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.

Emile is a board member of the Dubai/GCC branch of the International Fiscal Association.

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

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27.11.2018 NL law
Tax Alert: State Secretary of Finance announces main features of the revised Dutch tax ruling practice

Short Reads - In his letter of 22 November 2018 (the “Letter”), the Dutch State Secretary of Finance outlines the revised Dutch ruling practice for tax rulings with an international character (“international tax rulings”), aimed to become effective as from 1 July 2019.

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16.11.2018 NL law
Tax Alert: Adoption 2019 Tax Plan and ATAD 1 proposal by the Dutch Lower House of Parliament

Short Reads - Further to the several tax proposals released by the Dutch government on Budget Day last September (the 'Proposals' –  see also our Tax Alerts of 20 September 2018 and 16 October 2018), on 15 November 2018 the Lower House of Parliament has adopted the 2019 Tax Plan and the proposed implementation of the Anti-tax Avoidance Directive ('ATAD 1') per 1 January 2019. In this Tax Alert we will provide you with a short update in respect of the Proposals.

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03.07.2018 NL law
Abolishment of tax deductibility of coupon payments on AT-1 capital instruments announced per 1 January 2019

Short Reads - On Friday 29 June 2018, the Dutch government made public its intention to abolish article 29a Dutch corporate income tax act ('DCITA'), per 1 January 2019. As a result of the abolishment of this provision, coupon payments on so-called additional-tier 1 ('AT-1') capital instruments made by banks and insurance companies will no longer be tax deductible. The amendment of the DCITA, which is aimed to be included in the tax package for 2019, will apply to coupon payments made after 1 January 2019, irrespective whether it concerns new or already existing AT-1 instruments.  

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16.10.2018 NL law
Tax Alert: No abolition of Dutch dividend withholding tax

Short Reads - Further to the several tax proposals released by the Dutch government on Budget Day last month (see our Tax Alert of 20 September 2018), on 15 October the Dutch State Secretary of Finance sent a letter to the Dutch parliament containing a reconsideration of certain tax law proposals (the 'Letter').

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11.06.2018 NL law
Legislative proposal on changes to the Dutch CIT fiscal unity made public

Short Reads - On 22 February 2018 the European Court of Justice ('ECJ') decided on two cases (C-398/16 and C-399/16), which are relevant for purposes of the 'per-element-approach' concerning the Dutch corporate income tax ('CIT') fiscal unity regime. To mitigate the (negative financial) impact of the decisions of the ECJ, the Dutch State Secretary announced last year that new legislation (with retroactive effect to 25 October 2017) will be introduced to amend the CIT fiscal unity regime.

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