Marco represents many Dutch, Luxembourg and UK AIFMs and other asset managers in the structuring of their funds and carried interest arrangements. Moreover, he provides tax expertise on a variety of investment management transactions including spin-outs, co-investments and continuation funds. Marco also frequently represents management teams at portfolio level for the structuring of their incentive plans.

Marco is lecturing annually at the Erasmus University Rotterdam - EFS Post-Master, topic 'Private Equity and Management Participation', and is a frequent speaker on this topic, for instance on behalf of the Dutch Venture Capital Association (NVP) in its courses organized for asset managers

Sectors & Markets
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Memberships

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Marco is the representative for the Netherlands in the Tax Committee of Invest Europe, and acted as Chair of this committee in 2019 and 2020.
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Marco also actively contributes to the tax committee of the Dutch Venture Capital Association (NVP)
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Marco is a member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) and the International Bar Association (IBA)
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Qualifications

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Tax law, University of Leiden, 1987
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Publications

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Ondernemingsrecht (Financieel Recht) 2020-16 (17 nov 2020)/152: "Private equity en fiscaliteit: over sweet equity, lucratieve belangen en loondiscussies"
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Special Beleggingsinstellingen 2021 dubbelnr. 1/2 – Tijdschrift voor Financieel Recht (co-author)
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‘Beleggingsinstelling’ van de Financieel Juridische Reeks (fiscaal hoofdstuk) - maart 2021 (co-author)

What others say

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"He is well known in the market."
Chambers & Partners - Europe (2023)
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"He is easy to reach, knowledgeable and really zooms in on topics with us."
Chambers & Partners - Europe (2023)
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"He gives high-quality yet practical advice - he's one of the best in his profession and a real pleasure to work with."
Chambers & Partners - Europe (2023)
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"Marco is really good - top tier for the tax aspects of fund work."
Chambers & Partners - Europe (2023)
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Marco de Lignie named "Practice head" in Tax
Legal 500 - EMEA (2023)
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Marco de Lignie is recognised as Notable Practitioner
ITR - World Tax (2024)
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‘Marco de Lignie, Vilmar Feenstra, Robert Veenhoven and others at Loyens & Loeff always find interesting angles in the latest fund developments. They combine their thorough knowledge of complicated and sometimes niche information, with very clear presentation skills. Because of this, complex issues become easy to understand.’
Legal 500 - EMEA (2023)
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Marco de Lignie is recognised as Recommended in Private Funds - Formation
Who's Who Legal - (2023)
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Marco de Lignie named "Key lawyer" in Investment Funds
Legal 500 - EMEA (2023)
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Marco de Lignie named "Leading individual" in Tax
Legal 500 - EMEA (2023)
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Marco de Lignie is Band 1 ranked for Investment Funds
Chambers & Partners - Europe (2023)
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"We are very satisfied with Marco's service level and know-how."
Chambers & Partners - Europe (2023)
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Marco de Lignie named "Leading individual" in Investment Funds
Legal 500 - EMEA (2023)
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Marco de Lignie is Band 1 ranked for Investment Funds
Chambers & Partners - Europe (2022)
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"Marco de Lignie, who leads the team, has expertise in the domestic and international tax aspects of fund formation and management participation, as well as private equity buyout deals and venture capital transactions.''
Legal 500 - EMEA (2022)
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Marco de Lignie leads the firm's investment funds team and is highly respected for his tax-related work in this area, including advising on the tax aspects of fund formations.
Chambers & Partners - Europe (2022)
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He is particularly noted for his work on the tax elements of fundraising and fund formation.
Chambers & Partners - Europe (2022)
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Marco de Lignie named "Notable Practitioner"
ITR - World Tax (2023)
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Marco de Lignie named "EG Tax Leading Advisor"
ITR - World Tax (2022)
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Marco de Lignie

Partner - Tax Adviser

marco.de.lignie@loyensloeff.com

Amsterdam

Dutch, English

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Marco de Lignie, tax adviser, focuses on tax aspects of fund formation and management participation.

Marco represents many Dutch, Luxembourg and UK AIFMs and other asset managers in the structuring of their funds and carried interest arrangements. Moreover, he provides tax expertise on a variety of investment management transactions including spin-outs, co-investments and continuation funds. Marco also frequently represents management teams at portfolio level for the structuring of their incentive plans.

Marco is lecturing annually at the Erasmus University Rotterdam - EFS Post-Master, topic 'Private Equity and Management Participation', and is a frequent speaker on this topic, for instance on behalf of the Dutch Venture Capital Association (NVP) in its courses organized for asset managers