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Tax Law

In the ever-changing economic and political environment, tax legislation evolves at both the national and international level. Globalisation also creates complex tax issues requiring knowledge of national tax laws and of bilateral and multilateral treaties. Tax compliance, tax efficiency and risk reduction all require cross-border expertise.

 

Our Services


Our Tax Department encompasses the very broad fields of tax consultancy and tax dispute resolution, covering all aspects of tax law that may impact your business, management or shareholders.

Simont Braun’s Tax Department advises Belgian and international clients on all business-related tax issues. It handles all kinds of transactional tax-related work, including:

  • Advising on the tax aspects of corporate transactions, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures;

  • Advising on private equity or venture capital investments;

  • Setting up holding structures and tax efficient financing structures;

  • Requesting advance tax rulings;

  • Advising on real estate transactions.


Alongside the direct tax implications, most of these transactions also include challenging indirect tax components such as VAT, registration duties or other miscellaneous duties.

In addition to the transactional tax services, our Tax Department advises on fringe benefit taxes, retirement plan taxes, employee and management stock option and warrant plans, and related matters.

The Tax Department also regularly assists clients in estate and inheritance planning.

Our Tax team also represents clients in all kinds of tax disputes before the various courts and tribunals.

 

Our Approach


Simont Braun’s Tax Department guides clients through the most complex tax legislation, advising you on legal compliance while structuring your activities in a tax-efficient way. We provide clients with innovative, business-oriented tax advice, whether on a standalone basis or as an integral part of the full legal service offered by Simont Braun.