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Tim Hesselink

Tim Hesselink

Partner, lawyer

Phone     +31 (0) 10 400 51 62

Mobile    +31 (0) 6 301 778 51


Meet Tim

As a committed and solution-oriented lawyer, Tim’s practice focuses on international trade, trade regulatory and corporate compliance matters addressing customs, economic sanctions and export controls. He has in-depth experience regarding international sanctions and export control regimes (Russia, Crimea, Middle East). His practice further includes EU customs compliance (customs classification, origin, customs valuation/transfer pricing) and the compliance aspects of trade regulation (free trade agreements, antidumping).

Tim is also a part-time lecturer on export controls and EU customs law at the VU University in Amsterdam, the Erasmus University Rotterdam and the Dutch Association of Tax Advisors. He is a frequent guest speaker at international conferences. He founded the LinkedIn Group “Union Customs Code (UCC)”, a group for customs and international trade professionals to discuss the UCC and its significant changes to EU customs law (3000 members).

Tim is a contributor to a specialist Dutch journal on customs law and nominated in the Guide to Trade & Customs Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal (2015-2018). Clients describe him as “one of the most outstanding lawyers in the Netherlands”, say sources, who describe him as “fantastic, not only in customs but in export controls as well”.

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