Tax

Our tax practice covers a wide range of domestic and international tax matters, focusing on advisory, transactional and complex litigation work across the Benelux market.

We work closely with colleagues from other practice areas to bring integrated solutions, technical and commercial expertise, and peace of mind to complex domestic and international tax issues. Our cross-curricular knowledge, innovative solutions and alertness to our clients’ needs are key assets of our team.

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Stibbe advises Insight

Stibbe advises Insight Venture Partners on the acquisition of a minority stake in DataSnipper. Insight Venture Partners is a New York private equity fund that invests in high-growth technology and software companies.

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Stibbe advises Insight / Recorded Future

Stibbe advises Recorded Future, a portfolio company of Insight Venture Partners, on the acquisition of Hatching.

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Stibbe advises Firmenich on merger with DSM

Stibbe advises Firmenich, the world’s largest privately-owned fragrance and taste company, on its merger with Royal DSM, to establish the leading creation and innovation partner in nutrition, beauty and well-being (DSM-Firmenich).

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Stibbe advises FL Entertainment

Stibbe advises FL Entertainment on its business combination with Pegasus Entrepreneurial Acquisition Company Europe B.V., a SPAC listed on Euronext Amsterdam.

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Services

Our expertise includes corporate taxation, real estate taxation, taxation of investment funds, incentives, transfer pricing, public sector taxation, tax controversy, and VAT and other indirect taxes.

We have particular experience in advising on the tax aspects of both public and private M&A transactions, buy-outs, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, private equity transactions, capital market transactions, finance structures, financial products, securitisations, project finance, real estate transactions, and public-private partnerships (PPPs).

In addition, we have significant expertise in EU law and the interpretation and application of international tax treaties and advance clearance from tax authorities in major transactions and cross border investments on key aspects, including withholding taxes and specific tax incentives for IP.

Our tax controversy practice has a strong track record in negotiating settlements with tax authorities, in handling complex cases before tax courts and in representing and advising clients in domestic and international litigation and arbitration on tax related disputes in transactions (including M&A) and under investment protection agreements.

We pride ourselves on staying on top of relevant legislative and market developments in a rapidly and profoundly changing domestic and international tax environment. We contribute to our profession and public discussion on new tax legislation as members of boards and committees of the Bar and Tax Bar Associations in our jurisdictions. Members of our team are active as researchers and professors or assistant professors at the tax departments of the universities of Leiden, Leuven and Brussels (ULB).

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Recognition & Awards

Netherlands Tax Firm of the Year

International Tax Review 2021

"The practice is very in-depth and knowledgeable. They are digging everywhere they need to."

The Legal 500
2022
Tax

"Dedicated with passion. Very knowledgeable and flexible. Good mix of various sub areas of taxation."

The Legal 500
2022
Tax

"It is a very knowledgeable, efficient and pragmatic team. They have strong knowledge of international tax matters and their team is always available to advise appropriately."

The Legal 500
2022
Tax

"A great team to work with. They are passionate and knowledgeable and they take client service very seriously and are always ready to go the extra mile."

The Legal 500
2022
Tax

Clients emphasise that the team is "great from a technical perspective" and has "great communication."

Chambers Europe
2021
Tax

"We receive highly-responsive assistance from the Stibbe tax team that is well integrated between its Netherlands and US offices as well as between tax and other transactional teams."

The Legal 500
2021
Tax

"Besides the fact that they are great professionals with cutting-edge competences, they are also very accessible, always available and they display a proactive approach."

The Legal 500
2021
Tax

"The team is very client-focused and demonstrates great professional skills in every project we have worked on together. Communication is very smooth and practical and the client service approach is hands-on and efficient."

The Legal 500
2021
Tax