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Suzanne den Breems


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1077 XX Amsterdam


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Suzanne den Breems is a principal in Ryan's Amsterdam office and practice leader for European VAT, managing all aspects of the firm's European VAT practice. Suzanne specialises in representing and advocating for global Fortune 500 clients across a wide spectrum of industries on various VAT aspects.

Suzanne has played an instrumental role in building Ryan's European VAT Recovery and Consultancy practice. Founded in 2011, the practice has since grown to more than 40 employees, centrally located throughout Europe.

Previously, Suzanne was co-founder and partner of a Dutch tax law firm that specialised in VAT and real estate transfer tax. She was also a manager for an international accounting and tax law firm. In the public sector, she served as an officer in the Municipal Legal Advice Centre.

Suzanne lectures on various tax topics for Ryan clients and the Ryan Professional Development Programme. Additionally, she is a frequent speaker for the International Air Transport Association.

Suzanne was chief editor of the monthly tax law magazine, Fiskaal. She has also written various articles published in the International Tax Review and co-authored the Kluwer VAT Memo from 2002–2005.

Suzanne holds a master of laws (LLM) degree, with an emphasis in indirect tax law, from the University of Leiden and a post-university degree from the Dutch Order of Academic Tax Advisors, and is accredited in tax assurance from Nyenrode Business University. She is also a member of the Dutch Association of Academic Tax Advisors.


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