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Mr Marc Dhaene
Marc is a member of the Loyens & Loeff’ International Tax Services Practice Group in Belgium. He also is a member of the German Desk and of the Belgian Tax Controversy and Litigation team.
Marc’s practice covers a broad range of international and domestic corporate tax issues such as inward investments, holding and financing structures, corporate restructuring (including cross-border reorganisations), transfer pricing, tax treaty issues, withholding tax requirements, corporate and structured finance projects, as well as mergers and acquisitions.
Marc also provides assistance at every stage of the resolution process from audit examination to tax appeals and if necessary, tax litigation. Marc acts frequently on behalf of the taxpayer in negotiations with the Belgian Revenue Services, especially the special Tax Investigation Brigade. He also has considerable experience in handling Alternative Dispute Resolution processes, i.e. ruling requests and advance pricing agreements.
Marc regularly publishes on tax related subjects and gives lectures and seminars on various aspects of corporate tax law such as the Belgian holding regime, transfer pricing, anti-abuse provisions, undervaluation of assets, tax treatment of partnership structures and tax treatment of mergers.
Marc is a Lecturer at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Marc is also a member of the Editorial Board of several leading Belgian tax journals, such as Tijdschrift voor Fiscaal Recht (TFR) and Fiscoloog.
He has been a member of the Brussels Bar (Nederlandstalige Orde van Advocaten) since 1998.
2008: Local Partner, Loyens & Loeff; 1998: Associate, Loyens & Loeff.
Marc works in Dutch, English and French.
International Fiscal Association, Belgian Association of Tax Lawyers and Fiskofoon VZW.
Marc holds a Law degree from KU Leuven (Belgium, 1997). He further specialised in Tax Law at Vlaamse Economische Hogeschool (Brussels, Belgium, 1998) and company law at Katholieke Universiteit Brussel (Belgium, 1998).
Loyens & Loeff‘s team provides standalone advice on the full range of domestic and international tax matters for clients in industries such as energy, real estate, retail, automotive and food and drink, among others. It also works closely with other departments, such as corporate, real estate, banking and finance, and employment. With this multidisciplinary approach the firm provides transactional support and also assists with state aid cases and corporate investigations. It also has a strong capability in the transfer pricing arena, where practice head Natalie Reypens leads a specialist group advising on transfer pricing policies, the set-up and conversion of business models, restructurings, profit allocation to permanent establishments and disputes. Xavier Clarebout is experienced in the tax aspects of corporate restructurings, M&A and structured finance transactions, among other areas. Saskia Lust and Nicolas Bertrand specialise in advising high-net-worth individuals and families on wealth optimisation techniques. Bertand was part of a cross-office team which assisted a client with the restructuring of its intragroup financing and treasury activities. Other key figures include Christian Chéruy, who leads the Belgian tax controversy and litigation group, Marc Dhaene, Bert Gevers and senior associate Aldo Engels.