Banking & Finance
The banking environment is constantly evolving. Financing solutions are multiplying, and legal implications related to financial products are becoming more complex. Due to the ever changing economic, political, environmental and regulatory worlds, financial markets will continue to challenge us in the years ahead.
We keep track of the developments and help you to navigate the increasingly complex debt and financial markets. We also go a step further - guiding you in identifying opportunities and innovative ways to access the funding most suitable for you, whilst also managing risk. It is our job to stay ahead of these changes for you, allowing you to stay focused on your core business.
ESG & Sustainable Investment
Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important factor in the decisions of investors, companies, consumers, shareholders and policy- and lawmakers. The broadly supported awareness for the Environmental Social and Governance (‘ESG’) objectives is
Countering greenwashing is important for all market participants. This is true for issuers, for investors, but also for banks arranging an issuance.
Substance & Tax Law
In recent years tax authorities have placed more emphasis on combatting the use of abusive and aggressive tax structures by companies operating across borders, to ensure fair taxation.
The European Commission recently issued a new proposal (ATAD 3)
Recently, the European Parliament (EP) almost unanimously adopted an opinion suggesting changes to the draft anti-shell Directive (ATAD3).
Digital Economy Tax
Politically it is clear that both the EU and other jurisdictions wants to levy more tax from ‘digital companies’. Technically, the current international tax framework does not facilitate this. Fundamental changes seem to be required to achieve the po
On 28 February 2023, the ECJ delivered its judgement in the case Fenix International Limited (C-695/20). The ECJ ruled that article 9a of the VAT Implementing Regulation is lawful.
Expertise in new and developing areas
We invest in expertise in new and developing areas of law and combine our transactional skills with regulatory expertise in the different sectors such as Energy, Infrastructure, Real Estate, Automotive, Aviation and Healthcare. Our varied client portfolio includes national and international financial institutions, investment funds and firms, insurance companies, financial advisers, pension funds and corporates.
We offer a one-stop shop in relation to all transactional, regulatory and tax aspects of our clients’ questions and can combine extensive experience in all our home markets. This integrated approach provides them with the best possible solutions. We can therefore also assist you with integrated advice on EU legislation, providing you with more than just a local perspective.