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Dutch heavyweight Loyens & Loeff has rejigged its management board, with tax adviser Pim Bertels succeeding Philip van Hilten as chairman.
Board member Ronald Pfeiffer, a civil-law notary and attorney, has also stepped down. He has been succeeded by attorney Maarten Das.
Both van Hilten and Pfeiffer plan to continue practising at Loyens.
From 1 September, van Hilten will focus his activities on the Luxembourg office while Pfeiffer returns to full-time practice. He expects to divide his time between the firm's Rotterdam and Luxembourg offices.
Bertels joined the firm of Loyens & Volkmaars in 1975, where he became partner in 1988. He gives tax advice to Dutch-listed and family-owned companies, with a special focus on takeovers and restructuring.