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Henrik Stipdonk

Henrik Stipdonk is a counsel in the Amsterdam Tax Practice Group and a member of the US Focus Group. He concentrates on Dutch and international tax law. Henrik has a strong focus on advising US multinationals and private equity firms on complex direct tax matters and practiced tax law for several years in Chicago. After he started his career at Baker McKenzie in 2008, he worked several year at a big four company. He returned to Baker McKenzie in 2019.

As of 1 January 2025, the Netherlands will introduce new rules with respect to the qualification of legal forms as either transparent (look-through/disregarded entity) or non-transparent (separate taxpayer/regarded entity) from a Dutch tax perspective.
An important change is that Dutch limited partnerships and comparable foreign partnerships will be considered transparent from a Dutch tax perspective, even if the participations are freely transferable.

More and more companies are either building or considering building a presence in a metaverse. As metaverses continue to develop, they’re blending online multiplayer gaming, cryptocurrency, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and virtual reality into a new immersive digital experience for their users. In this article, Baker McKenzie aim to provide a non-exhaustive overview of some high-level tax aspects to consider when expanding into the metaverse ecosystem.