I am Michael Molenaars
Tax specialist
Investment Management specialist

Michael Molenaars

As the head of our tax practice group, and previously a resident partner at our London and New York offices, Michael’s expertise is global.

His specialisms include domestic and international taxation with particular emphasis on M&A and private equity transactions, corporate reorganisations and investment fund structures.

Michael guides large multinational companies, financial institutions and private equity firms through every stage of technically complex issues, including contentious issues, ensuring all their needs are met.

He is also a frequent speaker on international tax issues and has co-authored several books and articles on international taxation.

Michael has a law degree from Amsterdam University and an LL.M. from New York University.

  • Languages: Dutch, English, German
  • Admitted to the Amsterdam Bar: 1992
  • Partner since: 2000

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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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22.09.2016 NL law
Tax alert: Dutch Government presents the 2017 budget

Trends - On 20 September 2016, the Dutch government presented the 2017 Budget. As part thereof legislative proposals were submitted to Dutch Parliament on the amendment of certain tax laws in the Netherlands. Below, we will summarize some of the rules which are relevant for internationally oriented corporate taxpayers, that will apply as from 1 January 2017. Please note that the summary is based on the current version of the legislative proposal which is still subject to parliamentary approval.

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12.12.2016 EU law
More than 100 countries conclude the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent BEPS

Short Reads - Last November, more than 100 countries (including the Netherlands) concluded the negotiations for the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (the "Convention").

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07.11.2016 EU law
EU Commission introduces a Common (Consolidated) Corporate Tax Base

Short Reads - Last week, the EU Commission proposed to extend the scope of the EU hybrid mismatch rules by way of an amendment to the EU Anti Tax Avoidance Directive (the "ATAD"). Under the proposed amendments to the EU hybrid mismatch rules, in contrast to the current scope, they will also apply to hybrid mismatches with third countries. Furthermore, the rules will apply to inter alia permanent establishment mismatches, dual resident mismatches and imported mismatches.  

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