Bas heads up the Simmons Gainsford Real Estate Tax Team. He has extensive expertise both in structuring real estate and infrastructure funds and associated management vehicles in a direct tax, personal tax and VAT efficient manner. Bas also deals with transactions involving acquisitions and disposals of real estate for a wide variety of clients. His experience includes being an International Real Estate and Funds Tax Partner at PwC and as lead tax advisor for a number of international and UK investors and asset managers.
Bas has performed a number of roles during his career. He originally trained with EY in audit before moving into tax. Discovering a love for training whilst at EY he became a tutor at BPP Professional Education where he taught tax, economics, management accounting and case study papers to ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA, and CIOT students. He subsequently spent 6 years at KPMG where he undertook M&A tax work, established the corporate recovery advisory tax practice before joining the real estate team. He was then approached by PwC to join their International real estate and funds group where he was a partner from 2008 to 2012.