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 reflected in many international voluntary standards as well as in an increasing number of European regulations to mobilise financing for sustainable growth.
Over the past years, international attention for sustainability and responsible business has increased. As a result, environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics have gained a prominent position
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). It is highly recommended that taxpayers assess the possible impact of the proposal and consider opportunities for strengthening their local footprint and/or restructuring.
In a Decree of 8 July 2022 the State Secretary of Finance withdraws the approval for the application of the exemption method for board member and supervisory board member fees.
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 political goals. This could affect both digital and non-digital companies.
On 27 May 2022, the Task Force on the Digital Economy from the OECD published two public consultation documents on a Tax Certainty Framework and Tax Certainty for Issues Related to Amount A of Pillar
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.