HVG Law and EY team up with Block­chain Neth­er­lands Found­a­tion

As of 1 september 2022


HVG Law and EY  joined the Block­chain Neth­er­lands Found­a­tion (BCNL) part­ner net­work as of 1 Septem­ber. BCNL is a non-profit organ­iz­a­tion that con­nects block­chain, crypto and web3 start-ups and scale-ups in the Neth­er­lands with each oth­er, with the busi­ness com­munity and inter­na­tion­ally.

EY is one of the glob­al lead­ers in enter­prise block­chain and provide expert­ise in strategy, trans­form­a­tion, digit­al trust, com­pli­ance, tax and fin­ance. Through HVG Law’s stra­tegic alli­ance with EY Tax in the Neth­er­lands, it is also pos­sible to bring leg­al know­ledge and expert­ise in the field of enter­prise block­chain into this col­lab­or­a­tion.


Dennis Post, part­ner Tax at EY: “EY but also HVG Law now has sev­er­al years of exper­i­ence in assist­ing com­pan­ies in this sec­tor with vari­ous com­plex issues. I am sure that this part­ner­ship will deliv­er a lot of added value for all parties involved.’


Michel Bernsen, part­ner Tech­no­logy Risk at EY: ‘I am very pleased to con­trib­ute to the devel­op­ment of the block­chain eco­sys­tem in the Neth­er­lands through this part­ner­ship. I look for­ward to the dia­logue with block­chain entre­pren­eurs and buy­ers to increase trust in the tech­no­logy.’


Gijs van de Wouw, attorney/partner at HVG Law: ‘HVG Law is con­vinced that by com­bin­ing the know­ledge and years of exper­i­ence in advising parties in the field of block­chain tech­no­logy, the part­ner­ship will be of great value to all parties.’


BCNL dir­ect­ors Rudolf van Ee and Jan Scheele about the form­al­ized col­lab­or­a­tion: “BCNL, EY and HVG Law strengthen their cooper­a­tion through a form­al part­ner­ship. The added value for the BCNL com­munity is that EY and HVG Law are lead­ers in a num­ber of rel­ev­ant areas for our Web3 eco­sys­tem. Partly due to this Web3 focus and spe­cial­iz­a­tion of both EY and HVG Law, the BCNL eco­sys­tem can enjoy a lot of rel­ev­ant know­ledge and exper­i­ence and work togeth­er with its experts, to fur­ther expand and devel­op the eco­sys­tem.”


From left to right – front row: Frank Put­man (EY), Gijs van de Wouw (HVG Law), Rudolf van Ee (BCNL), Kees Schone­baum (EY) and Michel Bernsen (EY). From left to right – back row: Marc Wel­ters (EY), Jan Scheele (BCNL) and Dennis Post (EY).


More about Block­chain Neth­er­lands Found­a­tion
The BCNL Found­a­tion is the largest and old­est eco­sys­tem of entre­pren­eurs, star­tups and scale-ups in the Bene­lux. With more than 80 affil­i­ated star­tups, dozens of part­ners and thou­sands of Web3 pro­fes­sion­als, the com­munity works closely togeth­er to inform every­one who is inter­ested in this in the Neth­er­lands, from teach­ers to entre­pren­eurs and com­pan­ies to investors, about the pos­sib­il­it­ies of web3; block­chain, crypto, NFTs and everything that falls under this decent­ral­ized umbrella of devel­op­ments. Through (inter­na­tion­al) events, col­lab­or­a­tions, edu­ca­tion, lob­by­ing, rep­res­ent­a­tion and show­cases, the non-profit found­a­tion BCNL is a strong col­lect­ive of innov­at­ive experts.


For more inform­a­tion vis­it the web­site of  BCNL: https://bcnl.foundation