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Law Firm in the Netherlands specialised in Funds

We assist with the structuring, formation, fundraising, operation and investment activities of a broad range of both listed and non-listed funds across multiple industries. With teams in all relevant jurisdictions in Europe, we advise on the most beneficial tax and legal structuring of funds, we assist with permit applications and identify potential licensing exemptions. We draft the offering documentation and we advise on the rules applicable to the marketing and offering of participations in the fund. We also have significant experience in the marketing of foreign funds in the Netherlands, including the listing of non-Dutch funds on the Amsterdam stock exchange.

Whether you are launching, operating, lending to or investing in a fund or an alternative indirect investment vehicle, you need to overcome legal hurdles which may be from a domestic and/or cross-border perspective. Our pan-European funds group advises across your key asset classes including private equity, real estate, infrastructure, hedge, venture capital, debt and exchange traded funds. Our experience and varied client base enables us to advise on the commercial as well as the legal and tax aspects.

We recognise the fast-moving regulatory climate and aim to simplify the legal minefield with our expert funds guides. These cover developments such as those affecting passporting and private placement regimes and allow you to keep pace with key market changes.

Your questions may cover the entire lifecycle of a fund: the establishment, the most favorable structure from a tax and legal perspective, the admission of investors, operational and investment activities and licence requirements. We assist you in this whole process, take care of the permit application and identify potential licensing exemptions.

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05/06/2024
CMS Expert Guide to Holding Company Regimes in Netherlands
Specific holding company regime(s) The Dutch tax system includes rules from which holding companies resident in the Netherlands can benefit. These consist of:a tax exemption for inbound dividends and...
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23/05/2024
Back to Basics briefings - New briefing added!
CMS Funds Group Back to Basics briefings intend to provide high level insights regarding funds fundamentals, funds vehicles and operational considerations New briefings are published on a regular basis, covering a specific jurisdiction or topic, and providing basic essential technical explanations.
15/05/2024
The European Commission reports on the open and targeted consultations...
BackgroundThe Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation (SFDR1) applies since March 2021 with a view to providing transparency to investors about the sustainability risks associated with their investments...
18/03/2024
After many postponements, the Council of the European Union reached an...
As part of the European Green Deal, the European Commission proposed the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (“CSDDD” or the “Directive”) on 23 February 2022, with the aim to introduce...
07/03/2024
Practical guidance on how to assess the existence of aid for risk financing...
On 26 January 2024, the Commission adopted practical guidance for Member States on assessing the existence of State aid for measures aimed at facilitating access to financing for certain busi­nesses.Risk...
04/03/2024
Popular investment vehicles in the Netherlands
Investment vehicle Fonds voor gemene rekening (FGR)Com­man­ditaire vennootschap (CV)Fiscale be­leg­gings-in­stelling (FBI) 1. Form Fonds voor gemene rekening (FGR) Contractual Commanditaire vennootschap...
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29/02/2024
Amendments to Directive 2011/61/EU on alternative investment fund managers...
On 26 February 2024, the Council of the European Union officially approved amendments to Directive 2011/61/EU on alternative investment fund managers (read more), marking a significant development in...
13/02/2024
The EU Parliament and Council reached an agreement on ESG rating
On 5 February 2024, the European Parliament (the Parliament) and the Council of the European Union (the Council) reached a provisional agreement on the EU Commission's proposal from June 2023 for a regulation...
09/02/2024
ESMA reports on impact-washing concerns around funds focused on the United...
IntroductionOn 1 February 2024, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published an article on the efficiency of funds focused on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)...
05/01/2024
Private placement rules and law in the Netherlands
1. Summary of private placement provisions for fund interests (if applicable) An AIFM whose seat is in Guernsey, Jersey, the US (provided that the US AIFs are registered with the SEC) or Hong Kong (provided...
05/01/2024
AIFM passporting in Netherlands
1. EEA AIFMs AIFMs who are authorised in their EEA home State that has implemented the AIFMD may exercise passport rights for management and marketing of AIFs to professional investors (pro­fes­sionele...
29/12/2023
UCITS passporting in the Netherlands
1. EEA UCITS Schemes  EEA Management Companies that are authorised in their home Member State to manage an EEA UCITS Scheme may exercise passporting rights for the marketing of units of an EEA UCITS...