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. He also acts as counsel in tax matters to the Dutch Venture Capital Association (NVP), and is a frequent speaker at seminars on private equity funds and management participation. Marco is a member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) and the International Bar Associations (IBA).

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Tax law, University of Leiden, 1987

What others say

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"Marco de Lignie has been in the lead for a long time and is always up-to-date and willing to share his experience and knowledge. He has often noticed issues to work on before we knew of them. He brings in experts from tax areas, legal and regulatory when needed and is the driver behind better cooperation between European and local committees that work on better tax legislation in Europe and the Netherlands. Just a great person to work together with."
Legal 500 (2021)
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"Marco de Lignie moves up in the rankings following a formidable work portfolio. He leads the investment funds team and is highly respected for his tax-related work in this area."
Chambers Europe (2021)
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"The "extremely experienced" Marco de Lignie is revered by clients as a "highly pragmatic and intelligent lawyer" who "gets to simple solutions in complex situations." He advises on the tax aspects of fund formation and fundraising mandates."
Chambers Europe (2020)
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"Marco de Lignie frequently acts for Dutch banks on the tax aspects of divestments and other corporate transactions. Clients highlight his experience and expertise in the field of tax law."
Chambers Europe (2020)
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“Marco de Lignie is praised for his technical expertise in private equity matters. He also has a wealth of experience acting on fund formation mandates. One source describes him as a 'very bright lawyer', while another highlights that 'his intellectual and technical capabilities are very strong'. He regularly acts for international clients on the tax aspects of fund formation in the Netherlands. Commentators report that he is 'very well recognised from a tax perspective', and he is particularly renowned as a 'leader in the private equity tax market'."
Chambers Europe (2019)
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"The 'outstanding' Marco de Lignie specialises in the tax aspects of fund formation, particularly within the private equity sector. He advised Mentha Capital on the formation of Mentha Capital Fund V. Clients enthuse: 'He is one of the best in the Netherlands because he's always on top of the latest information'.“
Chambers Europe (2018)
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"Able to advise his clients in the best way."
Chambers & Partners Europe (2022)
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