I am Wim Panis
Tax specialist
Real Estate and Construction specialist

Wim Panis

Wim has been with our Brussels office since 2002, providing swift, pragmatic and tailored tax advice for his diverse range of clients.

Wim specialises in Belgian and international tax law, covering corporate taxation, VAT, registration tax and tax litigation.

He has built up special expertise regarding indirect taxation (VAT, registration tax), real estate taxation and the tax status of public authorities.

His experience also encompasses construction and real estate transactions, tax aspects of public entities and PPPs, taxation in the e-commerce industry, media tax shelter regimes and tax issues within the energy and utilities sector.

In 2008, Wim was awarded the prestigious biennial IFA reward for his article on tax avoidance in VAT matters. Furthermore, he is the author of several articles on VAT, real estate taxation and tax litigation.

Wim has a master’s in law from the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) and he also studied tax law at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management.

  • Languages: Dutch, French, English
  • Admitted to the Brussels Bar: 2002
  • Partner since: 2012

Experience

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10.10.2017 EU law
Tax Alert: How Stibbe can assist with VAT actions to be taken before 1 January 2018

Short Reads - The much awaited Value Added Tax (VAT) system will be introduced in the UAE as from 1 January 2018. Although not each and every detail is known yet (also as e.g. in the UAE the Implementing Regulations have not been published yet), it is expected that VAT will be levied in the UAE and Saudi Arabia as from 1 January 2018, while the other GCC members should follow shortly thereafter (in any event before 1 January 2019). For prior coverage please click here for the link to our VAT alert of 10 May 2016.

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04.08.2017 BE law
Belgian VAT: Government announces option to tax the leasing of immovable property to professionals

Short Reads - On 26 July 2017 the Belgian Federal Government announced that it reached a consensus on a major tax reform. One of the less highlighted measures of this reform is the introduction of an option to make the leasing of immovable property between professionals subject to VAT. On 2 August 2017 the Minister of Finance issued a press release confirming and emphasizing the importance of this element of the reform.

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