Remco Smorenburg


Remco Smorenburg


T:+31 20 462 9416

F:+31 20 46 29 333

Remco Smorenburg is a tax lawyer (advocaat) based in Amsterdam. He has over 15 years of experience in international corporate taxation, with a particular interest in the energy/infrastructure and transport sectors.

Remco’s experience includes advising on the tax aspects of (cross-border) mergers and acquisitions of public and private companies, (post completion) group restructurings, private equity transactions (fund formation), debt restructuring and acquisition and other finance structures including tax-based asset finance structures. His clients include both Dutch and non-Dutch (listed) corporates and financial institutions.

Remco is a regular contributor to conferences and has published a range of international articles and publications. In the Amsterdam office, Remco works in an integrated team of banking and corporate lawyers. He graduated in Tax at the University of Amsterdam, Civil Law at the University of Utrecht and EU Tax Law at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam.

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  • Admissions
    Advocaat, qualified in the Netherlands
  • Selected client work
    • ING - Advised on (the financing of) numerous FPSOs, several of which have been chartered via the Netherlands to amongst  others Petrobras and Repsol for deployment in Brasil.
    • Chartis / AIG – Advised on Dutch tax aspects of innovative insurance products.
    • BP - Advised on the sale of BP Gas Nederland BV, BP's liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) distribution business in the Netherlands, to DCC plc.
    • Rusnano JSC – Advised Russian state owned investment fund Rusnano on its acquisition of a stake in Dutch based nano-technolgy company Mapper Lithography.
    • Sonangol EP - Advising Angola State owned oil&gas company Sonangol EP on their Dutch J-V entity through which Sonangol participates in Galp Energia (Portugal).
    • ICTSI – Advising listed Philippines container terminal operator on tax structuring and DCM transactions (MTN program) via Dutch entities.
    • Societe Generale – Advised SG Paris on several financing matters involving Dutch entities, investors or funds.
    • Denham Capital Management - Acting for Denham, the US energy and commodities private equity firm, on its partnership with Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (Spain).
    • KazMunaiGaz - Advised JSC National Company KazMunaiGaz, on Dutch joint venture vehicle with CNPC and the acquisition by the joint venture company JSC Mangistaumunaigas.
  • Rankings and recognitions
    • Understands the way clients work. The advice given is clear and thorough, and very much solution-oriented.”
      Legal 500 EMEA, 2012
    • Innovative solutions, extensive knowledge and responsiveness.”
      Chambers Europe, 2011
    • Remco is ‘very knowledgeable on tax law and governance issues’ and ‘really up to date on regulatory matters’.”
      Legal 500 EMEA, 2011
  • Memberships and activities
    • Amsterdam Bar Association
    • Dutch Association for Tax Advisors