I am Thierry Denayer
Tax specialist
Industrials and Chemicals specialist

Thierry Denayer

With over 35 years’ experience practicing tax law, he has considerable expertise in all aspects of Belgian and international tax law for business. 

The depth of his knowledge covers the complex tax aspects of corporate restructurings, financial products, real estate transactions, employment benefits for executives and estate planning. Furthermore, Thierry’s expertise incorporates negotiating tax rulings with the Belgian tax authorities.

He has handled numerous matters in tax litigation at the level of administrative appeals and of the courts.

Thierry is member (and past- President) of the Belgian branch of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) and is a member of the Legal & Tax Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Belgium.

  • Languages: Dutch, French, English
  • Admitted to the Brussels Bar: 1980


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Legal entities serving as directors or liquidators become subject to VAT as of 1 January 2015

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