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D.C. (Diede) Molenaars

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D.C. (Diede) Molenaars

Besides criminal law and tax litigation, I have a specific interest in VAT. For me, things like listening well, wanting to understand and seeking solutions are at the heart of what I enjoy doing. This involves more than just the legal framework. Every case is different and deserves an appropriate approach. This requires strategic considerations, combining professional knowledge with the client's interests.

Diede:

  • works at our office since 2016;
  • studied Tax Law, indirect tax specialisation at Leiden University (2019);
  • VU Criminal Evidence Law Course (2023);
  • member of the VFM (Association for Fiscal Mediation).

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Why are you working at Hertoghs?

At Hertoghs, top quality is our priority. What is special about working at Hertoghs is the drive to achieve the best possible results for our clients as a team. There is a lot of scope for personal development and everyone is encouraged to reach their full potential.

What attracts you in Hertoghs’ areas of expertise?

To me, it gets interesting when criminal law and procedural tax law start to intersect. I work on cases where clients are up against an all-powerful government, which tends to feel extremely daunting for them. Every case is different because clients have all kinds of different interests.

What is your particular expertise and how did you develop it?

I am currently developing my craft, both as far as criminal law and procedural tax law are concerned. My specific interest lies with VAT.

What is your definition of a good attorney?

The crux for me is being a good listener, wanting to understand and exploring appropriate solutions. Legal expertise alone does not cut it. Every case is different and deserves its own tailor-made approach. This requires strategic choices based on a combination of expert knowledge and the client’s best interests. Rigid where needed and flexible where possible.

What can you share about your private life?

I am not one to sit still. I enjoy discovering new things and socialising. In my spare time, I like to cook, have dinner with my friends and family, and go travelling.

Curriculum vitae

  • Bachelor’s degree in tax law, Leiden University (2017)
  • Master’s degree in tax law, specialisation in indirect taxes, Leiden University (2019)
  • Professional certificate in litigation, specialisation in criminal law (2022)
  • Course in law of criminal evidence, VU University Amsterdam (2023)
  • Member of the Dutch Young Tax Lawyers Association (NVjAB)
  • Member of the Dutch Young Criminal Lawyers Association (NVJSA)
  • Member of the VFM (Dutch Tax Mediation Association)

Publications by Mr. D.C. (Diede) Molenaars (in Dutch)

#365 Het werkelijk rendement wint ook van de Wet rechtsherstel box 3

Het EK en de Olympische Spelen moeten nog beginnen, maar gelet op de krantenkoppen lijkt het eerste succes…

#356 Cosmetisch of medisch?

De btw kent een vrijstelling voor diensten op het vlak van de gezondheidskundige verzorging van de mens door…

#342 Frisse start van 2024: ook maatwerk belastingrente voor omzet- en loonbelasting!

Met Sinterklaas net achter de rug, de feestdagen in het verschiet en het nieuwe jaar binnen handbereik, staat…

#333 Omkering bewijslast: omgekeerd of omgegaan?

Bij inhoudelijk gebreken aangifte alleen partiële omkering bewijslast! In gevallen waarin niet de vereiste aangifte is gedaan, volgt…

#324 Gewijzigd Protocol AAFD per 1 juli 2023 in werking getreden

Bij een vermoeden van een fiscaal delict bestaat de keuze vaak uit bestuursrechtelijk of strafrechtelijk optreden. In het…

“Een goed gesprek met de fiscus” over fiscale mediation. Salaris Rendement 4-2023

Hoe werkt fiscale mediation en wat zijn de voordelen? Een passende oplossing voor een fiscaal geschil? Al sinds…

#311 Geen suppletie, terechte artikel 10a AWR-boete toch vernietigd

Al vaker is in de Hertoghs Beschouwt geschreven over de perikelen artikel 10a AWR (#75 en #76). Zelfs…

Succesvolle fiscale mediation. Nederlandse Mediation 2022/33

Succesvolle fiscale mediation. Een jarenlang voortdurend conflict tussen de Belastingdienst en belastingplichtige is na een uitspraak van de…

#302 Een discussie over (het geheimhouden van) “op de zaak betrekking hebbende stukken” is van alledag

RTL Nieuws kopte afgelopen week “Belastingdienst houdt informatie achter voor rechter: ‘Je staat met 1-0 achter’”.[1] Er is…