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News - 12 Jan 2022

EU Tax Alert 192

The new edition of the EU Tax Alert is available. With this publication we would like to keep you informed of the latest developments on EU tax law. We have summarised the highlights of this edition below.

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Group of tax advisers starts their own company Huygens Quantitative Tax Consulting B.V.
Press release - 12 Jan 2022

Group of tax advisers starts their own company Huygens Quantitative Tax Consulting B.V.

Amsterdam, 12 January 2022 – Tax advisers Mark van Casteren, Rutger Hafkenscheid, Stephan Kraan and Quirijn Knab leave Loyens & Loeff to start their own company. The group will focus on providing quantitative tax advice, including the drafting and development of models for quantitative transfer pricing analysis, under the name Huygens Quantitative Tax Consulting B.V.

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News - 10 Jan 2022

Public EU Country-by-Country reporting: All you need to know in 5 simple questions

It is expected that certain large multinationals will need to comply with public EU Country-by-Country (CbC) reporting rules by mid-2024. In a new video, our tax experts Maurice van Klaveren and Daniël van der Vliet highlight what this means for your organisation.

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Sale of controling interest in Hunter Douglas N.V. to 3G Capital
Deal - 07 Jan 2022

Sale of controlling interest in Hunter Douglas N.V. to 3G Capital

Loyens & Loeff is proud to have assisted the Sonnenberg family as tax counsel in the sale of a controlling interest in Hunter Douglas N.V. to 3G Capital, where we also provided certain corporate (notarial) assistance. The Sonnenberg Family will continue to hold a 25% interest in Hunter Douglas. The transaction is based on a value of €175 per ordinary share, implying an enterprise value of $7.1 billion.

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News - 04 Jan 2022

Additional exemption requirements for provisions related to the Dutch Working Conditions Act

Additional exemption requirements for provisions related to the Dutch Working Conditions Act, with a specific reference to article 44 As per 1 January 2022, the Dutch Wage Tax Implementing Regulation contains a reference to article 44 of the Working Conditions Act. As a result working conditions provisions (‘Arbo provisions’) are exempt only to the extent that the costs are directly related to obligations of the employer under the Dutch Working Conditions Act.

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Deal - 29 Dec 2021

Loyens & Loeff advised ABN AMRO and Rabobank on financing of ABN HQ

We have assisted ABN AMRO Bank N.V. acting as mandated lead arranger and underwriter and Cooperatieve Rabobank U.A. acting as underwriter on the successful closing of their senior financing of up to EUR 500.5 mln of Victory Advisors Limited’s acquisition and (re)development of the ABN HQ located at the South Axis in Amsterdam.

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Deal - 29 Dec 2021

Loyens & Loeff N.V. assisted HighBrook Investors

Loyens & Loeff N.V. assisted HighBrook Investors on three external financings obtained for several funds managed by HighBrook Investors.

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Brexit Blog 13: Recognition and enforcement of UK judgments in the Netherlands: the Dutch government gives some guidance
News - 28 Dec 2021

Brexit Blog 13: Recognition and enforcement of UK judgments in the Netherlands: the Dutch government gives some guidance

On 13 December 2021 the Dutch government answered parliamentary questions concerning the recognition and enforcement of post-Brexit UK judgments in the Netherlands (the Answers). Whilst some Dutch practitioners, legal scholars and at least one particular court argued that parties could revert to the ‘old’ 1967 Convention on the reciprocal recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil matters between the UK and the Netherlands (the 1967 Convention), the Dutch government takes the position that the 1967 Convention no longer applies. How then are post-Brexit UK judgments recognized and enforced in the Netherlands?

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News - 23 Dec 2021

European Commission publishes far-reaching legislative tax proposals

On 22 December 2021, the European Commission released several legislative proposals that will impact corporate taxpayers. The proposals build upon the international negotiations on the misuse of shell entities, Pillar Two, and reform plan of the Energy Taxation Directive.

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News - 23 Dec 2021

Quoted: Implementation of the European Whistleblowers Directive in Dutch Law

The Whistleblowers Authority Act (Wet Huis voor Klokkenluiders) has been in effect in the Netherlands since 1 July 2016. Under this legislation, those employers with no less than 50 employees, must have an internal procedure to allow any suspected misconduct to be reported.

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International Tax Flash: OECD's Pillar Two model rules
News - 21 Dec 2021

OECD publishes Pillar Two model rules on IIR and UTPR

On 20 December 2021, the OECD released its Pillar Two model rules, also referred to as the “Anti Global Base Erosion” or “GloBE” rules, for participant jurisdictions to implement most of the Pillar Two rules. These rules seek enforcing a minimum 15% effective tax rate on profits earned by large multinational enterprises in each jurisdiction where they realise profits. The entry into force is targeted for 2023.

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Summit Partners sells Viroclinics-DDL to Cerba Healthcare
Deal - 20 Dec 2021

Summit Partners sells Viroclinics-DDL to Cerba Healthcare

Loyens & Loeff assisted Summit Partners with the proposed sale of Viroclinics-DDL, a company which offers a broad range of virology related services in the field of non-clinical and clinical trials, clinical diagnostics, assay development and clinical trial logistics to Cerba Healthcare, a leading global player in the field of medical diagnosis

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