Remco completed his studies Dutch Law (major Criminal Law) at the University of Maastricht in 2004, followed by the post academic Company Lawyer Vocational Course and the post academic Vocational Course.
Remco is customer-oriented, has a pragmatic attitude and possesses the necessary creativity that is essential is his practice.Remco assists clients as lawyer and business consultant with the international development and structuring of their companies.
Area’s of practice: Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Law, Restructuring, Sports Law, Betting and Gaming Law, Employment Law, Real Estate, Intellectual Property Law & Image Law, Entertainment & Events, Contract Law, Economic Criminal Law.
Ruben advises companies ranging from start-ups (mostly Internet, IT and technology-driven) to internationally active SMEs and publicly traded corporations. As a tax lawyer and as entrepreneur he advises with an out-of-the-box 'mentality, with a focus on direct taxation, specifically relating to tax planning, mergers & acquisitions, restructuring operations, finance structures, transfer pricing and cross-border employment.
After studying Tax Law at Tilburg University Ruben started his professional career in 1998 as Tax Lawyer at Arthur Andersen, the Dutch business that merged into Deloitte in 2002. Until 2005 Ruben worked at Deloitte as member of the corporate & international tax law practice group. In 2005 he cofounded Taxperience.
Understanding Chinese and Western cultures and being fluent in English, Dutch, Mandarin, Cantonese and German gives Hockpun an advantage in advising and representing Chinese clients in Europe and vice versa.
Hockpun has extensive experience in the private equity sector, M&A sector and commercial sector in both China and Europe. Prior to founding Serica Advisory in Shanghai in 2014 Hockpun has worked for a large European family office as their managing director for greater China. Serica Advisory focuses on marketing strategy advisory, route to market strategy, in-market representation, mergers & acquisitions and corporate services.
Hockpun holds a Master of Science degree in Marketing Management and a Master in Business Administration from Nijenrode Business Universiteit. Hockpun is based in Shanghai and frequently commutes to Hong Kong and The Netherlands.
Since 2008 Paul structured, set up and directed marketing consultancy related companies and large scale international projects in Asia and Europe, servicing leading brands from different industries.
His entrepreneurial experience and service mindset are the basis for his advice and support to clients who are expanding their business overseas. Paul is co-owner of Serica Advisory. Serica focuses on marketing strategy advisory, route to market strategy, in-market representation, mergers & acquisitions and corporate services.
Paul completed his studies Business Administration and Hotel Management at the Maastricht Hotel Management School which he complemented with a Master degree in Innovative Hospitality Management at Ramon Llul University (ESADE) in Barcelona. Paul has lived and worked in Malaysia, China, Singapore and Indonesia between 2005 and 2016 and is currently based in The Netherlands.
Luann Ip helps foreign companies set up their subsidiaries in the Netherlands, open and maintain a bank account, company secretarial work and deal with day to day business issues.
Luann was born and raised in Hong Kong, but she’s been living and working in Europe for over 25 years. Luann has gained extensive industry experience having previously worked with Ernst and Young in London, a London FTSE mining company in Luxemburg, and the biggest players of trust companies in Amsterdam. Luann is the founder and managing director of SME Solutions.
During her first visit to China in 2000, Valérie Hoeks was fascinated by the energy of the country and its people. Their resourcefulness and tenacity motivated Valérie to complete her Sinology Masters and spend the next twenty years gaining valuable experience in the Chinese business world.
Valérie is a skilled strategist, mediator and management coach with a keen understanding of the Chinese market and ways of working. She provides customized strategic solutions for European companies at a crossroads with their Chinese partners (takeovers, mergers, investors, JV partners, distributors, agents), solving complex China-related business challenges and achieve long-term growth in the evolving Chinese market.