Tax law

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.

Our team

Partner

Stéphane Bertouille

Partner

Jean-François Richard

Partner

Méhdi Zagheden

Partner

Peter van Eysendeyk

Partner

Rafaël Alvarez Campa

Partner

Jonas Helaut

Partner

Stéphane Bertouille

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.

Email:stephane.bertouille@everest-law.eu

Tel:+32 (0)2/640.44.00

Areas of expertise:Tax law; Company law

Partner

Jean-François Richard

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.

Email:jf.richard@everest-law.eu

Tel:+32 (0)2/640.44.00

Areas of expertise:Tax law; Company law

Partner

Méhdi Zagheden

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.

Email:mehdi.zagheden@everest-law.be

Tel:+32 (0)9/334.94.70

Area of expertise:Tax law

Partner

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.

Partner

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.

Partner

Jonas Helaut

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.

Email:jonas.helaut@everest-law.eu

Tel:+32 (0)2/640.44.00

Areas of expertise:Tax law; Company law; Corporate law and contracts

Junior Associate

Barbara Wéry

Junior associate

Floor Dhondt

Junior associate

Ralph Verduyn

Junior Associate

Barbara Wéry

Barbara Wéry obtained a master’s degree in law from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (2019, cum laude) and a master’s degree in tax management (Solvay Business School of Management) in Brussels (2022, cum laude).

 

She worked for a year in the Corporate Tax department of a big four, where she practiced corporate taxation. In 2020, she joined the tax department of a well-known Belgian bank, where she developed her expertise in personal income tax and bank taxation.

 

In 2022, Barbara embarked on her career as a lawyer. Since then, she is registered at the Brussels bar and joined the tax department of Everest in Brussels.

Email:barbara.wery@everest-law.eu

Tel:+32 (0)2/643.42.66

Area of expertise:Tax law

Junior associate

Floor Dhondt

Floor Dhondt graduated in 2021 with a master’s degree in law at the University of Ghent.

 

Since 2021, she has been a lawyer at the Ghent bar and she has joined the Everest office in Ghent where she works in the anti-fraud and corporate criminal law department.  She has a special interest in tax law.

 

Junior associate

Ralph Verduyn

Ralph Verduyn graduated with distinction as a master of law at the Free University of Brussels in 2021. He obtained a master’s degree in tax law and a master’s degree in criminal law. He then continued his studies at the Fiscale Hogeschool where he obtained the postgraduate degree in tax law and tax practice. During his studies, Ralph worked within the notarial practice for three years.

Ralph has been registered as a lawyer at the Ghent Bar since September 2022. Within the Everest office in Ghent, he works in the Tax & Innovation department.

Email:ralph.verduyn@everest-law.be

Tel:+32 (0)9 334 94 70

Area of expertise:Tax law

Contact us

Are you interested in our services regarding tax law? If so, contact our specialists without obligation via our contact form or telephone us on 02/640.44.00 (Brussels office) or on 09/334.94.70 (Ghent Office).