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Tiberghien

Private Wealth Law

2 ranked individualsBand 1BelgiumHigh Net Worth 2020 View ranking table
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Tiberghien offers a comprehensive range of private wealth services to high net worth individuals and families, including tax planning, inheritance matters and charitable planning. A wealth insider notes that the firm produces work of "very high quality."

Legal sources particularly commend Tiberghien for its "excellent array of tax lawyers" and call it "a very well-respected firm."

Notable practitioners

Alain Van Geel has a highly respected private wealth practice and  regularly handles estate and succession planning as well as family law matters. He has significant experience in both domestic and international matters and a peer comments: "He is a brilliant tax lawyer and very good with clients."

Gerd Goyvaerts is recognised as "an excellent lawyer" who is "a tax specialist with particular strength in foreign structures." He is regularly sought after by individual and institutional clients, and one source comments: "He is very well known for his writing and he has an excellent reputation."

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Overview

Our private clients practice is the largest at the Belgian bar. We advise families and their business over several generations, following them, their families and businesses worldwide.

We advise on:

  • prenuptial agreements  
  • gifts and entails 
  • governance structures (partnerships, holdings, Dutch/Belgian trust office foundations, etc.)  
  • family governance 
  • investments (insurance products, private equity, real estate, art,...)
  • wills and agreements as to succession
  • transfers of family businesses
  • inheritance disputes
  • formal ruling with the federal, regional and local tax administrations
  • family foundations, trusts and philanthropy
  • corporate income tax
  • Cayman tax
  • HR tax law 
  • voluntary disclosure
  • cross-border migration of individuals
  • family law, mediation and litigation
  • tax compliance and litigation 
  • conflict guidance and mediation
  • economic analysis and valuations

We can rely on specialized estate planners and on in-house civil law practitioners, mediators, tax and family law litigators, the all-round expertise of a full service corporate tax firm and our economists (Tiberghien Economics). The latter assist us by performing valuations and in determining the appropriate interest rates, debt/equity ratio, etc. when structuring assets for private clients. 

We have an extensive (inter)national network; our private clients practice is represented in many networks such as IBA, IFA, STEP, AIJA, IAETL, ACTC, IAFL, EPSG.

Private Wealth Law Department

Tiberghien

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Department location

Havenlaan – Av. du Port 86C B.419

Brussels

Brussels Capital Region

Belgium

BE-1000

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Belgium

Private Wealth Law


Alain Van Geel
Band 1
Gerd D. Goyvaerts
Band 1