Wilbert Kannekens

Managing Partner

KPMG in the Netherlands

As Managing Partner of Meijburg & Co, Wilbert brings over 25 years of experience working with large global companies, investors and governments on projects related to international and domestic tax, pan-European advice and projects, cross-border reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and strategic counseling. From 2007-2014, he was the Head of KPMG’s Global International Tax group.

Expert Guides and International Tax Review have repeatedly named Wilbert as one of the “best tax advisers”. He is a frequent speaker and moderator at international conferences, delivering insights on topics such as international tax, fiscal policy, transparency, European integration, globalization and economic developments. Over the last 25 years, he has also published and contributed to articles and books on business and tax.

As Managing Partner of Meijburg & Co, Wilbert brings over 25 years of experience working with large global companies, investors and governments on projects related to international and domestic tax, pan-European advice and projects, cross-border reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and strategic counseling. From 2007-2014, he was the Head of KPMG’s Global International Tax group.

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Corporate tax in 5 1/2 minutes

To build a robust and productive conversation about tax, it can be helpful to start with some reflection on how taxes have come into our societies in the first place.  

20 Mar 2017
1 min

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The ESG agenda is top of mind for many companies and investors and tax reporting is one area that can serve to bring ESG practice to life. However, there is a feeling that existing standards might either be too simplistic or overly challenging for some companies or not appropriate at their stage in a transparency journey. Therefore, the B Team, KMPG International and Jericho have started to focus on how to arrive at tax metrics to support ESG goals that could gain wider buy-in.

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Speech by David Linke, Global Head of Tax & Legal Services, KPMG International.

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