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Investment Management

The investment management industry is in an unprecedented era of change. Increased globalization, increased regulation and changes to our domestic and international tax environment present complex cross-border legal and tax challenges.

Our practice covers practically all aspects of the investment management industry. The team of attorneys, tax lawyers and notaries combines corporate, tax, regulatory, finance and real estate expertise. It is one of the key practice areas of our firm.

“Benefiting from 'deep market and regulatory knowledge', Loyens & Loeff provides 'sophisticated and straightforward advice'" - Legal 500

A Multidisciplinary Approach

Our multidisciplinary fund team represents fund managers and investors in a broad range of (alternative) asset classes and from around the world. We know the ‘terms & conditions’ of the various alternative asset classes and can help you with fund and investment structures that fit your strategy, investor base and management organisation. Our solution driven approach and execution power will help you to go from term sheet to closing of your fund raising in a seamless way. Our fund team works in close collaboration with our private equity, tax, real estate and banking & finance colleagues and comprises a network of specialists around the globe.

International involvement

International fund structuring comes naturally to us due to our unique tax capacity and international client base. The strength and depth of our fund formation skills, know-how of various strategies and understanding of investors’ demands, has made us the investment management practice of choice of both long-standing and new clients. Whether it involves the initial ‘term sheet’, the formation, structuring, marketing, documentation or closing: we cover all aspects of investment fund services.

We pride ourselves in being actively involved in the Dutch Fund and Asset Management Association (DUFAS), Luxembourg Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LPEA), Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI), Invest Europe (formerly known as EVCA), the Dutch Association of Private Equity Firms (NVP), the Asian and the European Association for Investors in Non-listed Real Estate Vehicles (ANREV and INREV) and the European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA).

Our services

  • Tax and regulatory advice on the (cross-border) fund and investment structure, taking into account the investors base, the investment strategy and the organisation of the management.
  • Structuring and negotiating of fund documentation with investors, from a tax, corporate and remuneration perspective.
  • Structuring of carried interest, organisation of employee investment entities and structuring of other incentive arrangements.
  • Providing regulatory, corporate and tax advice to institutional investors like pension funds, public investment entities, mutual funds (including UCITS), hedge funds and proprietary funds sponsored by insurance companies, banks and other.
  • Assistance with financial and tax modelling.
  • Yearly tax and legal fund review, corporate house keeping, tax compliance for fund entities.
  • Drafting remuneration policy and drafting management reports.
  • Negotiations with supervisors on all corporate and employment aspects of the fund.
  • Tax structuring for international private equity and real estate clients.
Goederenhotel vastgoed arrest
News - 16 April 2021 - Netherlands

Acquisition self-storage company taxed with RETT?

Whether real estate transfer tax is due on the acquisition of shares in a private limited company (BV) with a 'self-storage' business remains unclear.
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ECJ paves the way for broader application of VAT-group
News - 16 April 2021 - Global

ECJ paves the way for broader application of VAT-group

The ‘M-GmbH’ ruling of the European Court of Justice paves the way for a broader application of the VAT group than most EU countries currently apply.
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News - 09 April 2021 - Netherlands

Acquisition of shares by fund manager subject to RETT

The acquisition of shares in a real estate company by a fund manager is taxed with real estate transfer tax.
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Legislative proposal on additional withholding tax
News - 26 March 2021 - Netherlands

Legislative proposal on additional withholding tax on dividends

The Dutch government published the legislative proposal to introduce an additional withholding tax on intragroup dividends to low-taxed jurisdictions.
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What others say about us

Chambers Europe

Strengths Clients laud the department for its commercial acumen, one highlighting its "very pragmatic and business-friendly approach." (2021)

Another cites the team's business understanding, recalling how the team "makes a real effort to understand what we need on a daily basis." (2021)

''Clients note that the lawyers are "very up to date" in their understanding of the Dutch financial services regulator, saying: "They have set up or advised many Dutch funds, so have very good overview of what are acceptable conditions for the national authorities".'' (2020)

"The team creates a 'true partnership' with their clients and 'is very approachable and has a good understanding of the practicalities of fund structuring'. Other clients say the department offers 'excellent assistance' and note that 'the lawyers are well informed and well equipped to help with AIFMD'." (2019)

Legal 500

"Excellent service and availability. Speed is key in our field and they deliver". (2020)

"Loyens & Loeff's team has, according to one client, 'an excellent level of expertise, better connections with local tax and financial markets authorities than many others' and is 'very experienced and up-to-date on international and cross-border issues'." (2019)

"Benefiting from 'deep market and regulatory knowledge', Loyens & Loeff provides 'sophisticated and straightforward advice' to managers on the establishment and ongoing operational needs associated with their alternative funds." (2019)

"Loyens & Loeff’s ‘top-level’ practice is well known for its superlative tax and multi-jurisdictional capabilities." (2018)

Would you like to know more?

This Legal500 overview of Alternative Investment Funds laws and regulations provides an overview of alternative Investment Funds laws and regulations applicable in Netherlands.

Are you up to date on the latest Alternative Investment Funds laws and regulations applicable in the Netherlands? Get up to speed by reading the Netherlands chapter of the Chambers and Partners Law and Practice Investment Funds 2021.