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Ryan Hires Dr. Robert F. van Brederode to Lead Expansion of Value-Added Tax Consulting and Recovery Practice

Press Release Jul 14, 2010

Dallas, Texas -- Ryan, the leading tax services firm in North America, with the largest transaction tax practice in the United States and Canada, today announced that Dr. Robert F. van Brederode has joined the Firm’s leadership team as Principal to lead the international expansion and continued high-velocity growth of the Firm’s Value-Added Tax (VAT) consulting and recovery practice. VAT has become the dominant transaction tax throughout the world, applied in more than 140 countries, and will continue to drive significant growth and opportunity for the Firm.

Dr. Robert F. van Brederode will support Ryan’s premier portfolio of global clients, helping them meet the complex challenges of international business with an innovative suite of VAT advisory, consulting, and recovery services. He will be based in the Firm’s Atlanta, Georgia office. Prior to joining Ryan, Dr. van Brederode was the Founder and Managing Partner of an international VAT consulting firm. He has also served as a partner with a national accounting firm, in charge of its Netherlands VAT and Customs practice. He has more than 25 years experience advising U.S. companies on all VAT and Customs aspects of their global operations, practicing on both sides of the Atlantic. Dr. van Brederode has a distinguished academic career, earning a Doctorate of Law degree from the University of Amsterdam and a Master in Civil Law degree from Utrecht University. He is a well published author of books and scholarly articles, and is currently affiliated with New York University, School of Law as an Adjunct Professor of Law in the Graduate Tax Program.

“As a result of globalization, the frequency and complexity of VAT issues have increased significantly for companies operating internationally,” said Dr. van Brederode. “I look forward to helping Ryan’s premier global clients improve efficiency and profitability through VAT advisory and consulting services, while driving the Firm’s continued growth and international market share.”

“The addition of a seasoned tax professional like Dr. Robert van Brederode to lead the expansion of our VAT consulting and recovery practice represents another milestone in our Firm’s international growth strategy,” said G. Brint Ryan, CEO and Managing Principal of Ryan. “His impeccable credentials and depth of experience will provide incredible value for our expanding portfolio of premier global clients.”

About Ryan

Ryan, an award-winning global tax services and software provider, is the largest Firm in the world dedicated exclusively to business taxes. With global headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides an integrated suite of federal, state, local, and international tax services on a multijurisdictional basis, including tax recovery, consulting, advocacy, compliance, and technology services. Ryan is an 11-time recipient of the International Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA) for its commitment to world-class client service. Empowered by the dynamic myRyan work environment, which is widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan’s multidisciplinary team of more than 4,800 professionals and associates serves over 30,000 clients in more than 80 countries, including many of the world’s most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at


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