Tax

We are Stibbe Tax specialists

Collaboration is key to our approach. Not only do we work closely with other practice groups, but also with tax teams around the world – sharing expertise to achieve the best results for our clients.

Tax

Across the Benelux, our full-service tax groups provide pragmatic and effective advice on some of the most challenging, high-profile cases.

We have a strong litigation team, handling all types of cases from administrative appeals to contentious tax procedures before the lower and appellate courts, Belgium’s Supreme Court (Hof van Cassatie/Cour de cassation) and the Netherlands Supreme Court (Hoge Raad), and for Belgium, the Constitutional Court.

An essential part of our approach is to collaborate with colleagues from other practice areas to provide coordinated tax advice. When combined with the wealth of international experience present in every office, we provide a truly integrated global tax capability.

On the menu to the right you will find a list of the tax specialisms we provide our clients. Within these areas we advise on many domestic and international matters such as mergers and acquisitions, private equity, finance structures, capital markets, securitisations, EU law and tax treaties, public private partnerships, project finance, restructurings and real estate.

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Experience

Market recognition

Chambers Award 2018

Belgium Law Firm of the Year

"This is a truly international tax team. It is responsive and straight to the point"

Chambers Europe 2016, Tax chapter
Who's Who Legal Awards 2018

Belgium Law Firm of the Year

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Tax Alert: Legislative proposal on Dutch implementation of ATAD 2 (anti-hybrid rules)

Short Reads - On 2 July 2019, the Dutch State Secretary of Finance has published a legislative proposal to implement the EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive 2 ("ATAD 2") into Dutch domestic legislation (the "Bill"). ATAD 2 provides for minimum standards to neutralize hybrid mismatches and was adopted on 29 May 2017 (see also our Tax Alert of 1 March 2017). ATAD 2 should be implemented by all EU member states into domestic law no later than 31 December 2019.

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21.06.2019 NL law
Tax Alert: Consultation Document new Dutch Tax group regime released

Short Reads - On 22 February 2018 the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") ruled that the effective non-application of the Dutch anti-base erosion rules in domestic corporate income tax fiscal unity situations breaches the principle of freedom of establishment (see our tax alert of 22 February 2018). On 24 April 2019, an urgent legislative proposal with retroactive effect from 1 January 2018 was adopted (the "Urgent Legislative Proposal"). The Urgent Legislative Proposal includes several repair measures that aim to mitigate budgetary damage.

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18.06.2019 NL law
Initial guidance from the Dutch State Secretary of Finance on the "Danish Cases" relating to beneficial ownership

Short Reads - On 26 February 2019 the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") ruled in various cases regarding the interpretation and non-application of the Parent-Subsidiary Directive ("PSD") and Interest and Royalties Directive ("IRD") in the context of tax avoidance and beneficial ownership (the so-called "Danish Cases").

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Speaking slot: De fiscus komt op bezoek. Wat nu?

Speaking slot - Op 29 augustus gaven vennoot Henk Verstraete en medewerkster Elien Van Malder een presentatie aan de advocaten van de Nederlandstalige balie van Brussel over de (grenzen van de) fiscale controles. Daarbij werden de onderzoeksbevoegdheden van de fiscus geanalyseerd in het licht van recente arresten van het Grondwettelijk Hof, het Europees Hof voor de Rechten van de Mens en het Hof van Justitie.

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Tax Alert: Dutch implementation of the EU Directive on Tax Dispute Resolution

Short Reads - On 9 July 2019, the Senate approved the bill on tax arbitration which implements the EU Directive on tax dispute resolution mechanisms in the European Union ("EU Directive on Tax Dispute Resolution") into Dutch national legislation. The bill will be published in the Dutch Gazette as soon as possible, after which the law will take effect as from the following day.

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