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

Who's Who Legal Awards 2018

Belgium Law Firm of the Year

Clients feel that the firm offers "the right expertise and the right quality," as well as providing "pragmatic and down-to-earth recommendations."

Chambers Europe 2018, Tax chapter
Chambers Award 2018

Belgium Law Firm of the Year

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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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Stibbe wins Netherlands Tax Firm of the Year Award for the third time

Inside Stibbe - During the annual European Tax Awards organised by the International Tax Review, Stibbe was once again recognised with the ‘Netherlands Tax Firm of the Year Award’. This completes a hat-trick of Stibbe wins in this category, after also bringing home the Award in 2015 and 2017.

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