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Bird & Bird

AVENUE LOUISE 235 BOX 1, 1050 BRUXELLES, BELGIUM
Tel:
Work +32 2 282 60 00
Fax:
Fax +32 2 282 60 11
DX:
1050 BDE
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Web:
www.twobirds.com

Brent Springael

Tel:
Work +32 2 282 60 00
Email:
Bird & Bird LLP

Work Department

Tax

Position

Partner and head of department; specialised in taxation related to IP, IT (e-commerce) and aviation

Career

2008-present : Bird & Bird, Brussels - Head of Tax 2004-2008 : NautaDutilh, Brussels - Senior Associate 2007-2007 : Sidley Austin LLP, New York - Foreign Associate 2003-2003 : NautaDutilh, Luxembourg - Associate 2001-2003 : NautaDutilh, Brussels - Associate 1999-2001 : FiscalNet - Editor in Chief (Dutch section) 1999-2001 : Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer - Junior Associate

Languages

Dutch, English, French

Member

Brussels Bar, Dutch Order, Advocaat Member of the Tax and Legal Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Belgium, and Chair of the R&D Subcommittee Member of the Belgian branch of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) Associate Member of the Federation of European and International Associations in Belgium (FAIB)

Education

2002 : Ecole SupĂ©rieure des Sciences Fiscales (ICHEC), Brussels (Belgium) - LLM Program in international tax law 1999 : UniversitĂ© Occidentale de Bretagne, Brest (France) - Law degree – exchange programme 1999 : University of Ghent (Belgium) - Law degree


Belgium

Not-for-profit

Within: Not-for-profit

Scientific institutions and trade and industry associations regularly turn to Bird & Bird for advice on legal issues impacting on their activities, including commercial, competition, regulatory and IP law. Corporate lawyer Paul Hermant and tax specialist Brent Springael head the not-for-profit practice group, where they often work alongside IP expert Jean-Christophe Troussel. Senior associate Cedric Berckmans is another key contact.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Bird & Bird advises its clients – many of which are active in the TMT and life sciences sectors – on leasing arrangements, environmental issues and real estate financing. Tax specialist Brent Springael and corporate partner Marc Martens are the names to note.

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Tax

Within: Tax

Bird & Bird is particularly strong in IP-related tax matters, and its international office network makes it well-suited to assist its multinational clients with a range of tax questions. Brent Springael heads the practice.

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