Michael Molenaars

I am Michael Molenaars
Tax specialist
Investment Management specialist

Michael Molenaars

In addition to his responsibilities as board member, Michael is head of our tax practice group, and previously a resident partner at our London and New York offices, Michael’s expertise is global.

His specialisms include domestic and international taxation with particular emphasis on M&A and private equity transactions, corporate reorganisations and investment fund structures.

Michael guides large multinational companies, financial institutions and private equity firms through every stage of technically complex issues, including contentious issues, ensuring all their needs are met.

He is also a frequent speaker on international tax issues and has co-authored several books and articles on international taxation.

Michael has a law degree from Amsterdam University and an LL.M. from New York University.

  • Languages: Dutch, English, German
  • Admitted to the Amsterdam Bar: 1992
  • Partner since: 2000

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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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27.09.2019 NL law
Tax Alert: EU General Court rules on two cases regarding State aid in relation to tax rulings

Short Reads - On 24 September 2019, the General Court of the European Union ("Court") ruled on the joined cases T-760/15 and T-636/16 (Starbucks) and the joined cases T-755/15 and T-759/15 (Fiat Chrysler). Both cases are complex and contain novel considerations. In this Tax Alert we provide you with a first summary of both cases and some preliminary observations.

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10.12.2019 NL law
David Orobio de Castro, Michael Molenaars and Job van Hooff new board Stibbe in Amsterdam

Inside Stibbe - As of 1 January 2020, David Orobio de Castro, Michael Molenaars and Job van Hooff will form the new board of Stibbe in Amsterdam. David Orobio de Castro has been on the board of Stibbe since 2016 and succeeds Derk Lemstra as managing partner. After a period of six years on the board, Derk will once again fully focus on advising clients in the field of corporate law.

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18.09.2019 NL law
Tax Alert: The Netherlands' Budget Day 2019: the impact of the Dutch 2020 Tax Package on international businesses

Short Reads - On Tuesday 17 September 2019 (Prinsjesdag) the Dutch Ministry of Finance published the 2020 Tax Package (Belastingpakket) including the 2020 Tax Plan (Belastingplan), i.e. a set of legislative proposals amending the national tax laws for the upcoming years. Some of the proposals may be of great relevance to international businesses.

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27.09.2019 NL law
Stibbe is attending the IBA's annual conference in Seoul

Conference - The annual conference of the International Bar Association (IBA) is currently taking place in Seoul. There are fourteen partners from Stibbe attending the event. Several of them have speaking slots on a wide range of legal topics and will take part in various panel discussions.

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12.07.2019 NL law
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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