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


Work Department

Corporate Tax





Bernard Peeters 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.

He is an assistant at the University of Brussels (VUB) in International and European tax law and is a frequent speaker at tax seminars in Belgium and abroad. In 2011, Bernard was appointed as Deputy Judge to the Antwerp Court of appeal. He was also included by Royal Decree of 20 July 2020 in the Belgian list of Independent persons of standing within the framework of the European Directive of 10 October 2017 on tax dispute resolution mechanisms in the EU. In 2017, he became member of the Board of WTS Global, an international tax network.


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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

With a focus on advisory work and ‘top-notch technical expertise in all fields‘, boutique tax firm Tiberghien provides ‘top-quality‘ services to clients including major multinationals and public bodies. Koen Morbée heads the practice, with other names to note including ‘very skilled‘ corporate practitioner Ben Van Vlierden, real estate transactions and structuring specialist Claudine Bodeux, VAT expert Stijn Vastmans and the highly experienced Bernard Peeters. Emilie Van Goidsenhoven is recommended for her work advising HNW individuals and families, while Ahmed El Jilali, promoted to counsel in July 2022, is also noted.