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Reinier van de Steenoven is a business-focused tax lawyer who has vast experience in providing practical tax advice to clients ranging from listed multinational corporations to high-net-worth individuals. He counsels his clients in a wide range of corporate transactions, with a particular focus on real estate. Reinier has experience with many different aspects of international taxation, including planning of complex cross-border tax structures, VAT and transfer tax optimization, application of tax treaties and tax litigation. He also writes articles for the Dutch Documentation for Tax Law relating to international tax issues.


  • Real estate (corporate income tax, VAT, transfer tax)
  • International corporate tax planning
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • International group reorganizations
  • International tax planning for high net worth individuals



  • Representing a pan-European property development company in international tax planning and day-to-day tax matters.
  • Representing various Dutch and international real estate investment corporations in their (cross-border) tax planning and corporate structuring.
  • Representing a Tel Aviv listed company in its investments in the Dutch real estate market including the issueing of mortgage backed bonds.
  • Representing a Netherlands-based listed real estate company in corporate taxation and international tax planning.
  • Representing a Netherlands-based listed multinational commodity trader in global tax planning and day to day tax matters..
  • Representing a multinational logistics company headquartered in Germany in all Dutch tax matters, including corporate income tax, VAT and wage taxes.
  • Representing a Netherlands based shipping company in international tax planning, shipowner investment structures, implementation of tax incentives and tax litigation.
  • Represented various other multinational corporations in international tax planning, including financing structures, company migration, international restructuring and reorganizations.
  • Representing high-net-worth individuals in estate planning and setting up investment structures.
  • Advising high-net-worth families on a wide range of topics including wealth preservation, governance and succession issues.
  • Mergers and Acquisitions, IPO’s and Reorganizations
  • Represented numerous corporations in mergers, acquisitions, IPO's, reorganizations and de-mergers, both national and international.

  • Represented numerous corporations in mergers, acquisitions, IPO's, reorganizations and de-mergers, both national and international.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Legal 500 EMEA Guide, Tax, 2023
  • Listed, The Legal 500 Netherlands, Tax, 2019 and 2022
  • Member, Dutch Tax Advisors Bar Association (Nederlandse Orde van Belastingadviseurs)
  • Member, Dutch American Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, American Bar Association


  • LL.M., Tax Law, University of Leiden, Faculty of Law, 1978
  • Postgraduate Tax Business Course, Nyenrode University, The Netherlands
  • The Netherlands
˘ Admitted to the Dutch Association of Tax Advisors Bar.
  • Dutch, Native
  • English, Fluent
  • French, Conversational
  • German, Conversational