Mrs Saskia Lust > Loyens & Loeff > Brussels, Belgium > Lawyer Profile

Loyens & Loeff
TERVURENLAAN 2
1040 BRUSSELS
Belgium

Work Department

Saskia Lust is a partner in our Brussels office. She co-heads the Family Owned Business and Private Wealth Practice Group of Loyens & Loeff in Belgium.

Position

Saskia advises high net worth individuals and families on wealth optimisation techniques, both domestically and internationally. She specialises in international wealth and inheritance planning and focuses both on the civil law and fiscal law aspects. In particular, she advises on immigration and emigration, and specifically on the (re)structuring of wealth in an international context. Saskia is an expert in international asset structuring through holdings, foundations and trusts.

Saskia has published several articles on estate planning, and she is a speaker at conferences on wealth planning. She was the speaker for Belgium at the first Benelux STEP conference in Luxembourg on September 25 and 26, 2017 with a presentation on “The Belgian Cayman Tax: impact on wealth and estate planning in Belgium”.

Saskia has been a member of the Brussels Bar (Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten) since 2000.

Career

2006: Partner, Loyens & Loeff; 1993: Associate, Loyens & Loeff.

Languages

Saskia works in Dutch, French and English.

Memberships

Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners, International Bar Association and International Fiscal Association.

Education

She holds a Law degree (1991) from the KU Leuven and a Tax Law degree (1992) from the Université libre de Bruxelles.

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > Tax

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 DhaeneBert Gevers and senior associate Aldo Engels.