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Loyens & Loeff

TERVURENLAAN 2, 1040 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Tel:
Work +32 2 743 43 43
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Fax +32 2 743 43 10
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www.loyensloeff.com
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Bert Gevers

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

Work Department

Bert heads the Loyens & Loeff Indirect Tax Practice Group in Belgium and the International Trade Team. He is a core member of the Loyens & Loeff Corporate Investigations team and co-head of the Food and Beverages Team.

Position

Bert advises his clients on matters related to international and domestic exchange of goods and services. Matters such as international trade measures, customs valuation, origin, classification, export controls and economic sanctions, excise duties and VAT are familiar parts of his practice.

Bert assists his clients by drafting compliance programmes, giving training courses, as well as by performing internal scans and audits. He represents clients before the Belgian and Dutch authorities and courts as well as before the European Commission, its advisory committees and the Court of Justice of the European Union. He has significant experience in counselling clients involved in (criminal) investigations related to their international trade activities.

Bert worked in the Loyens & Loeff Singapore office and was seconded to the International Trade group of a large US law firm. He therefore has extensive experience in advising Asian and US companies on tax and trade aspects of their foreign investments.

Bert is the co-founder and scientific coordinator of the blog www.worldtradecontrols.com (in cooperation with ICC Belgium, VBO and the US law firm Bryan Cave LLP) and is a regular speaker at international conferences. He also lectures at the UCLL in Leuven.

He is active as an expert in the Customs-Business platform ‘Nationaal Douaneforum’.

Bert has been a member of the Brussels Bar (Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten) since 2000.

Career

2015: Local Partner, Loyens & Loeff; 2010: Counsel, Loyens & Loeff; 2000: Associate, Loyens & Loeff.

Languages

He works in Dutch, English and French.

Member

Bert is chairman of The Global Legal Customs Association (GLCA), a founding member of [AT+ICA] (a European netwerk of export controls, sanctions, investment controls & compliance attorneys), a member of the Steering Committee of CompliancePro (a Belgian network of compliance Professionals), and a member of the steering committee of the ABA International Law Section on sanctions and export controls. He is also the local correspondent for the International VAT Club, a member of the ABA steering committee of export controls and economic sanctions, a member of the ICC commission on Customs and Trade facilitation, of the ICC sub-commission on indirect taxation and of the Indirect Tax Taskforce of Amcham in Belgium.

Education

Bert holds a Law degree from the KU Leuven (Belgium, 1999).


Belgium

EU regulatory: Food

Within: EU regulatory: Food

Loyens & Loeff’s team garners praise for its 'very thorough knowledge of food law’. Counsel Aude Mahy is 'a star; she has her finger on the pulse of the sector and is very responsive'. Bert Gevers and Yves Van Couter are also noted.

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Industry focus: Food

Within: Industry focus: Food

The 'very professional' food and beverage team at Loyens & Loeff¬†attracts praise for its 'high knowledge in this branch of law'. Clients include Ferrero, Krones AG and¬†Mondelńďz International.¬†Counsel Aude Mahy, who is 'a star' lawyer according to one client, jointly heads the Benelux practice alongside¬†Bert Gevers.

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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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