Emile is tax lawyer and partner with Steevensz|Beckers Belastingadviseurs in Curaçao. Emile studied tax law at the Academy of the Dutch Federation of tax advisors and belonged to the first group of students who started the accelerated LLM tax programme at the University of Leiden in June 1997. He finished this LLM programme in May 1999. Emile combined his studies with his work in the tax practise of one of the big-4 companies. In 2001 he went to Curaçao for the same big-4 company and in 2003 continued his career with the Curaçao office of a Dutch ‘top-3’ law office. In 2009 he became managing director of Wesselman. As of 1 April 2011 he has been tax partner of Steevensz|Beckers Tax Lawyers.
Emile is working the general tax practise with a focus on M&A, inbound investments, international tax structures and international tax planning involving the Netherlands (and other European countries), Curaçao, Aruba, St Maarten, the Caribbean Netherlands (Bonaire, Eustatia, Saba) and Latin America, private equity structures, rulings, due diligence, aircraft lease, penshonado measures, international trading and finance structures and asset protection. Emile also advices high net worth individuals and their tax structures.
Emile advices on tax aspects of aforementioned areas together with his civil law colleagues in Curaçao and abroad.
Emile is a contributor to the Bloomberg VAT monitor for Curaçao, St Maarten and the Caribbean Netherlands and publishes regularly articles on the tax developments in the Dutch Caribbean region for other magazines.