Our company has an extensive track record in tax issues.
This track record involves both giving advice and resolving tax disputes in the areas of:
- Administrative complaints;
- Tax procedures before the ruling committee;
- Tax procedures before the courts and tribunals;
- Tax procedures before the Council of State and the Constitutional Court.
We are available to assist clients in disputes in the areas of:
- Income tax and corporation tax;
- Stamp duty (land register charges) and inheritance tax;
- Customs and excise;
- Various charges and levies;
- Regional tax;
- Provincial and local council tax;
- Tax disputes;
- Criminal tax law.
Stéphane Bertouille has master’s degrees in law and economics from the University of Leuven and obtained a master’s degree in company law at the University of New York (LL.M. University New York).
In 1990, he set up his own firm of lawyers, Bertouille & Partners, which merged with Lawfort in 2005. In 2007, he moved to MB&P, which took on the name Everest in 2008.
Stéphane assists his national and international clients mainly in company law and tax law from the Brussels office.
Jean-François Richard graduated in 1990 with a master’s degree in law at the Free University of Brussels and specialised in tax law. In 1993, after starting his professional career at a firm of auditors, he became a lawyer at the Brussels bar and he joined Everest Brussels in 2018.
Jean-François specialises in tax law at national and international level. He advises and helps his clients with disputes both in the phase of negotiations with the tax administration office and in courts and tribunals. Apart from companies (from SMEs to big companies on the stock exchange), Jean-François advises and defends families, corporate leaders, and investors both in Belgium and abroad. He has special expertise in the areas of properties, cross-border situations, and the transfer of residence.
His knowledge also extends to company law and non-profit agencies, including agreements and disputes between shareholders. He also covers various complex disputes. His priority is to ensure a personal and focused approach geared to achieving specific solutions. He has written various publications and scores of articles on various topics.
Alexander Delafonteyne graduated in 2004 with a master’s degree in law at the Free University of Brussels and then took the master’s degree course in tax law at the same university in 2005. He has worked as a lawyer at the Bruges bar since 2005 and is a partner with Everest in Ghent and Bruges.
Alexander specialises in tax law and works in the fields of both giving advice and dispute settlement.
Méhdi Zagheden graduated with major distinction in 2008 with a master’s degree in law and also gained a supplementary diploma in tax law at the Free University of Brussels in 2009. He subsequently took several additional training course in the areas of VAT, customs and excise and asset planning.
Méhdi specialises in corporate tax and asset planning and is a partner in the Ghent office of Everest. His clients comprise business operators, accountants and public authorities whom he assists with advice, negotiations and dispute settlement.
In view of the technical aspect and development of taxation law, Méhdi believes it is important to continue studying academically. In that respect he lectures at Brussels Tax College and Bruges Business School (VIVES) where he teaches the subjects of tax procedure, local and regional taxation and customs and excise. Furthermore, he is also connected as an assistant at the Free University of Brussels. Méhdi Zagheden publishes regularly on current topics in various publications.
Peter van Eysendeyk
Peter Van Eysendeyk graduated in 1998 with a master’s degree in law at the Roman Catholic University of Leuven and is working as a lawyer at the Antwerp bar since 1998. During his work placement at the bar, he graduated in 2001 in tax sciences at Brussels Tax College.
Within the Antwerp office of Everest, Peter Van Eysendeyk works in the tax law department. He specialises in both giving advice and resolving disputes.
In addition, he also handles company law and commercial law matters.
Rafaël Alvarez Campa
Rafaël Alvarez Campa holds a master’s degree with distinction from the Roman Catholic University of Leuven and obtained an additional master’s degree with distinction at Brussels Tax School (ICHEC).
In February 2019, he entered the office of Everest in Brussels as a partner, where he mainly practises tax law.
He has specialised particularly in matters related to Spanish fiscal matters and asset planning in Belgium and Spain. In this connection he is contacted regularly to assist residents of Belgium who wish to relocate to Spain or purchase a property in Spain.
He is a member of the judicial Commission of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and Luxembourg.
He is also entrusted with the training in the ‘Ateliers des Fucam’ (University of Mons) where he is jointly responsible for the university certificates with regard to tax and asset planning.
Rafaël has also written several fiscal texts and fiscal columns in La Libre.
Jonas Helaut graduated in 2004 with a master’s degree in law and in 2011 he obtained a master’s degree in tax law at the Roman Catholic University of Leuven. He has worked as a lawyer since 2005 and is a partner at the Brussels Everest office.
Jonas specialises in (international) tax law, asset planning, company law, company takeovers, and insolvency law and he offers both advice and dispute settlement.
He is also a member of the BATL (Belgian Association of Tax Lawyers).
Jonas Helaut is an author of numerous technical articles and publications and a popular seminar speaker.
Kevin Dorban has a master’s degree in law from the Roman Catholic University of Louvain and in 2017 he obtained a master’s degree in taxation law with distinction at the Free University of Brussels.
He has been registered with the French-speaking section of the Brussels bar since July 2020 and in that same year started work at Everest in Brussels.
With his two years of experience as a tax adviser, Kevin assists his clients in the areas of tax law and asset planning.
Maurice Lamberts obtained his master’s degree in law at the Free University of Brussels in 2018. After gaining his master’s degree in law, he followed it successively with an advanced master’s degree in notary work at the Roman Catholic University of Leuven in 2019 and an advanced master’s degree in taxation at the same university in 2020.
Since September 2020, he has been registered with the Dutch-speaking Brussels bar.
At Everest in Brussels he assists clients in the areas of tax law, family asset law and succession planning.
Pieter Berghman graduated from the Free University of Brussels with a master’s degree in law with distinction in 2019. Here he has developed a big interest in tax law. He then started work at the FPS Finance, where he specialised in the international exchange of fiscal data.
Early in 2021, Pieter made the transition to advocacy. Since then, he has been registered at the Ghent bar and has joined the department of tax law at Everest Ghent.