Giovanni Smet

Giovanni Smet

Since joining Stibbe Brussels in 2008, Giovanni has practised Belgian and international tax law, focussing on the tax aspects of M&A, private equity, and capital markets transactions.

His expertise includes advising on tax aspects in corporate restructuring, (structured) finance, the tax treatment of financial products issued by financial institutions and investment funds, and tax issues in real estate transactions, working closely with Stibbe’s financial law, corporate law, and real estate experts.

Moreover, Giovanni’s experience includes international tax treaties work, assisting clients in applying for and obtaining tax rulings, and conducting negotiations with tax authorities.

He has a master’s degree in tax law from Ghent University. In 2014 he completed a three-month secondment at the Philadelphia and New York offices of a US law firm where he focused on international US taxation. Giovanni is also a member of the American Bar Association (Taxation Section).

  • Languages: Dutch, French, English
  • Admitted to the Brussels Bar: 2008

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