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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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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07.07.2016 BE law
New Belgian real estate investment vehicle FIIS/GVBF

Articles - The Belgian government is about to introduce a new real estate investment company structure, the FIIS/GVBF. This new investment structure offers additional benefits that allow institutional and professional investors to hold a majority stake in the company without it having to be listed. Also, the regulatory requirements of the FIIS/GVBF are generally less stringent than the ones that apply to Belgian REITs. Finally, like the REITs, the FIIS/GVBF will also benefit from a beneficial tax regime.

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