Member Directory

Bruce van Schaik, tax advisor, is since 2020 a member of Loyens & Loeff’s Indirect Tax practice group and the International Trade & Customs team in Amsterdam. He focuses on advising and litigating in the area of customs, excise, consumption tax and international trade.

Bruce specializes in (European) customs law. He assists in a wide range of issues in the fields of customs, excise, consumption tax and international trade in goods, including customs valuation, classification, (non-)preferential origin and export controls. In addition, his practice consists of advising on other import levies, such as VAT, and conducting legal proceedings before national and European law bodies.

Bruce is a Member of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisors (NOB). He holds a Post-Master in Customs Law and a Master in Fiscal Economics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Sébastien joined Loyens & Loeff’s VAT, Customs & International Trade Practice Group in 2021, following practice with Loyens & Loeff’s Banking & Finance Practice Group.

Sébastien specializes in indirect taxes and advises in particular on VAT aspects of national and international trade in goods and services. He also assists clients in matters relating to Customs & International Trade, including sanctions and export controls.

Master’s Degree in law with a focus on European law and International Trade, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, 2020
Mercator program, University of Sherbrook, Canada, 2019 - 2020

French, English & Dutch

Bernard specializes in indirect tax. He deals with tax aspects related to national and international trade of goods and services (VAT and customs).

He joined Loyens & Loeff in 2019.

Elise is specialized in indirect taxes, and advises in particular on the VAT aspects of national and international trade in goods and services. She has experience in advising international clients, and assists and represents clients in VAT audits, as well as administrative and judicial proceedings.

Elise has furthermore acquired expertise in the conducting of due diligence work.

Prior to joining the Loyens & Loeff Indirect Tax department in 2019, Elise has gained experience as an Indirect Tax Consultant at a Big Four as well as with an international law firm.

Manuel is a partner in the Madrid office of Uría Menéndez. He joined the firm in 2003 and is a member of the Public and Environmental Law Practice Area.

He has experience in all areas of public law, but especially in regulated sectors, such as securities markets and the financial, energy, security and defence, prevention of money laundering and competition law sectors. He also advises on public procurement law and public authority liability.

Manuel focuses his practice on litigation involving administrative and constitutional matters and regularly advises in sanctioning proceedings before the CNMV, the Bank of Spain and the Commission for the Prevention of Money Laundering. He also has vast experience in due diligence processes involving regulatory matters.

In the 2015 edition of Iberian Lawyer, Manuel was named one of the top 40 lawyers under the age of 40 in Spain and Portugal.

Carolina Dackö is a lawyers in private practice dedicated to international trade law. She is a partner with the Swedish law firm Mannheimer Swartling and heads up the international trade law practice under the firm's practice group Corporate Sustainability & Risk Management. She has 10 years of experience in private practice working in Brussels and a further 8 years in Sweden. Her practice focuses on international trade law matters, mainly national security, foreign direct investment screening, import and export law, export control and sanctions law, customs law, trade defence measures, WTO law and free trade agreements.

Carolina has substantial experience assisting clients with export control classification and assessments regarding trade bans in risk markets, as well as internal and external investigations, often involving multi-jurisdictional aspects. Carolina has helped clients in various types of matters such as customs audits, anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations, and represents clients before the European Commission, as well as in court proceedings on both national and EU level.

Philippe joined Loyens & Loeff’s VAT, Customs & International Trade Practice Group as an associate in 2019.

He advises clients on issues in Customs & international trade, in particular export control and trade sanctions. Prior to joining Loyens & Loeff, Philippe worked in Customs & International Trade department for an international consulting firm located in Brussels.

Advanced Master in Tax Law, Catholic University of Louvain and Scuola Europea di Alti Studi Tributari di Bologna, 2016
Master’s Degree in law, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, 2014

Dutch, English, French, Italian

Maria-Clara specialises in the field of complex and international dispute resolution. She advises and represents clients in court litigation in various fields and in different types of procedures (including cease and desist proceedings, summary proceedings, ...). Maria-Clara has broad experience in enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards, including against sovereign entities. Through her involvement in most of the class actions initiated in Belgium so far and several publications on this topic, Maria-Clara has gained extensive expertise in this field. She is also the vice president of the Dutch-speaking Brussels bar association (VPG).

Before she started working as a lawyer, Maria-Clara interned at the European Commission in the DG Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection.

Maria-Clara is a member of the Brussels Bar since 2015.
Maria-Clara has a Law degree from Universiteit Gent (Belgium, 2014).

Carrie Miller practices international trade law, advising multinational companies on regulatory compliance matters relating to U.S. export controls and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions programs. She counsels clients in a range of industries regarding export control obligations arising under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR), as well as implications of trade remedies implemented under the Trade Act of 1974 and Trade Expansion Act of 1962. She has experience supporting clients with compliance audits, internal investigations and disclosure submissions. Ms. Miller also has experience with reporting requirements under the jurisdiction of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and registration and reporting requirements under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).

Before joining BCLP, Ms. Miller spent time at various D.C.-based law firms and media companies researching regulatory compliance and other legal issues.

She graduated from William & Mary Law School, where she was Managing Editor of the William & Mary Law Review. Prior to law school, Ms. Miller served as an investigator with the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia.