I am Emile Bongers
Corporate and M&A specialist
Tax specialist

Emile Bongers

With experience of practicing law in our Amsterdam, New York, London and Dubai offices, Emile’s expertise is truly global. He is now a Counsel in our Dubai office, where only Dutch law is practised. 

In Dubai, Emile is co-heading our Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) practice. For many years he has dealt with complex international & domestic corporate and tax matters. In these areas, he focuses on mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions, sovereign wealth funds, corporate reorganisations, structured finance transactions, joint ventures and other multiple shareholder structures.

Emile holds a master’s from Leiden University. He has also authored various articles on international taxation and is a regular speaker on international tax subjects.

Emile is a board member of the Dubai/GCC branch of the International Fiscal Association.

  • Languages: Dutch, English
  • Admitted to the Amsterdam Bar: 1998

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20.09.2017 NL law
Tax alert: Budget Day 2017

Short Reads - On 19 September it was budget day (Prinsjesdag) in the Netherlands on which the Dutch government announced several bills containing tax law proposals. In this Tax Alert we will provide you with a summary of the main proposals relevant for international businesses. Most attention will be given to the proposal regarding changes to the Dutch dividend withholding tax rules for holding cooperatives and BVs/NVs.

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20.07.2017 NL law
Tax Alert: Consultation document on implementation of ATAD released by Dutch government

Short Reads - The Dutch government has released a consultation document ("the Document") containing a draft bill of law and explanatory memorandum on the EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive ("ATAD"; see also our Tax Alert of 23 June 2016 and our Tax Alert of 1 March 2017). The Document precedes the release of the formal bill anticipated in the first quarter of 2018, that should enter into forces per 1 January 2019.

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01.03.2017 EU law
Ecofin agrees to extend the scope of the EU hybrid mismatch rules

Short Reads - Last week, Ecofin reached political agreement on an amendment to the EU Anti Tax Avoidance Directive ("ATAD"; see our Tax Alert of 23 June 2016 for further background) to provide for minimum standards for hybrid mismatches ("ATAD 2"). ATAD 2 extends the territorial scope of the EU hybrid mismatch rules to hybrid mismatches with third countries. In addition, it provides for a broader scope of hybrid mismatches, as the rules will also apply to inter alia permanent establishment ("PE") mismatches, imported mismatches, reverse hybrid mismatches and dual resident mismatches.

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23.05.2017 NL law
Proposed changes to Dutch dividend withholding tax rules for holding cooperatives and BVs/NVs released

Short Reads - On 16 May 2017, the Dutch Secretary of Finance released a draft legislative proposal regarding changes to the Dutch dividend withholding tax ("DWT") rules for holding cooperatives and BVs/NVs (the "Proposal").

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22.12.2016 NL law
Tax alert: Dutch State Secretary of Finance clarifies proposed Dutch dividend withholding tax rules for holding cooperatives

Short Reads - On 16 December 2016, the Dutch State Secretary of Finance sent a letter to Dutch Parliament which provides further details on the proposed changes to the Dutch dividend withholding tax ("DWT") regime for holding cooperatives pursuant to which distributions are expected to become subject to 15% DWT as from 1 January 2018 (the "16 December Letter").

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