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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'."

News & insights

Strings of code

Publications: 26 NOVEMBER 2021

Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) publishes draft regulations for network data security management

On 14 November 2021, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) published a consultation draft of the Regulations on Network Data Security Management (Network Data Security Regulations) for public…

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A wind farm against a blue sky

News: 24 NOVEMBER 2021

Allen & Overy advises Bridgepoint in financing its investment in ACT

Allen & Overy has advised private equity investor Bridgepoint in financing its investment in ACT, valuing the world’s leading provider of market-based sustainability solutions at over USD1 billion.

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A gas extraction plant

Publications: 19 NOVEMBER 2021

President Biden directs U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate oil and gas markets

On Wednesday, in a letter to U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan, U.S. President Joe Biden urged the FTC to investigate potential anticompetitive conduct in the oil and gas industry.

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Investigations Insight Ariel view Hong Kong

Blog Post: 18 NOVEMBER 2021

Top tips to prevent and handle cyber incidents in Hong Kong

The past decade has seen a huge increase in the incidence of cyber crimes in Hong Kong.  

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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

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