Before that Rutger worked in the Dutch and Luxembourg offices of that firm. Rutger advises multinational clients, including private equity firms, corporates and investment managers on structuring and financing of international transactions, joint ventures, corporate (re)organizations, M&A and exit strategies. Rutger provides robust solutions for complicated tax matters that are encountered in international transactions. He has a pro-active approach and offers practical advice. Rutger is very strong in modeling and overseeing complex (joint-venture) transactions and corporate (re)organizations. Rutger also has large experience in tax compliance. Rutger graduated from Leiden University (the Netherlands) in tax law. He has also studied fiscal economics at the Hogeschool voor Economische Studies in Amsterdam (the Netherlands). Rutger contributes to a chapter of the Corporate Tax Practice Series: Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Reorganizations & Restructurings published by the Practising Law Institute. Rutger is a member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA), the Dutch Association of Tax Advisers (Nederlandse orde van belastingadviseurs) (NOB), the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Canadian Tax Foundation (CTF).

Rutger Zaal

Rutger Zaal





Tax Advisor; Partner

+352 26 75 82 316


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