Remco Smorenburg

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

The Netherlands
T:+31 20 462 9416
The Netherlands
T:+31 20 462 9416
Remco Smorenburg

Remco Smorenburg


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Remco Smorenburg is a tax lawyer (advocaat) and is head of the tax practice in Amsterdam. He has over 17 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 international group (re)structuring, domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A), private equity transactions (PE fund formation), public private partnerships (PPP), debt restructuring and other finance structures including debt capital markets (DCM) and tax-based asset finance structures (shipping/aviation).

Remco is recommended in Legal 500 with clients praising the "down to earth approach" of the practice and its industry knowledge (2016) and Remco is ranked in World Tax of Internal Tax Review (2016).

Remco has published a range of international articles and publications. He is the country correspondent for the Netherlands for Tax Notes International (TNI) and author of the Dutch section "Tax Aspects of International Acquistions" of Practical Law for Companies (PLC). Remco graduated in Civil Law at the University of Utrecht (1996), Tax Law at the University of Amsterdam (1998) and post-graduate EU Tax Law at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam (2000).

Professional experience

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  • Advocaat, qualified in the Netherlands
  • Orde van Advocaten: Remco Smorenburg heeft in het rechtsgebiedenregister van de Nederlandse orde van advocaten de volgende rechtsgebieden geregistreerd: Belastingrecht
  • CAE inc - Acted for CAE on the Dutch tax aspects of its acquisition of Lockheed Martin Commercial Flight Training (LMCFT).
  • Ballast-Nedam - Advised Dutch construction company Ballast-Nedam on the tax structuring of the sale of a 75% stake in the Zaanstad Penitentiary Institution PPP Project to Infrared Capital.
  • Insurance companies - Advised multiple insurance companies on Dutch tax aspects of warranty & indemnity insurance coverage for a range of M&A transactions.
  • ICTSI – Advising listed Philippines container terminal operator on tax structuring and DCM transactions (MTN program) via Dutch group entities.
  • Energizer inc - Advised Energizer on the Dutch tax aspects of its group restructuring.
  • LyondellBasell - Advised LYB on the Dutch and international tax aspect of its Global Employee Reward Program.
  • Siberia Airlines PJSC - Advised Siberia Airlines on the structuring of part of its non-Russia operations.
  • Northern Trust - Advised NT on the establishment of a Dutch mutual fund (FGR) structure.
  • Remco Smorenburg leads the practice at Norton Rose Fulbright, with support from Geert-Jan van Rijthoven and senior associate Floortje Nagelkerke. The team’s clients include Lyxor Asset Management, Northern Trust and Société Générale; it assists Morgan Stanley with negotiating its investment management agreements.
    Legal 500 EMEA 2016
  • Norton Rose Fulbright's Dutch tax team attracts praise for its ‘practical and down-to-earth approach’
    Legal 500, 2016
  • Remco Smorenburg is recommended for Tax
    Legal 500 EMEA 2016
  • Remco Smorenburg advised ICTSI on a $350m tender offer for outstanding perpetual bonds. Other clients include ABN Amro and BNP Paribas.
    Legal 500 EMEA 2016
  • Dutch Association of Tax Advisors (NOB)
  • Dutch Bar Association (NOvA)
  • Dutch Association of Tax Litigators (NvAB)