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BOULEVARD DE L'EMPEREUR 3 KEIZERSLAAN, 1000 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
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Work +32 2 551 15 15
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Brussels, Kinshasa, London
Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick, Daniel Garabedian, Brussels, BELGIUM

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Daniel Garabedian

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Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick

Work Department

Tax.

Position

Daniel Garabedian heads the Liedekerke Tax Group, which is one of the largest - if not the largest - in a law firm in Belgium. He specialises in counselling and litigation in tax law, primarily for major corporations.

Career

Daniel Garabedian has been a Partner at Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick since 1990. He is also a professor at the University of Brussels (ULB), where he teaches tax law and is the programme director of the master in tax law. He is the author of numerous publications. He is frequently invited to teach and speak, on tax law topics, in Belgium and abroad.

Languages

French, English, Dutch.

Member

Daniel Garabedian is a member of the Permanent Scientific Committee of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) and a former president of the Belgian branch of IFA.

Education

Daniel Garabedian holds a law degree (1982) and a special degree in tax law (1983) from the University of Brussels (ULB), and a master of law (LL.M.) from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, USA (1985).


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Daniel Garabedian - Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick

Within: Tax

Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick's team stands out for its 'top of the league expertise' in the gamut of contentious and non-contentious tax matters, under the leadership of practice head Jean-Michel Degée. It is praised for being 'professional, well informed and always up-to-date'. In addition, it is 'able to work efficiently within tight deadlines'. The group was strengthened in February 2018 by the arrival of counsel An Weyn, who has vast experience of advising family businesses and private clients, from Tiberghien. In other developments, real estate tax expert Pierre Desenfrans made partner, while Steven Peeters (who is knowledgeable about the tax aspects of M&A, financings, refinancings and restructurings) was promoted to counsel. In addition to real estate tax and other transactional tax work, the firm has a standout reputation for tax disputes; 'its experience can make the difference in difficult and complex litigation'. Transfer pricing litigation makes up a significant portion of the caseload. On a related note, Daniel Garabedian was recently admitted to the bar of the Belgian Court of Cassation, joining Simone Nudelholc as two of only 20 practitioners in Belgium. Laurence Pinte, who has previously headed up the tax department of a listed international group in the financial sector, is also noted. Henk Verstraete moved to Stibbe.

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