Frans is a partner with Taxand Netherlands specializing in tax litigation and tax for private clients.

Frans acts as trusted adviser for larger family-owned enterprises and high net worth individuals and frequently litigates in tax matters. He was lead counsel in a landmark gaming tax case in which the Dutch High Court ruled that the Dutch gaming and betting tax act is against EU law.

He has been a board member of the stock quoted Dordtsche Petroleum-Industrie Maatschappij and was president of the Advisory Committee for Tax Law for the Dutch Bar, co-chair of the International Tax Committee of the American Bar Association/Section of International Law and president of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA).

Frans is a member of the Amsterdam Bar.

He has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):

  • Tax Law
  • Cassation – Tax Law

Based on this registration, he is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.