Rens Bondrager


Rens specialises in domestic and international tax law. His practice is strongly transaction driven, with a mixture of joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions, employment benefits, private equity, corporate restructuring, structured finance and investment funds.
In particular, Rens has significant experience in working closely together with the firm's corporate department, assisting with tax structuring and negotiating tax deeds as well as working together with the investment management team, providing tax advice to investment funds and their investors.
Rens operates in integrated teams of corporate, finance and employment lawyers and is closely involved in the drafting of all forms of legal documentation.




Representative matters

Sale of their Resins & Functional Materials division to Covestro.

Tax advice on their public bid on the shares in NPX N.V.

Their investments in various private equity and real estate funds as well as daily advisory work.

Belgian, Dutch, French and German tax aspects on their management investments packages.

Royal Vopak N.V., Tax advice on their sale of various tank terminals.

A multinational location technology and consumer electronic company on the sale of their telematics division to Bridgestone, the car and truck parts manufacturer.

NIBC on the tax aspects of the public bid by Blackstone.

Wessanen on the tax aspects of the public bid made by PAI Partners.

NN Group, Advice on various investments in private equity and private debts funds.

Pro bono

2012-2019 Treasurer and board member of Stichting Noodopvang dakloze Vreemdelingen Utrecht; a foundation that helps certain categories of asylum seekers by making sure that they get a “bath, bed and bread”.

2017-2018 Amsterdam Ambassador for Warchild, Allen & Overy Global Charity Partner

Published Work

  • Various annotations to case law, Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Fiscaal Recht, 2018 - now
  • Naschrift, Weekblad Fiscaal Recht, 2018, WFR 2018/81
  • Het verzekeren van fiscale risico's in overnamecontracten, Weekblad Fiscaal Recht, 2017, WFR 2017/218The Impact of Fiscal State Aid Recovery Risks on Share Purchase Agreements, page 426-435 together with Sigrid Hemels and with input from Allen & Overy colleagues in various European jurisdictions, European Taxation, 2016
  • Belastinglatenties en overnamecontracten, mr.drs. R.J. Bondrager, Tijdschrift voor de Ondernemingsrechtpraktijk, 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Grotius course on tax aspect of private M&A, 2014-now
  • IBFD course on Tax Aspects of Private M&A, 2012-now 

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Nederlandse Orde van Belastingadviseurs Member, Vereniging voor belastingwetenschap
I like working with Rens, he is a very experienced M&A tax lawyer, who is able to explain the difficult language in layman's language, and is very pragmatic and efficient
Chambers and Partners, 2024
He is not just my lawyer, he is my trusted adviser
Chambers and Partners, 2024



Admitted as fiscalist, Netherlands, 2002

Admitted as advocaat, Netherlands, 2002

Listed in the register of legal practice areas of the Dutch Bar Association for Belastingrecht


Dutch, English
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.