Michael Molenaars

I am Michael Molenaars
Tax specialist
Investment Management specialist

Michael Molenaars

As the 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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18.06.2019 NL law
Initial guidance from the Dutch State Secretary of Finance on the "Danish Cases" relating to beneficial ownership

Short Reads - On 26 February 2019 the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") ruled in various cases regarding the interpretation and non-application of the Parent-Subsidiary Directive ("PSD") and Interest and Royalties Directive ("IRD") in the context of tax avoidance and beneficial ownership (the so-called "Danish Cases").

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25.04.2019 NL law
Tax Alert - Further guidance on revised Dutch tax ruling practice

Short Reads - On 23 April 2019 the Dutch State Secretary of Finance has published a draft decree (the "Decree") and further guidance on the revised Dutch tax ruling practice for tax rulings with an international character ("international tax rulings"), expected to become effective as from 1 July 2019.

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05.06.2019 NL law
Tax controversy in the Netherlands - 2019

Articles - In the Netherlands, tax controversies can arise in various ways. Tax disputes may arise as a result of a tax audit initiated by the Dutch Tax Authorities (DTA), or questions raised by the DTA (for example, after having reviewed a tax return filed by a taxpayer or as a result of a sample by the DTA). It may also occur that the DTA take notice of a transaction in the press, or receive information from foreign tax authorities, which also may result in a tax audit by, or questions from, the DTA.

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22.02.2019 NL law
Dutch chapter to Chambers Global Practice Guides Corporate Tax 2019

Articles - Stibbe contributes Dutch chapter to Chambers Global Practice Guides Corporate Tax 2019. This chapter was written by Michael Molenaars, Jeroen Smits, Reinout de Boer and Rogier van der Struijk. Besides providing you with an outline of Dutch corporate income taxation, the chapter pays attention to the impact of BEPS on the Dutch corporate income tax landscape.

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17.05.2019 NL law
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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05.02.2019 NL law
Transitional rules announced for certain Dutch tax acts in case of no deal Brexit

Short Reads - On 4 February 2019, the Dutch State Secretary of Finance sent a letter to the Dutch Parliament announcing transitional rules for Dutch taxes (other than customs legislation) if there will not be a Brexit withdrawal agreement (i.e. a no deal Brexit). The letter includes an outline of the transitional rules.

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