Klaas Winters, a Customs and International Trade adviser, joins AKD's Tax team as counsel. Niels Hagelstein joins AKD as a partner in the Banking & Finance team.
Klaas has a very expansive client portfolio, including major international logistics companies, internationally operating oil companies and leading consumer goods manufacturers. He has represented many clients in court, including the EU Court of Justice, defending them in disputes with the customs & tax authorities.
Niels specialises in advising financial institutions alternative credit providers and corporate clients on a wide range of national and international finance transactions. His main areas of expertise are acquisition finance, fund finance, real-estate finance, business sector loans and structured finance.