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Etienne Cox

Counsel
Belastingadviseur

CMS
Atrium - Parnassusweg 737
1077 DG Amsterdam
PO Box 94700
1090 GS Amsterdam
Netherlands
Languages Dutch, English, German

Etienne has specialised in the tax issues related to real estate and financial transactions. He advises real estate developers and investors on the fiscal optimization of real estate deals, construction projects and conversions. He focusses on VAT and Real Estate Transfer Tax, as well as the tax implications to the transfer of shares in real estate entities.

Etienne further assists several financial institutions and online retailers on matters including securitizations and factoring, stock and debt financing, and consumer credit.

In his daily practice Etienne has regular discussions with the Dutch Tax Authorities and he closely collaborates with his tax colleagues in other CMS Member Firms.

Etienne frequently publishes articles in professional journals and gives lectures on VAT and real estate taxation.

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Education

  • Tax law, Tilburg University
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Memberships

  • Dutch Association of Tax Advisors
  • Lecturer Grotius Academy - Real Estate (postgraduate)
  • Lecturer Amsterdam School of Real Estate (postgraduate)
  • Editor and author for Sdu's journal Vastgoed Fiscaal & Civiel (on tax and legal issues regarding real estate)
  • Columnist PropertyNL
  • Dutch Real Estate Circle in Amsterdam
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23 June 2020
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In­sight: Us­ing VAT as a tool to fight cli­mate change?
03/01/2020
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03/06/2019
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11/07/2017
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10/12/2015
ECJ: the man­age­ment of real es­tate in­vest­ment funds is VAT ex­empt
22/05/2015
Is the man­age­ment of real es­tate in­vest­ment funds VAT ex­empt?
15/09/2014
CMS ad­vises FD on its ac­quis­i­tion of En­ergeia
04/07/2014
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19/07/2013
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05/07/2013
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16/04/2013
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