Our tax practice covers a wide range of domestic and international tax matters, focusing on advisory, transactional and complex litigation work across the Benelux market.
We work closely with colleagues from other practice areas to bring integrated solutions, technical and commercial expertise, and peace of mind to complex domestic and international tax issues. Our cross-curricular knowledge, innovative solutions and alertness to our clients’ needs are key assets of our team.
Our expertise includes corporate taxation, real estate taxation, taxation of investment funds, incentives, transfer pricing, public sector taxation, tax controversy, and VAT and other indirect taxes.
We have particular experience in advising on the tax aspects of both public and private M&A transactions, buy-outs, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, private equity transactions, capital market transactions, finance structures, financial products, securitisations, project finance, real estate transactions, and public-private partnerships (PPPs).
In addition, we have significant expertise in EU law and the interpretation and application of international tax treaties and advance clearance from tax authorities in major transactions and cross border investments on key aspects, including withholding taxes and specific tax incentives for IP.
Our tax controversy practice has a strong track record in negotiating settlements with tax authorities, in handling complex cases before tax courts and in representing and advising clients in domestic and international litigation and arbitration on tax related disputes in transactions (including M&A) and under investment protection agreements.
We pride ourselves on staying on top of relevant legislative and market developments in a rapidly and profoundly changing domestic and international tax environment. We contribute to our profession and public discussion on new tax legislation as members of boards and committees of the Bar and Tax Bar Associations in our jurisdictions. Members of our team are active as researchers and professors or assistant professors at the tax departments of the universities of Leiden, Leuven and Brussels (ULB).