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Prof. Dr. Haelterman heads Freshfields' tax practice in Belgium. He has a broad ranging tax advisory and tax litigation practice, advising on Belgian and international tax issues, including financial instruments, bank taxation, international acquisition structures and structured finance.


Partner in Freshfields' Brussels office and professor in tax law at the Catholic University of Leuven KUL (Belgium).

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Brussels bar.


Axel graduated from the Catholic University of Leuven KUL in Belgium (law degree and PhD in tax) and from Columbia University in New York (masters in law).