Mr Koen Morbée > Tiberghien > Brussels, Belgium > Lawyer Profile

Tiberghien
AVENUE DU PORT 86C/419
1000 BRUSSELS
Belgium

Work Department

Tax, corporate tax, real estate taxation.

Position

Koen is a partner and a member of the Board of Directors at Tiberghien.

His practice covers all Belgian taxes relevant for corporate, financing and real estate transactions. He focuses amongst others on international tax matters for large Belgian or foreign based multinational corporations with operations in Belgium. Mergers, acquisitions, demergers and other group reconstructions have been major elements of Koen’s corporate work.

Koen has already pleaded successfully before the European Court of Justice. He is praised in the Legal 500 Directory for ‘making you look better in front of board members’ in ‘working alongside the tax department’ and for ‘a hands-on mentality’.

Career

Koen joined the firm in 1999 and is a partner since 2007. 

He has been a regular contributor to a wide variety of tax publications and is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars. In 2004 he was appointed as National Reporter for Belgium at the 2004 Vienna IFA Congress on Double non-taxation.

He lectures European Tax Law at the Tax School of Brussels (University of Brussels/Fiscale Hogeschool).

Languages

Dutch, French, English, German.

Memberships

Koen is a member of the Brussels Bar, member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) and the International Bar Association (IBA). For many years Koen is a member of the editorial staff of the Belgian Journal of Tax Law (Tijdschrift voor Fiscaal Recht).

Education

University of Antwerp (Master in Business Law, 1998).
Vlerick Management School (Master in Tax Law, 1995).
University of Antwerp (Lic. Iuris, 1994).

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.