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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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 The legislative proposal to abolish Dutch dividend withholding tax was withdrawn, however, the discussions on the potential conflict with EU law remained.

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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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