International business has been characterised by a large volume of transactions in recent years. The current economic conditions mean a decline in this trend – albeit a temporary one given the operation of market laws. Companies are now focusing mainly on restructurings and the associated financing. The tax specialists at NautaDutilh have profound knowledge and wide experience of various forms of finance. Our clients can count on a rapid response, an innovative business approach and an outstanding reputation.
NautaDutilh’s taxation team comprises law professionals with a dual focus, providing on the one hand transaction advice and support and on the other hand comprehensive taxation support – including VAT, customs and excise – for our long-term clients. We also offer tax litigation and compliance services. We are thus able to provide a full spectrum of services for our clients.
Our team supports multinationals and provides expert advice on international tax planning. We are often involved in M&As, securitisations and CDOs, IPOs, financing, PPP projects, the formation and structuring of investment funds (ranging from private equity and hedge funds to retail investment funds or asset pooling), providing advice on the use of derivatives and conducting restructuring operations.
Just a little different. That is our key characteristic. We have a reputation for speed of service, clear-cut advice and proficient handling of documentation, such as opinions and contracts. NautaDutilh has an extensive taxation practice underpinned by specialist knowhow and broad expertise. We are particularly strong in transactions and have dominated the securitisations, mergers and acquisitions market for many years. Our advisers also support clients with an innovative approach geared to the latest legal developments and financial and other market conditions. For example, our team structured the first and only special-purpose acquisition company in the Netherlands.
We advise a wide range of clients, including many financial institutions, insurers, pension funds and international companies. Our team works closely with various legal disciplines within NautaDutilh, such as the Corporate and Banking & Finance groups. That enables our clients to benefit from pragmatic and fully integrated taxation solutions. With our international network and good relationships with other leading firms abroad, we are also ideally placed to provide advice worldwide.
Our clients include Eurand, Sonae, InterGen, Kardan, Mittal Steel, AES, SNS Reaal, ABN AMRO Bank N.V., Apollo, Bank of America, the Blackstone Group, TPG, BNG, Citibank, ING Bank, Fleet Bank, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley and Rabobank. Companies such as Air France, ArcelorMittal, Hexion, Eureko, NIBC and Tokyo Mitsubishi International plc also make use of our taxation expertise.
- NautaDutilh is assisting BNP Paribas in a securitisation transaction involving the placing of Hertz group debt in an SPV. The transaction is unique in terms of size and innovative in its structure, making it the first of its kind in the Netherlands.
- NautaDutilh has assisted ING in structuring a transaction involving the creation of ECB-compliant debt instruments; the underlying securities are mortgage loans granted by NN and RVS.
- NautaDutilh has assisted SNS Reaal in the acquisition of the Dutch and Belgian units of Zwitserleven, including those trading under the names of Swiss Life Asset Management (Nederland) and Swiss Life Belgium. This acquisition has led to an almost fourfold increase in SNS Reaal’s pension business and made it the second-largest life assurer in the Netherlands, with a market share of almost 16%.