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Prinsjesdag Tax 15102021
News - 15 Oct 2021

Second bill of amendment to the Tax Plan 2022: increase headline corporate income tax rate and tightening of the earnings stripping rules

On 15 October 2021, a second bill of amendment to the Tax Plan 2022 was released. This new bill includes (i) the tightening of the earnings stripping rules by decreasing the maximum percentage of deductible interest from 30% to 20% and (ii) the increase of the headline corporate income tax rate from 25% to 25.8%. Both changes have been announced earlier and will, if adopted, apply as of 1 January 2022.

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News - 13 Oct 2021

Dutch Senate adopts legislative proposal on a more balanced men-women ratio

On 28 September 2021, a legislative proposal to improve the men-women ratio in (supervisory) boards (the Legislative Proposal) was adopted by the Dutch Senate. This makes the introduction of the so-called ingrowth quota (ingroeiquotum) and a target scheme (streefcijferregeling) a certainty. Below, we provide a brief description of both measures. Subsequently, we discuss the relationship between the measures and (European) legislation on equal treatment.

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News - 12 Oct 2021

Loyens & Loeff advises on restructuring of Steinhoff International Holdings N.V.

Loyens & Loeff has been acting as Dutch counsel to an ad hoc group of financial creditors of the Steinhoff group following accounting irregularities coming to light at the end of 2017. The financial creditors have since been providing essential support to the Steinhoff group in their efforts to achieve a resolution of the various difficulties facing the group.

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News - 11 Oct 2021

Agreement on Pillar One and Pillar Two global tax reform

On 8 October 2021, 136 out of 140 members of the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework officially agreed on certain key parameters to reallocate some taxing rights to market jurisdictions (“Pillar One”) and introduce a global minimum effective taxation (“Pillar Two”).

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2021 Prinsjesdag tax 8-10-2021 ENGELS
News - 08 Oct 2021

Proposed amendment to the Tax Plan 2022 published

On 5 October 2021, the Dutch Ministry of Finance submitted a bill of amendment to parliament containing (i) a reparation of a Dutch Supreme Court case regarding utilisation of ring-fenced holding losses within a Dutch tax consolidated group and (ii) two specific changes to the Withholding Tax Act 2021 (WTA 2021).

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Financial Regulatory News Updates
News - 07 Oct 2021

Financial Regulatory News Updates - September 2021

An overview in which our Banking and Finance Practice Group highlights EU, Dutch, Belgian, Luxembourg and Swiss law updates relevant for the financial regulatory sector which may be of interest to you.

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News - 30 Sep 2021

Intersolar Europe 2021

We are back again in Munich on 6 October 2021 on the occasion of Intersolar Europe 2021. We therefore invite you with pleasure to our annual networking event.

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itr-2022
News - 29 Sep 2021

Top rankings for Loyens & Loeff in the International Tax Review 2022

The International Tax Review (ITR) has published its 2022 rankings. Thank you to our clients and peers who enabled us to be ranked again in Top Tier categories in the World Tax and World Transfer Pricing guides in Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland and The Netherlands.

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Prinsjesdag 2021 Indirect Tax - Vatgoed - ENG
News - 24 Sep 2021

Political agreement to amend the 2022 Tax Plan: increase headline rate corporate income tax and tightening of the earnings stripping rules

On 21 September 2021, the Dutch Ministry of Finance submitted the 2022 Dutch Budget to parliament, including the Tax Plan 2022. During the following political debates, the coalition parties have reached an agreement resulting into an amendment package to the 2022 Dutch Budget.

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Deal - 23 Sep 2021

Listing and distribution of Universal Music Group

Loyens & Loeff advised Vivendi on the listing and distribution of Universal Music Group N.V. (UMG). The shares in UMG started trading on Euronext Amsterdam on 21 September, following which Vivendi distributed 60% of the shares in UMG to its shareholders on 23 September.

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Financial Regulatory News Updates
News - 23 Sep 2021

Financial Regulatory News Updates - July/August 2021

An overview in which our Banking and Finance Practice Group highlights EU, Dutch, Belgian, Luxembourg and Swiss law updates relevant for the financial regulatory sector which may be of interest to you.

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OptiGroup AB acquires Koemans Verpakkingen B.V
Deal - 23 Sep 2021

OptiGroup AB acquires Koemans Verpakkingen B.V

Koemans Verpakkingen B.V. is a Netherlands-based packaging specialist offering a wide range of packaging products and services. The company has developed very successfully as a family business, and will continue to be led by Frank Koemans as managing director, together with his brother John Koemans. The company will become part of OptiGroup’s Packaging business area and will continue to operate under its current brand.

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