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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10.10.2017 EU law
Tax Alert: How Stibbe can assist with VAT actions to be taken before 1 January 2018

Short Reads - The much awaited Value Added Tax (VAT) system will be introduced in the UAE as from 1 January 2018. Although not each and every detail is known yet (also as e.g. in the UAE the Implementing Regulations have not been published yet), it is expected that VAT will be levied in the UAE and Saudi Arabia as from 1 January 2018, while the other GCC members should follow shortly thereafter (in any event before 1 January 2019). For prior coverage please click here for the link to our VAT alert of 10 May 2016.

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20.07.2017 NL law
Tax Alert: Consultation document on implementation of ATAD released by Dutch government

Short Reads - The Dutch government has released a consultation document ("the Document") containing a draft bill of law and explanatory memorandum on the EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive ("ATAD"; see also our Tax Alert of 23 June 2016 and our Tax Alert of 1 March 2017). The Document precedes the release of the formal bill anticipated in the first quarter of 2018, that should enter into forces per 1 January 2019.

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20.09.2017 NL law
Tax alert: Budget Day 2017

Short Reads - On 19 September it was budget day (Prinsjesdag) in the Netherlands on which the Dutch government announced several bills containing tax law proposals. In this Tax Alert we will provide you with a summary of the main proposals relevant for international businesses. Most attention will be given to the proposal regarding changes to the Dutch dividend withholding tax rules for holding cooperatives and BVs/NVs.

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18.07.2017 NL law
Fiscale ontwikkelingen

Short Reads - In deze Update een drietal relevante fiscale ontwikkelingen: i) de consultatie van het Voorontwerp Wet inhoudingsplicht houdstercoöperatie en uitbreiding inhoudingsvrijstelling; ii) de uitbreiding van Richtlijn 2016/1164/EU ter bestrijding van belastingontwijkingspraktijken met hybridemismatches met derde landen; en iii) de ondertekening van het multilateraal instrument door meer dan 60 staten.

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