Jacob Willemsen, Founder & President, TABS INC. Jacob has a MS degree in International Economics from the University of Amsterdam. After working for the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York until 2001, Jacob started his own consulting company in New York that evolved into TABS in 2010. As founder of TABS, Jacob has since then assisted more than 350 European companies with financial and administrative matters for their transatlantic start-up in the U.S.
Carl van der Zandt is a partner of the law firm Wuersch & Gering LLP, a boutique New York law firm focusing on in-bound investments and venture capital. Mr. van der Zandt’s diverse practice includes U.S. and international corporate and commercial law, intellectual property, and business litigation. Mr. Van der Zandt focuses on trans-Atlantic transactions and investments. Having served more than 300 European companies with business interest in the U.S., Mr. Van der Zandt’s extensive and unique international and U.S. experience is highly valued among clients, from start-ups to publicly listed companies.
Mr. van der Zandt has experience in a wide variety of industries including insurance, industrial manufacturing, luxury and consumer goods, retail, e-commerce, software, and Internet-based services. He often acts as outside general counsel to U.S. affiliates of foreign enterprises, advising management on corporate governance and all legal matters arising from their business operations, including supply chain related and intercompany contracts, commercial contracts and e-commerce transactions, employment law, intellectual property, privacy, and U.S. and international litigation.
Mr. van der Zandt publishes frequently on U.S. legal topics for foreign entrepreneurs and is a recognized speaker and lecturer both in Europe and the U.S. on international transactions, supply chain related legal matters, and intellectual property law. Mr. Van der Zandt is an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law in New York City.