Mr Bernard Peeters > Tiberghien > Brussels, Belgium > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Tax, Corporate Tax


Bernard is a partner at Tiberghien. He has a special expertise in corporate tax, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, international and European tax planning as well as double tax treaties.

– Senior partner Bernard Peeters is recommended as ‘leading individual’.
– Bernard Peeters is recognised by market sources as “client-focused and adept at giving succinct explanations of complex files”.  
– Bernard Peeters is mentioned by his peers for his corporate tax work.


Bernard joined Tiberghien in 1990. He lectures at the University of Brussels (VUB) on tax law and is a frequent speaker at tax seminars in Belgium and abroad. In 2011, Bernard was appointed as auxiliary judge of the Antwerp Court of appeal. He now regularly assists the Court in international tax cases.


Dutch, English, French, German.


Bernard is a member and former chair of the tax & legal committee of Invest Europe. He is also a member of the tax and legal committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Belgium (AMCHAM), the Belgian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (BVA), the International Fiscal Association (IFA) and the International Association of Tax Judges (IATJ).

He is a (former chief editor and) member of the editorial staff of the monthly newsletter “Fiscoloog Internationaal” and a member of the editorial staff of “Tijdschrift voor Fiscaal Recht”. He contributes regularly to fiscal-related publications.


University of Brussels, VUB (Master in business tax law, 1984)
Fiscale Hogeschool Brussels, FHS (Tax graduate, 1983)
University of Brussels, VUB (Master in law, 1981)

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > Tax

(Hall of Fame)

Bernard PeetersTiberghien

Tax boutique Tiberghien is equally highly regarded by corporate, private and institutional clients across all areas of tax law. It generates a strong flow of work from entities based throughout the Benelux region, as well as foreign multinational corporates with operations in Belgium. Team head Koen Morbée is knowledgeable about the tax aspects of corporate, finance and real estate transactions. He has a particularly notable specialism in EU tax and international tax. Bernard Peeters has specialist knowledge of double tax treaties and Alain Van Geel‘s tax expertise has an interface with areas such as Belgian and international family law, matrimonial property law and inheritance law. Gerd Goyvaerts handles tax issues associated with Anglo-Saxon trusts and foundations, and anti-money laundering legislation. Another key figure is Stijn Vastmans, who heads up the VAT, customs and excise department. Notable individuals furthermore include Claudine BodeuxGriet Vanden Abeele and Robin Minjauw. In a significant development, the sports departments of Tiberghien and ALTIUS joined forces to form a new legal services provider dedicated to the sports sector, which is known as ATFIELD; tax expert Daan Buylaert is one of the key contacts at the new entity.