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Xavier Clarebout

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Loyens & Loeff

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Xavier is a member of the International Tax Services Practice Group and of the French Desk. He is also a former member of the Management Team of Loyens & Loeff Belgium (2012-2014).


Xavier has considerable experience in a broad range of international tax matters and Belgian domestic tax-related issues, in particular, in corporate tax issues including mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, transfer pricing, holding structures, structured finance, investment management and private equity.

Xavier also has experience in cross-border tax treaties and expat issues and gives particular focus to the relationship between Belgium and France. Furthermore, he advises on wealth optimisation techniques and inheritance planning, as well as on the fiscal consequences of immigration and emigration.

Xavier is a regular speaker at conferences. He is a lecturer at Université de Bourgogne – Centre de recherches fiscales in Dijon. He is a professor at the Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Fiscales de Bruxelles. Xavier has written extensively on tax-related subjects and contributed to many books and articles in the specialised press.

He is registered with the Brussels (Odre Français des Avocats) and Paris bars.


2001: Partner, Loyens & Loeff; 1989: Associate, Loyens & Loeff.


Xavier works in French, English and Dutch.


International Fiscal Association and the Institut des Avocats et Conseils Fiscaux in France.


Xavier holds a Law degree from the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium, 1986). He also holds a special degree in business law from Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium, 1987) and a special degree in tax law from Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Fiscales de Bruxelles (Belgium, 1993).


Industry focus: Retail

Within: Industry focus: Retail

With experience in a range of tax, IP, real estate, finance and corporate transactions, Loyens & Loeff's well-rounded team is a popular choice for retail sector clients. The group includes Christophe Laurent, Yves Van Couter and Xavier Clarebout, who are recommended for real estate, disputes and tax-related matters respectively.

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  • New reporting obligations for Luxembourg securitisation vehicles

    Recognising the close links between the securitisation activities of financial vehicles corporations engaged in securitisation transactions (FVCs) and monetary financial institutions, the European Central Bank (ECB) has adopted on December 19, 2008 Regulation (EC) No 24/2009 concerning statistics on the assets and liabilities of FVCs (the ECB Regulation).
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