Mr Alain Van Geel > Tiberghien > Brussels, Belgium > Lawyer Profile


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Alain is a partner and a Member of the Board of Directors at tax law firm Tiberghien.

As a lawyer, his area expertise mainly focuses on Belgian and international family law, matrimonial property law, gifts and donations, inheritance law and law of succession as well as (national and international) estate planning in particular with respect to the aspects of Belgian and international civil law.


Alain joined the firm in 1999 and became a partner in 2007. He lectures on estate planning and international private law at the Antwerp Management School , the Flanders Business School and the Private Banking Association of Belgium. Furthermore, Alain is a regular speaker at seminars and he is the author of many articles on estate planning in various journals.


Dutch, French, English.


Member of the Brussels Bar and the editorial boards of ‘’Nieuwsbrief Notoriaat’ and “Vermogensplanning in de praktijk”’.


University of Leuven (Lic. Iuris, 1992)

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.