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Board: Koen Morbée, Koen Van Duyse, Alain Van Geel
Number of partners: 13
Number of other lawyers: 78
Languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Tiberghien is an independent law firm, specialized in all domains of taxation and family (property) law. With 91 lawyers and offices in Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Hasselt, Luxembourg and Zurich, Tiberghien is the biggest independent tax practice at the Belgian bar. Established in 1939 by the late Albert Tiberghien, the founding father of tax law in Belgium, Tiberghien can rely on a rich history and wide experience in advising corporate clients, families and (their) businesses on all aspects of tax and estate planning.

The main asset of Tiberghien consists of a multidisciplinary, 360° approach to tax and all related aspects (such as family and corporate governance for family businesses). The size and specialization level of the team allows the firm to follow up on developments closely, to have in-depth expertise in all tax and related matters and to tailor its service to the exact needs of each matter and/or cliënt. Where necessary the firm can rely on an extensive international network of specialists, adding their knowledge and expertise.

In 2018 Tiberghien won the prestigious ‘Trends Legal Award’ for ‘Best Law Firm in Tax Law’ in Belgium.

Main Areas of Practice:
Tiberghien offers expertise in all domains of taxation and family (property) law. The HNW department focusses on structuring investments, family businesses and wealth (prenuptial agreements, donations, wills, inheritances…). For more information on the corporate expertise of Tiberghien, refer to the general Chambers tax guide.

International Work:
Tiberghien acts for HNW individuals resident in Belgium or abroad and for national and multinational companies and institutions investing into or doing business in Belgium. As a top tier Belgian tax firm, it has over many decades successfully established operational relationships with a number of (tax) law firms across Europe and beyond.

Tiberghien bundles some of it’s specific expertise on certain jurisdictions in country desks : Dutch Desk, French Desk, German Desk, Italian Desk, Luxembourg Desk and Swiss Desk.

Dutch Desk:
Griet Vanden Abeele
Email: [email protected]

Estate Planning:
Contacts: Walter Verlinden, Griet Vanden Abeele, Gerd D. Goyvaerts, Alain Van Geel, Pieter Souffriau
Emails: [email protected], [email protected], gerdd. [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] com

Family Property Law, Family Mediation & Litigation:
Contacts: Alain Van Geel, Larissa De Wulf, Dominique De Bie
Emails: [email protected], larissa. [email protected], [email protected]

French Desk:
Contact: Emilie Van Goidsenhoven
Email: [email protected]

Individual & HR Tax:
Koen Van Duyse, Daan Buylaert
Emails: [email protected], daan. [email protected]

Italian Desk:
Contact: Romina Abiuso
Email: [email protected]

Luxembourg Desk:
Contact: Michiel Boeren
Email: [email protected]

Private Clients & Family Owned Businesses:
Contacts: Gerd D. Goyvaerts, Walter Verlinden, Alain Van Geel, Griet Vanden Abeele, Emilie Van Goidsenhoven, Romina Abiuso, Pieter Souffriau
Emails: [email protected], [email protected], alain. [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] com, [email protected]

Real Estate & Infrastructure Tax:
Claudine Bodeux, Robin Minjauw
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Swiss Desk:
Contacts: Gerd D. Goyvaerts; Walter Verlinden, Alain Van Geel
Emails: [email protected], [email protected], alain. [email protected]

Tax Litigation:
Ben Van Vlierden, Bruno Cardoen, Vincent Vercauteren Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Transfer Pricing & Valuations:
Contact: Andy Neuteleers
Email: [email protected]

Voluntary Disclosure Proceedings, Cayman Tax:
Gerd D. Goyvaerts, Christophe Coudron
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

For more information and contacts concerning the corporate expertise of Tiberghien, refer to the general Chambers tax guide.