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Loyens & Loeff, Nicolas Bertrand, Brussels, BELGIUM

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Nicolas Bertrand

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Loyens & Loeff

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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).



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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    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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