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Loyens & Loeff, Natalie Reypens, Brussels, BELGIUM

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Natalie Reypens

Tel:
Work +32 2 743 43 43
Email:
Web:
www.loyensloeff.be
Loyens & Loeff

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Natalie is a member of the Loyens & Loeff International Tax Services Practice Group and she heads the Belgian Transfer Pricing Team.

Position

Natalie Reypens is a tax lawyer specialised in transfer pricing matters. She deals with all types of transfer pricing issues ranging from strategic advice, documentation, to negotiations with tax authorities and dispute resolution.

She assists multinationals formulating sustainable transfer pricing strategies in blending her technical tax expertise with a thorough understanding of her clients’ business, management control, and knowledge of the accounting systems used by clients. In this respect, she advises a.o. on transfer pricing policies, the set-up and conversion of business models, restructurings, profit allocation to permanent establishments and assists clients in defining a strategy on country-by-country reporting. She assists her clients in producing tailor-made transfer pricing documentation (local and global) that reflects their aims (local files, master files, country-by-country reporting and other documentation such as intercompany agreements).

Natalie also assists taxpayers with audits and represents them before administrative or judicial authorities. She is active in resolving international transfer pricing disputes through mutual agreement procedures (MAPs), using arbitration under tax treaties, or through the EU Arbitration Convention.

She regularly joins forces with her Dutch, Luxembourg and Swiss colleagues or best friends in other jurisdictions to work on cross-border matters. Furthermore, she has experience in successfully obtaining Advance Pricing Agreements.

She has developed particular experience in EU state aid advice and litigation. She represents multinationals as counsel in Belgian State aid litigation cases and advises on state aid risks.

She successfully set up the Belgium Transfer Pricing practice which she leads. Its members belong to the wider Benelux-Swiss Transfer Pricing Team which also comprises economists.

As transfer pricing is intertwined with most tax issues, Mrs Reypens’ practice also covers matters related to corporate tax law as well as international tax law, including domestic and cross-border corporate restructuring, mergers & acquisitions, holdings and financial structures.

Natalie has been registered at the Brussels Bar (Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten) since 1997. She is also a former Teaching Assistant in Tax Law at Universiteit Antwerpen.

Career

2015: Partner, Loyens & Loeff; 2013: Local Partner, Loyens & Loeff; 2009: Counsel, Loyens & Loeff; 1997: Associate, Loyens & Loeff.

Languages

Natalie works in English, Dutch and French.

Member

International Bar Association, International Fiscal Association, Amcham's legal and taxation Committee, Cambridge Forums Inc's Committee.

Education

In addition to her Master’s Degree in Tax Law from Universiteit Antwerpen (Belgium, 1997), she holds a Law degree from KU Leuven (Belgium, 1996).


Belgium

Tax

Within: Tax

Loyens & Loeff's team, which¬†delivers 'value for money',¬†is praised by clients for being 'responsive, flexible and creative'. It forms part of a larger group that has a strong Benelux presence. In addition to having a first-rate reputation in corporate tax, the firm fields specialists in various other areas.¬†Christian Ch√©ruy,¬†Marc Dhaene,¬†Caroline Docclo¬†and¬†Bert Gevers¬†are experienced in assisting clients with filing tax returns,¬†the checking process by the Belgian Tax Administration, administrative appeals and criminal litigation. Practice head¬†Natalie Reypens¬†leads a team that¬†advises clients on a wide range of transfer pricing issues.¬†Saskia Lust¬†and¬†Nicolas Bertrand¬†are particularly knowledgeable about issues specific to family businesses, entrepreneurs and high-net-worth individuals.¬†Gunther Valkenborg¬†specialises in compensation and benefits issues. On the transactional side, Ch√©ruy and senior associate¬†J√©r√īme Wauthier¬†advised CTH on the tax aspects of its $2.8bn acquisition of Nestl√©'s US confectionery business in 2017.

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