Herman van Kesteren

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Herman is an Indirect Taxes Partner (PwC) based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands with over 30 years of experience and is currently responsible for knowledge management and litigation in the field of VAT.

Herman received his Law Degree (Major in tax) at Leiden University and lectured European VAT at this university before transferring to Tilburg University in 2000, where he was appointed professor in the field of VAT in 2003.

He is a deputy judge in the ‘s-Hertogenbosch Court of Appeals and in the ‘s-Gravenhage Court of first instance.

Herman has often been a (guest) lecturer, both in the Netherlands and abroad, for academic scholars as well as for tax practitioners. He serves as lecturer in several international programmes.

Herman also is a regular speaker at seminars and conferences regarding EU VAT Law. He actively contributes to thought leadership in the area of VAT and has written several books on VAT (among which, as a co-author of ‘Fundamentals of EU VAT Law’) and numerous articles for legal periodicals, and contributed to several papers.