Emile Bongers

I am Emile Bongers
Corporate and M&A specialist
Tax specialist

Emile Bongers

With experience of practicing law in our Amsterdam, New York, London and Dubai offices, Emile’s expertise is truly global. He is now a Counsel in our Dubai office, where only Dutch law is practised. 

In Dubai, Emile is co-heading our Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) practice. For many years he has dealt with complex international & domestic corporate and tax matters. In these areas, he focuses on mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions, sovereign wealth funds, corporate reorganisations, structured finance transactions, joint ventures and other multiple shareholder structures.

Emile holds a master’s from Leiden University. He has also authored various articles on international taxation and is a regular speaker on international tax subjects.

  • Languages: Dutch, English
  • Admitted to the Amsterdam Bar: 1998

Experience

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19.03.2020 NL law
Additional Dutch tax measures to provide relief for economic impact corona crisis

Short Reads - Further to the measures already announced on 12 March 2020, the Dutch government earlier this week announced additional extraordinary measures (both tax and non-tax related) to mitigate the economic impact of the corona crisis. Below we will summarize some of these temporary measures.

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03.02.2020 NL law
CJEU decision on a refund of Dutch dividend withholding tax for foreign investment funds

Short Reads - Dutch dividend withholding tax has been a hot topic the last few years. In 2018 there were discussions on whether the Dutch dividend withholding tax should be abolished or not. One of the arguments to abolish related to the potential risk of the Dutch dividend withholding tax being contrary to EU law. The legislative proposal to abolish Dutch dividend withholding tax was withdrawn, however, the discussions on the potential conflict with EU law remained.

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29.01.2020 NL law
Staatsfondsen uit de Golfregio gehinderd in een snel veranderende fiscale wereld

Articles - Emile Bongers schreef een artikel waarin hij een aantal fiscale aspecten beschrijft waar staatsfondsen in de praktijk tegenaan lopen bij transacties en investeringen in Nederland. In zijn artikel beperkt hij zich tot staatsfondsen gevestigd in de Golfregio, namelijk Bahrein, Koeweit, Oman, Qatar, Saoedi-Arabië en de Verenigde Arabische Emiraten (de VAE). Dergelijke fondsen investeren jaarlijks, meestal op vertrouwelijke wijze, substantiële bedragen in de Nederlandse economie variërend van infrastructuur- en vastgoedprojecten tot (duurzame) energieprojecten.

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14.01.2020 NL law
Dutch Supreme Court ruling on Dutch substantial interest rules

Short Reads - On 10 January 2020, the Dutch Supreme Court ruled on an important case whereby a dividend distribution by a Dutch holding company to its Luxembourg corporate shareholder was subject to Dutch corporate income tax based on the Dutch substantial interest rules1. The taxpayer was in this case not successful in relying on either the EU Parent – Subsidiary Directive (the “PSD”) or the argument that such taxation was an infringement of EU law. In this Tax Alert we provide you with a summary of the case and some preliminary observations.

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