Mrs Natalie Reypens > Loyens & Loeff > Brussels, Belgium > Lawyer Profile

Loyens & Loeff
TERVURENLAAN 2
1040 BRUSSELS
Belgium

Work Department

Natalie Reypens is a member of the Loyens & Loeff International Tax Services Practice Group and heads the Belgian Transfer Pricing Team.

Position

Natalie Reypens is a tax lawyer specialised in transfer pricing matters. She deals with all types of transfer pricing issues ranging from strategic advice, documentation, to negotiations with tax authorities and dispute resolution.

She assists multinationals formulating sustainable transfer pricing strategies in blending her technical tax expertise with a thorough understanding of her clients’ business, management control, and knowledge of the accounting systems used by clients. In this respect, she advises a.o. on transfer pricing policies, the set-up and conversion of business models, restructurings, profit allocation to permanent establishments and assists clients in defining a strategy on country-by-country reporting. She assists her clients in producing tailor-made transfer pricing documentation (local and global) that reflects their aims (local files, master files, country-by-country reporting and other documentation such as intercompany agreements).

Natalie also assists taxpayers with audits and represents them before administrative or judicial authorities. She is active in resolving international transfer pricing disputes through mutual agreement procedures (MAPs), using arbitration under tax treaties, or through the EU Arbitration Convention.

She regularly joins forces with her Dutch, Luxembourg and Swiss colleagues or best friends in other jurisdictions to work on cross-border matters. Furthermore, she has experience in successfully obtaining Advance Pricing Agreements.

She has developed particular experience in EU state aid advice and litigation. She represents multinationals as counsel in Belgian State aid litigation cases and advises on state aid risks.

She successfully set up the Belgium Transfer Pricing practice which she leads. Its members belong to the wider Benelux-Swiss Transfer Pricing Team which also comprises economists.

As transfer pricing is intertwined with most tax issues, Mrs Reypens’ practice also covers matters related to corporate tax law as well as international tax law, including domestic and cross-border corporate restructuring, mergers & acquisitions, holdings and financial structures.

Natalie has been registered at the Brussels Bar (Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten) since 1997. She is also a former Teaching Assistant in Tax Law at Universiteit Antwerpen.

She is mentionned as “Highly Regarded” in the International Tax Review ‘Transfer Pricing’ (2021 edition) and also as “Highly Regarded” in the International Tax Review ‘Woman in Tax Leaders Guide’ (2021 edition).

Career

2015: Partner, Loyens & Loeff; 2013: Local Partner, Loyens & Loeff; 2009: Counsel, Loyens & Loeff; 1997: Associate, Loyens & Loeff.

Languages

Natalie works in English, Dutch and French.

Memberships

International Bar Association, International Fiscal Association, Amcham’s legal and taxation Committee, Cambridge Forums Inc’s Committee.

Education

In addition to her Master’s Degree in Tax Law from Universiteit Antwerpen (Belgium, 1997), she holds a Law degree from KU Leuven (Belgium, 1996).

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > Tax

(Leading individuals)

Natalie ReypensLoyens & Loeff

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.