Mr Gerd D Goyvaerts > Tiberghien > Brussels, Belgium > Lawyer Profile

Tiberghien
AVENUE DU PORT 86C/419
1000 BRUSSELS
Belgium

Work Department

Tax.

Position

Gerd is a partner at Tiberghien and joined the firm in 1996.

His tax practice covers professional and private estate taxation of the Belgian entrepreneur and HNWI, international corporate and private tax planning, death duties and estate planning and tax inspired migration from and into Belgium. He focuses amongst others on benefits & compensations, in particular with respect to ‘tailor made’ profit sharing schemes and stock option plans, both for Belgian and foreign corporations doing business in Belgium.

He also developed a special interest in tax issues relevant to Anglo-Saxon trusts, foundations and settlements and voluntary disclosure proceedings, anti-money laundering legislation and regulations especially in a world where banking secrecy is shrinking.

Career

Gerd is a regular speaker on (inter)national seminars and author of various articles on tax issues in leading journals such as “Tijdschrift voor Fiscaal Recht”, “Fiscale Actualiteit”, “Trusts & Trustees” and “Vermogensplanning in de Praktijk”.

Languages

Dutch, English, German, French.

Memberships

Gerd is a member of the Brussels and Antwerp Bar. He is a member of the IBA anti-money Laundering Action Group. Gerd is president of the Belgian Association of Tax Lawyers (BATL) and International Fellow at the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and member to TIAETL. He is former President & Vice President of the Tax Commission of AIJA (Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats), where he is now a honorary member.

Education

Fiscale Hogeschool Brussels (Tax graduate, 1991)
University of Leuven and University of Heidelberg (Lic. Iuris, Cum Laude, 1989)

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > Tax

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.