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Loyens & Loeff

Tax

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What the team is known for

Outstanding tax team offering expertise in complex tax mandates. Represents clients in contentious tax matters, including corporate income tax disputes and tax audits. Coordinates with colleagues in Luxembourg to advise on the taxation of investment funds. Acts on the tax aspects of cross-border corporate restructurings. Boasts a strong indirect tax practice, assisting with VAT and customs matters. Handles advisory mandates linked to withholding tax, transfer pricing matters, tax reimbursement and the taxation of employee benefits.

Strengths

One client enthuses that the lawyers are "prompt to answer, dedicated, good tax specialists and nice people."

An interviewee reports simply that it is "an excellent firm" for tax law.

Work highlights

Advised BNP on VAT matters regarding its new financial products.

Notable practitioners

Christian Chéruy is a distinguished practitioner with substantial experience in withholding tax matters. He handles both contentious and non-contentious tax matters and is frequently sought out by clients in the financial services sector.

Natalie Reypens has notable experience in corporate tax advisory matters, tax audits and tax litigation. She advises on corporate income tax, VAT and transfer pricing matters.

Nicolas Lippens is experienced in the tax aspects of R&D agreements, as well as the tax elements of real estate and corporate transactions. Lippens also represents clients in high-profile tax litigation against tax authorities and assists with corporate income tax matters. He joined Loyens & Loeff in May 2021.

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Overview

All tax services: International Tax Services, Corporate Tax, Transfer Pricing, Indirect Tax, Tax Litigation and Employment Tax

Co-developing bespoke tax solutions with other legal practices: Corporate M&A (due diligence, structuring); Banking & Finance (tax rulings and structuring memo for ABL matters; transfer pricing for project finance); Real Estate (transfer pricing for real estate project financing; indirect taxation in real estate); Employment (compensation & benefits)

Sectoral approach: Automotive, Food & Beverages, Financial Institutions, Funds Industry, Start Up, Retail, Real Estate and Energy

Topical approach: Tax Compliance, BEPS, Transfer Pricing, State Aid, Corporate Investigations

Clients: Large (listed) multinationals, SMEs, HNWI, start-ups.

Assisting foreign investors in the Benelux, Switzerland, France, Germany, United States, Italy, China, India, Middle East & North Africa

International: 250 tax counsels firm wide; Dealing with cross-border transactions; Member of tax networks (European Associated Tax Net, European VAT Club, GLCA, EU Tax Law Group)

Largest tax practice among the Belgian full service law firms: 8 partners and 18 associates

Innovative: bespoke transfer pricing solutions for asset-based lending, project finance and real estate project financing

Marketing / communication initiatives with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Federation of Enterprises in Belgium, the Microsoft Innovation Center and some renowned international publications.

Members

Bertrand, Nicolas

Chéruy, Christian

Dhaene, Marc

Gevers, Bert

Lippens, Nicolas

Lust, Saskia

Reypens, Natalie

Reypens, Natalie

Clients

Agilent Technologies

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bayer

Carrefour

Ferrero

IBM

McCain

Unibet

Industries

Automotive

Chemicals

Energy

Financial Institutions

Food & Beverages

Health Care

Insurance

Media

Mining

Not for Profit

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Private Clients / Individuals

Real Estate

Software & Computer Services

Telecommunications

Travel & Leisure

Tax

Loyens & Loeff

firm
Location

Tervurenlaan 2

Brussels

Brussels Capital Region

Belgium

1040

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Belgium

Tax


Christian Chéruy
Senior Statespeople
Natalie Reypens
Band 3
Nicolas Lippens
Band 3