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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21.05.2020 NL law
Stibbe 'Netherlands Tax Firm of the Year'.

Inside Stibbe - The International Tax Review has chosen our Amsterdam Tax team as 'Netherlands Tax Firm of the Year'. This is Stibbe's fourth recognition in recent years, after receiving this distinguished title in 2015, 2017 and 2019.

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18.04.2020 EU law
Report of advisory committee on taxation of multinationals in the Netherlands

Short Reads - On 5 June 2019, the Dutch Lower House of Parliament adopted a motion that called on the Government to initiate and set up a committee of experts (‘the Committee’) with the purpose to investigate measures that would make the taxation of profits of multinationals fairer, while the Netherlands would remain attractive for Dutch head offices. Last Wednesday (15 April 2020), the Dutch State Secretary of Finance sent the report of the Committee to the Dutch Lower House of Parliament.

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20.05.2020 NL law
Perpetual securities not considered equity for Dutch corporate income tax purposes

Short Reads - In a decision of Friday 15 May 2020, the Dutch Supreme Court confirmed that fixed-to-floating rate perpetual equity securities (“perpetual securities”) should not be considered a “participation loan” (deelnemerschapslening) for Dutch tax purposes. Under Dutch tax law, characterization of a debt instrument as a “participation loan” implies that such instrument is deemed equity for Dutch corporate income tax purposes. Characterization of the perpetual securities as a participation loan would have meant that the interest would have been regarded non-deductible dividend.

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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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