Our Team

Our highly skilled legal professionals are dedicated to achieving exceptional outcomes for our clients.
Zoya Gyurova

Zoya Gyurova, Partner & Attorney-at-law, has obtained her master’s degree in Law at the University of National and World Economy in Sofia (Bulgaria), her LLM degree in Commercial and Company Law at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, and her Executive MBA degree at the Amsterdam Business School (University of Amsterdam).

Zoya has over 10 years of professional experience. Her main expertise covers commercial law, corporate law, contract law, corporate governance and M&A. She has a great eye for details and very good organizational skills. Zoya is a member of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) since 2016. Zoya is the Exclusive Winner of the 2024 Client Choice Award in the Private Clients section for the Netherlands.  

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Nikita Vinogradov

Nikita Vinogradov, Partner, obtained his bachelor`s degree in International Private Law at Moscow State Institute of International Relations and an LLM degree in Business, Corporate and Maritime Law at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

He worked as legal counsel for an oil trading company and at a division of the Moscow city government.

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Christian M. Strik
Advisory Partner

Christian M. Strik is a Tax Advisor, studied Dutch Law at Nijmegen University, Tax Law at Amsterdam University, and Economics (MA) at The New School for Social Research in New York (Fulbright-fellowship). Christian started his career as assistant professor in Tax Law at Nijmegen University and as an attorney at law and tax advisor with Caron & Stevens (Baker & McKenzie). He was asked to become the tax manager of the international team with Coopers & Lybrand (PriceWaterhouseCoopers) in Amsterdam.

He is also a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), the International Fiscal Association (IFA), the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) and the American Bar Association (ABA). He was a reserve lieutenant-colonel with the legal department of the Dutch Army, specialist in emergency and marshal law.

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Heather Bray
Senior Legal Advisor

Heather Bray, Senior Legal Advisor, is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Law Society of Upper Canada. She completed an LLM in Business Law and Taxation at the University of Western Ontario. She holds an LLB from the University of New Brunswick and a BA in Justice Studies from Royal Roads University. She is a former research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany and is a PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam.

She has worked for a Canadian lawyer specializing in the filed of international dispute settlement under the NAFTA, UNICTRAL and ICSID Arbitration rules. She has published in various areas of law including the history of public international law, international investment law, and international human rights law.

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Milka Arnaoudova
Junior Legal Advisor
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Ronald Pfoster
Financial Controller

Ronald Pfoster, Financial Controller, studied Accounting and Business Administration at the Sittard School of Business. He worked as a bookkeeper as well as a financial controller, and as such has more than thirty years of relevant experience.

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Duy Nguyen
Tax Advisor

Duy Nguyen is practicing international tax law since 2007. Duy is a specialist in international VAT matters. Before joining Strik in 2019 Duy worked at Deloitte, PwC, EY and the Dutch Tax Authorities. Duy has experience in all kinds of tax law matters including litigation, set-up of international business models, tax rulings, ERP-systems implementations and general tax management. Duy is a subject matter expert in the field of e-commerce, digital economy, technology and telecommunications. Further, Duy has hard-nosed experience in the consumer products and retail sector regards their European and their e-commerce operations. Also Duy has extended experience in the cross border energy trading business, advising for more than 10 years energy traders with global operations.

Duy is client centric and practical taking into the equation the business and organizational drivers of the client. Duy graduated from the Tilburg University in 2007 (Master Taxation; Bachelor Taxation; Propaedeutic diploma Economics). Duy also finished his post-doc tax law education at the Dutch Order of Tax Advisers (NOB) in 2010.

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Angelique Engel

Angelique Engel, Bookkeeper, completed her Bachelor in Business economics at the Haagse Hoge School. Soon after she obtained an additional certificate as Trust Officer. She worked for fourteen years as a Financial account manager at Trust office firms such as ATC Corporate Services, The United Trust Company and ITPS Netherlands. She also worked 2 years as a financial controller at New Skool Media. Moreover she has experience as assistant accountant, debt collection and customer service.

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Philipe van den Bogaert
Tax Advisor and Bookkeeper

Philipe A. van den Bogaert, Tax Advisor and Bookkeeper, studied SPD and thereafter Tax Advising at the College for Tax Advisors, of which he is a member. He worked as a bookkeeper and salary administrator for an administrative office and an insurance company.

Thereafter, Philipe worked on a freelance basis as a bookkeeper and tax advisor for several (small) companies. Philipe has more than fifteen years of relevant experience.

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Sylvia Eijking

Sylvia Eijking, Bookkeeper, has obtained the practice diploma in Bookkeeping and thereafter she studied Business Administration (with an emphasis on tax law). Moreover, Sylvia has obtained several certificates for studies and courses in the field of administration, accountancy, communication and ICT.

She has worked for several governmental departments and for companies at the financial department. Sylvia has more than thirty years of experience in financial administration.

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Vera Solokhina
Compliance Officer
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Marja J. Cligge

Marja J. Cligge, Secretary, studied at the Schoevers Institute in Amsterdam. Marja worked at the administration department of the Kas-Associatie N.V. (Kasbank) for ten years.

Furthermore, she worked as an administration clerk for several commercial fashion companies. Marja has more than thirty years of relevant experience.

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Ana-Lutghart Ciontea-Tincu
Office manager
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