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Loyens & Loeff

WOLUWE ATRIUM, RUE NEERVELD 101-103, 1200 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
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Amsterdam, Brussels, Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, New York and 5 more

Bert Gevers

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Loyens & Loeff

Work Department

Bert heads the Loyens & Loeff Indirect Tax Practice Group in Belgium and the International Trade Team. He is a core member of the L&L Corporate Investigations team and co-head of the Food and Beverages Team.

Position

Bert advises his clients on matters related to international and domestic exchange of goods and services. Matters such as international trade measures, customs valuation, origin, classification, export controls and economic sanctions, excise duties and VAT are familiar parts of his practice.

Bert assists his clients by drafting compliance programmes, giving training courses, as well as by performing internal scans and audits. He represents clients before the Belgian and Dutch authorities and courts as well as before the European Commission, its advisory committees and the Court of Justice of the European Union. He has significant experience in counselling clients involved in (criminal) investigations related to their international trade activities.

Bert worked in the Loyens & Loeff Singapore office and was seconded to the International Trade group of a large US law firm. He therefore has extensive experience in advising Asian and US companies on tax and trade aspects of their foreign investments.

Bert is the co-founder and scientific coordinator of the blog www.worldtradecontrols.com (in cooperation with ICC Belgium, VBO and the US law firm Bryan Cave LLP) and is a regular speaker at international conferences. He also lectures at the UCLL in Leuven.

He is active as an expert in the Customs-Business platform ‘Nationaal Douaneforum’.

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

Career

2015: Local Partner, Loyens & Loeff; 2010: Counsel, Loyens & Loeff; 2000: Associate, Loyens & Loeff.

Languages

He works in Dutch, English and French.

Member

Bert is chairman of The Global Legal Customs Association (GLCA) and a correspondent for the International VAT Club. He is also a member of the ABA steering committee of export controls and economic sanctions, a member of the ICC commission on Customs and Trade facilitation, of the ICC sub-commission on indirect taxation and of the Indirect Tax Taskforce of Amcham in Belgium.

Education

Bert holds a Law degree from the KU Leuven (Belgium, 1999).


Belgium: EU regulatory

Food

Within: Food

Loyens & Loeff’s ‘very responsive and professional group’ impresses with its ‘strong expertise in all aspects of food law’. Counsel Aude Mahy is ‘an expert in the field’ and advises on health claims, labelling, advertising and food safety, among other matters. Bert Gevers and Yves Van Couter are also key contacts.

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Belgium: Industry focus

Food and beverage

Within: Food and beverage

The ‘very professional’, ‘pragmatic’ and ‘flexible’ team at Loyens & Loeff provides a full service to its food sector clients, which turn to it for a range of food regulatory, IP, trade, customs and corporate law advice. Counsel Aude Mahyis a well-known food law expert’; she jointly heads the practice alongside Bert Gevers. Yves Van Couter is also noted.

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    Recognising the close links between the securitisation activities of financial vehicles corporations engaged in securitisation transactions (FVCs) and monetary financial institutions, the European Central Bank (ECB) has adopted on December 19, 2008 Regulation (EC) No 24/2009 concerning statistics on the assets and liabilities of FVCs (the ECB Regulation).
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