The former deputy director of both national and international tax policy and legislation of the Dutc...
The former deputy director of both national and international tax policy and legislation of the Dutch Ministry of Finance Ernst Bunders is to become a senior adviser in the Isle of Man government.
In his new role he will advise the island on global taxation issues and market access opportunities, following his departure from the Dutch government.
His experience as an international negotiator for the Netherlands includes representing his country in such matters as the EU Savings Directive, the EU Code of Conduct on Business Taxation and the OECD Report on Harmful Tax Competition. He also took part in the international tax treaty project that supported the peace framework between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
Bunders is the third international expert to be recruited by the Man government to advise on global tax and market access issues. He joins Richard Hay, a partner in international law firm Stikeman Elliot, and Bob Harland, recently retired as a tax partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Allan Bell, treasury minister of the Isle of Man government, said: "It is vital this position of strength continues, and the government now has three senior Treasury advisers to assist it in strategy and policy development, international negotiations and liaison, and the drawing up of legislation to support aspects of the economics strategy."
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