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John Brouwer

Of Counsel


Brouwer John
John Brouwer

Of Counsel


John specialises in tax planning for multinational business operations with an emphasis on tax structured finance, financial products, securitisations, mergers & acquisitions and corporate restructurings. He advises on all tax aspects of financing transactions including asset-backed and whole business securitisations, loan financing, project financing, CDOs and repackagings.

John has also provided tax advice for a number of PFIs and public-private partnerships. He has extensive experience with setting up employee option plans, share plans and other forms of incentive plans such as management participation plans in private equity transactions. John worked for a number of years in New York, advising US multinationals with respect to organising their European business operations in a tax efficient manner, including contract manufacturing activities, commissionaire structures and European finance and IP companies. As a result of his broad experience, John is able to coordinate various legal activities and to assure the proper translation of specific tax requirements into legal documentation.

The 2011 edition of Chambers Europe ranks John a Band 3 lawyer and describes him as follows: "John Brouwer is a 'highly skilled and knowledgeable practitioner,' say clients'."

The 2011 edition of Legal 500 describes him as follows: "John Brouwer is 'extremely knowledgeable', and is 'always coming up with new solutions, and clearly documents all steps taken'."



Apollolaan 15
1077 AB Amsterdam

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Admitted as advocaat, Netherlands, 1999

Exempt european lawyer, England and Wales, 2004


Degree, Civil Law & Tax Law, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, 1988

LLM, Taxation, New York University School Of Law, 1990

Pro bono

  • Listed in the register of legal practice areas of the Dutch Bar Association for Belastingrecht (Tax Law)

Published work

  • Joint Ventures in the Netherlands', part of the Practising Law Institute's, 14-volume Course Handbook
  • 'Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances
  • Listed in the register of legal practice areas of the Dutch Bar Association for Belastingrecht