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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

Who's Who Legal Awards 2018

Belgium Law Firm of the Year

Interviewees praise the "good team of experts which is flexible and accessible," highlighting its "cross-curricular knowledge and ability to think alongside the customer."

Chambers Europe 2019, Tax chapter
Chambers Award 2018

Netherlands Law Firm of the Year

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Short Reads - On 14 June 2021, the Dutch State Secretary of Finance sent a letter to the Dutch Parliament setting out his view on (i) the political agreement reached by the G7 countries on global tax reform and (ii) the next meeting of the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS (“Inclusive Framework”) in which a similar agreement should be reached within a wider group of countries.

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Stibbe Tax webinar on Hybrid Entities

Short Reads - During our tax webinar on 15 April we discussed certain tax aspects of so-called hybrid entities. Part of this webinar were below videos which zoom in on (i) hybrid mismatches in relation to the ambiguous definition of ‘acting together’ as included in the Dutch conditional withholding tax on interest and royalty payments and referred to by the imported mismatch rule (ATAD2) (clip 1), and (ii) the proposed reverse hybrid mismatch rule (clip 2). 

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Short Reads - This Tax Alert addresses certain recent developments concerning procedural tax law in the Netherlands. We will discuss some interesting developments with regard to the (revised) Dutch tax ruling practice as per 1 July 2019 and the Tax Ruling Annual Report 2020. We will also discuss recent developments in case law regarding the abuse of law concept (fraus legis), and the possibilities to issue a fine to a taxpayer. Finally, we will also make some comments with regard to DAC6.

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Stibbe Tax Webinar on Dutch classification rules – update on Dutch FGR’s

Short Reads - On 1 July 2021, the Dutch state secretary of Finance issued a letter in which he indicated that the proposed amendments to the Dutch fund for joint account will no longer be part of the legislative proposal on the Dutch classification rules. In this blog we zoom in on the draft bill to amend the Dutch classification rules for certain domestic and foreign legal entities and more specifically the potential impact on real estate funds.

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Short Reads - On 1 January 2021, the Act on confirmation of private restructuring plans (Wet homologatie onderhands akkoord, also known as the “WHOA”, hereinafter: the “Dutch Scheme”) came into effect. We discussed several aspects of the Dutch Scheme in our previous blogs. In order to come to a successful scheme, it is important to consider tax aspects at an early stage of the restructuring process. This blog highlights the most important Dutch tax aspects of the Dutch Scheme.

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