Mr Nicolas Bertrand > Loyens & Loeff > Brussels, Belgium > Lawyer Profile

Loyens & Loeff

Work Department

Nicolas co-heads the Family Owned Business and Private Wealth Practice Group of Loyens & Loeff in Belgium.


Nicolas advises family owned companies on a wide range of international and domestic corporate tax issues including (cross border) corporate restructurings, double tax treaty matters, mergers and acquisitions, holding and financing structures, real estate, IP structures, or private equity partnerships.

His experience extends to advising high net worth individuals on wealth structuring, wealth optimisation techniques and inheritance planning, as well as on the fiscal consequences of immigration and emigration.

Another of his particular areas of expertise is the taxation of savings income and insurance contracts, as well as income from investment funds.

In addition, he is experienced in handling tax audits and tax disputes including negotiating settlements (ruling requests) with the Belgian tax authorities

He is a regular speaker at conferences on tax matters. He has been a member of the Brussels Bar (Ordre Français des Avocats) since 2003.


2017: Partner, Loyens & Loeff; 2014: Counsel, Loyens & Loeff; 2009: Senior Associate, Loyens & Loeff; 2003: Associate, Loyens & Loeff


Nicolas works in French, Dutch and English.


International Fiscal Association, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.


Nicolas holds a Law degree and a Master in Tax Law from the Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium, 2002 and 2003).

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > Tax

The ‘pragmaticNatalie Reypens leads Loyens & Loeff‘s tax team, which provides ‘excellent advice‘ across the entire spectrum of international and domestic tax matters. The practice draws upon the capabilities of the firm’s banking and finance, corporate, employment and real estate departments to assist with the tax aspects of transactional mandates and restructurings. Transfer pricing issues are a notable pillar of the practice, and contentious work also features in the group’s workload. Clients include entities operating in the retail, banking, technology and life sciences sectors, among others. Notable individuals include Nicolas Bertrand, Marc Dhaene, Bert Gevers and senior associate Aldo Engels. Of counsel Christian Chéruy is experienced in tax litigation and international tax matters.

Belgium > Not-for-profit

Under the leadership of corporate partner Grégoire JakhianLoyens & Loeff has established itself as a key adviser to a number of European institutions. It also acts for large associations and foundations in sectors such as food and beverages, finance, and sports and charities, among others. The cross-practice group includes Filip Saelens (who leads the employment and benefits practice), indirect tax head Bert Gevers and Nicolas Bertrand. Also recommended is senior associate Mélanie Schollaert, who is experienced in handling domestic and cross-border M&A, corporate restructurings and various other corporate issues.