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Loyens & Loeff, Gunther Valkenborg, Brussels, BELGIUM

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Gunther Valkenborg

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Loyens & Loeff

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Gunther is member of the Employment, & Benefits Practice of Loyens & Loeff and leads the Compensation & Benefits team. He is also a member of the Automotive Team in Belgium. 

Gunther is specialised in national and international tax and social security issues with respect to all types of remuneration. He has in-depth experience in international mobile employees and directors and more particularly with salary splits, secondments and the special tax status of foreign executives as well as with respect to international payroll set-ups. He has also extensive knowledge of tax and social security issues relating to bonus pension plans, stock option plans, group insurances and the termination of employees and directors. He also assists Belgian taxpayers with the preparation and filing of their (non)resident income tax return. His clients are individuals, small and middle sized companies as well as multinationals looking for assistance in the tax and social security treatment of their existing remuneration structure or in the conception and implementation of a new structure.

Gunther frequently speaks at seminars on topics which include the setting-up of a management company, secret commission tax, payroll administration and the employer’s and employee’s tax reporting obligations, the company car, international employment, and any other tax related topic involving remuneration for individual taxpayers. He has written several articles which include the tax treatment of severance payments, company cars and the tax and social security impact, in a broad sense, on one’s remuneration structure when on an international career path.

Gunther has been member of the Brussels Bar since 2005.


Dutch, French, English


Gunther is member of Celia Alliance in Belgium.


Gunther holds a master in law of the Universiteit Antwerpen (Belgium 1999).



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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    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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