Maarten de Bruin

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Banking and Finance specialist
Tax specialist

Maarten de Bruin

Delivering tailored solutions to every case, Maarten advises domestic and international clients on the finance and tax aspects of commercial transactions with a clear understanding of their commercial goals. He is primarily focused on the industrial and real estate sector.

Maarten has a master’s in law from Tilburg University (1989) and an LL.M. in tax from New York University (1996).

Furthermore, Maarten spent several years between 1993 and 1999, at our New York office and in 1996 spent 6 months as foreign associate at Cravath Swaine and Moore. 

He is a member of the American Bar Association, Section: Taxation, the International Fiscal Association and a member of “Tax Review” (New York).  

  • Languages: Dutch, English, German, French
  • Admitted to the Amsterdam Bar: 1989
  • Partner since: 1997

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08.07.2020 NL law
COVID-19 update and Guidelines published on the Dutch implementation of DAC6

Short Reads - The EU Mandatory Disclosure Directive (“DAC6”), introducing a reporting requirement for intermediaries and/or taxpayers of certain cross-border arrangements that are perceived to be aggressive, is effective as of 1 July in the Netherlands. By his letter of 26 June 2020, the Dutch State Secretary of Finance granted deferral of the Dutch reporting deadlines until 1 January 2021.

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05.06.2020 EU law
Introduction of dividend withholding tax in relation to low tax jurisdictions as per 2024 and update Dutch double tax treaty policy

Short Reads - This Tax Alert will address two Dutch international tax policy proposals as included in letters that the Dutch State Secretary of Finance recently sent to the Dutch parliament on 29 May 2020. We note that the proposals are still subject to parliamentary discussion and that at this moment in time, no legal text is available.

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21.05.2020 NL law
Stibbe 'Netherlands Tax Firm of the Year'.

Inside Stibbe - The International Tax Review has chosen our Amsterdam Tax team as 'Netherlands Tax Firm of the Year'. This is Stibbe's fourth recognition in recent years, after receiving this distinguished title in 2015, 2017 and 2019.

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18.06.2020 NL law
Wetsvoorstel opheffing verpandingsverboden: (mogelijke) impact op de financieringspraktijk

Short Reads - Het op 2 juni 2020 bij de Tweede Kamer ingediende wetsvoorstel opheffing verpandingsverboden (het “Wetsvoorstel”) beoogt de bestaande praktijk van het contractueel overeenkomen van verboden of beperkingen van de overdracht of verpanding van geldvorderingen op naam, voor zover die verkregen zijn in de uitoefening van beroep of bedrijf, op te heffen. Na inwerkingtreding van het Wetsvoorstel zullen dergelijke bedingen nietig zijn. In dit bericht een weergave van de (mogelijke) impact op de financieringspraktijk.

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20.05.2020 NL law
Perpetual securities not considered equity for Dutch corporate income tax purposes

Short Reads - In a decision of Friday 15 May 2020, the Dutch Supreme Court confirmed that fixed-to-floating rate perpetual equity securities (“perpetual securities”) should not be considered a “participation loan” (deelnemerschapslening) for Dutch tax purposes. Under Dutch tax law, characterization of a debt instrument as a “participation loan” implies that such instrument is deemed equity for Dutch corporate income tax purposes. Characterization of the perpetual securities as a participation loan would have meant that the interest would have been regarded non-deductible dividend.

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