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Our Research Staff

Shee Boon Law

Shee Boon Law is the Manager of IBFD Tailored Tax Courses and Research Services. Prior to joining IBFD, he was a tax adviser with the Inland Revenue Department of New Zealand. Mr Law also worked for the OECD and was responsible for many aspects of the OECD’s relationships with non-OECD economies, particularly in developing policy dialogue with non-OECD economies on the taxation of multinationals, financial instruments and financial institutions. He has represented the OECD at many seminars and conferences in China, India, Malaysia, South Africa and other OECD tax training facilities around the world. Mr Law has a doctorate degree in Accounting and has published in internationally refereed journals on a range of tax and accounting topics. He is the co-author of the article "Withholding Tax Risks and PE Risks in Egypt, Kenya, Morocco and Turkey".

Andreas Perdelwitz

Andreas Perdelwitz is a Principal Research Associate in IBFD’s European Knowledge Group. Mr Perdelwitz obtained his law degree at the University of Hamburg in 2003 and an LLM in International Business Law in Amsterdam at the Vrije Universiteit in 2004.

Before joining IBFD, he completed the German Bar exam and worked for different law firms in the field of German corporate and individual income taxation.

Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen

Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen is a Senior Research Associate of IBFD’s European Knowledge Group. She obtained her law degree in 2004 and an LLM in International Business and Company Law in 2006 at the University of Helsinki.

Before joining IBFD, she was a partner at a Finnish law firm and worked in the field of Finnish corporate and individual income taxation. Ms Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen is acting as the country specialist for Finland and the other Scandinavian countries (i.e. Denmark including the Faroe Islands and Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) and is the author of various IBFD publications involving those jurisdictions.

Her activities also include EU law-related tasks. Since joining IBFD in 2009, she has been involved in multiple client requests dealing with both individual and corporate taxation and she is currently managing two ongoing client projects: one on hypothetical income tax computations concerning an expatriate family and the other relating to the taxation of different financial instruments in cross-border situations.

Ridha Hamzaoui

Ridha Hamzaoui is Manager of the IBFD Africa-Middle East Knowledge Group. He is an expert on tax treaties for the United Nations Development Programme in the Middle East region. He has an LLM in International Tax Law from the International Tax Center, Leiden University and a specialized master’s degree in tax law from the Tunisian University.

He also graduated from the National School of Treasury in France where he successfully completed the postgraduate programme for Treasury inspectors. He has lectured for tax officials in Uganda, Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, UAE and Syria. Mr Hamzaoui is also a regular speaker in the Africa/Middle East region on international tax issues and an instructor for the IBFD open and in-house courses. The topics covered include taxation of passive income, international tax aspects of employment income, attribution of profits to PEs and the interaction of anti-avoidance rules with tax treaties.

Before joining IBFD, he worked as a senior tax advisor within the Tax Legislation General Directorate of the Tunisian Ministry of Finance for four years and lectured for tax officials at the Ministry of Finance training institute. He also lectured at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam and the Tunisian University.

Jordi Sol

Jordi Sol joined in June 2014 as a Senior Research Associate at IBFD's VAT team and currently edits the publication “VAT in Europe”. Mr Sol obtained his degree in Law at the University Autónoma, Barcelona, and his master’s degree in Tax Law at the Center for Financial Studies, also in Barcelona. He is a member of the Spanish Bar and of the Spanish Association of Tax Advisors.

Mr Sol started his carrier as a tax lawyer in 2003 at Audihispana Grant Thornton. From 2004 until 2007, he worked at JGBR Abogados y Asesores Tributarios (Member of Crowe Horwath International) and from 2007 onwards, at García Hoffmann-Bertran Asesores, where he worked until he joined IBFD. He has also taught Indirect Taxation at the University Politécnica of Catalunya and has been a speaker at seminars on VAT at the Spanish Association of Tax Advisors.

Boyke Baldewsing

Boyke Baldewsing is a Principal Research Associate at IBFD. He has extensive experience in the (inter)national tax arena, including in senior in-house tax functions with financial institutions and for some years as a lawyer at the Amsterdam Bar.

Mr Baldewsing has also worked as a Dutch and international tax expert for various Big Four and law firms. His experience covers, inter alia, tax advice, tax opinions, chairing technical meetings, coaching junior tax professionals, managing client portfolios, and advising on and negotiating tax rulings.

Mr Baldewsing has been a senior registrar at the Tax Chamber of the Court of Appeal in The Hague for four years, and has also been a co-writer of several tax articles, visiting lecturer at Nyenrode University, and participant of the tax committee of the Dutch Association of Banks. He is currently a member of the Dutch association for tax science, an extraordinary member of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisers, a member of the Dutch association of international tax law and is also involved in a number of community organizations. Mr Baldewsing has a master’s degree in Tax Law from the University of Leiden.