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Loyens & Loeff

WOLUWE ATRIUM, RUE NEERVELD 101-103, 1200 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
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Loyens & Loeff, Christian Chéruy, Brussels, BELGIUM

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Christian Chéruy

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Christian is a member of the Loyens & Loeff International Tax Services Practice Group and heads the Tax Controversy and Litigation Team in Belgium. He is also a former Head of Tax, a former Country Managing Partner and a former non-executive Chairman of the Loyens & Loeff Benelux Board.

Position

Christian's practice covers a broad range of international and domestic corporate tax issues. These issues include inward investments, holding and financing structures (including the notional interest deduction), corporate restructurings (including cross-border reorganisations), transfer pricing and thin capitalisation rules, withholding tax requirements, double tax treaty matters, corporate and structured finance projects, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and private equity partnerships. He advises on the taxation of intellectual property and the availability of tax relief in respect of R&D. He also advises individuals on wealth optimisation techniques.

Christian also heads the Belgian Tax Controversy and Litigation Team. Christian provides assistance at every stage of the resolution process from audit examination to tax appeals and, where necessary, tax litigation. He frequently acts on behalf of taxpayers in negotiations with the Belgian Revenue Services, and particularly with the Special Tax Investigation Brigade. He also has considerable experience in handling Alternative Dispute Resolution processes, i.e. ruling requests and advance pricing agreements.

Christian is a regular speaker at conferences on a wide range of (international) tax issues and tax controversy topics. He has also written extensively on tax-related subjects and is the principal author of a leading treatise analysing the legal, accounting and tax aspects of Belgian holding companies.

Christian has been registered at the Brussels Bar (Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten) since 2001.

Career

2008: Partner, Loyens & Loeff; 2001: Partner, Loyens; 1997: Partner, Loyens & Volkmaars & Vanhaute; 1991: Senior Tax and Legal Consultant, Loyens & Volkmaars; 1989: Independent Tax and Legal Consultant; 1987: Senior Tax and Legal Consultant, Coopers & Lybrand; 1981: Assistant Manager, Kulinckx & C°.

Languages

Christian works in French, Dutch and English.

Member

International Bar Association, International Fiscal Association, Belgian Association of Tax Lawyers.

Education

Christian holds a Law degree from the Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium, 1985), a degree in Tax from La Chambre belge des Comptables (Brussels, Belgium, 1989) and a degree in Business Management and Administration from the Université catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 1990).


Belgium

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Within: Leading individuals

Christian Chéruy - Loyens & Loeff

Within: Tax

A highly regarded firm for tax in the Benelux region, Loyens & Loeff’s sizeable team saw a number of changes, with the promotion of Nicolas Bertrand to equity partner in January 2017 and the retirement of Enrico Schoonvliet and of counsel Camille Lebègue. Notwithstanding the changes, the firm remains a go-to practice for complex tax issues, and is regularly instructed by clients to assist in tax audits, negotiations with the authorities and tax litigation. Saskia Lust co-heads the firm’s family-owned business and private wealth team alongside Bertrand, and Natalie Reypens heads the transfer pricing team. Christian Chéruy is another well-renowned member of the team; he focuses on international and domestic corporate tax and litigation.

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