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Conciliation with Tax Authorities
Lauwers Tax Lawyers will assist your mediation with tax authorities.

When you have a tax dispute with the tax administration, you can appeal to us to start up the tax conciliation.

First we discuss the strategy of your case. Then we unburden you by starting up the procedure for tax conciliation. The purpose of this independent service is to reconcile your view with that of the tax administration.

Thanks to the tax conciliation, as a taxpayer you will avoid a long and expensive court procedure with an uncertain outcome.

Inheritance tax planning
With the transfer of your assets to the next generations, your successors will in any case be confronted with the inheritance tax.  Depending on the region where you live, the size of your inheritance and the degree of kinship of your successors, the applicable rates can be enormous.  In the context of a tax-friendly transfer of your assets, it would seem that a thorough preliminary tax planning is necessary.

Lauwers Tax Lawyers will assist you, among other, with:

  • providing advice on the possibilities of your assets’ structure;
  • tax optimization of your assets’ transfer;
  • assisting in disputes concerning inheritance tax planning.

Structuring of tax optimizations
Both in a national and international context taxpayers are faced with a diversity of tax regulations that can be an important burden.  Organizing these transactions in a tax-friendly structure is therefore a considerable added value.

Lauwers Tax Lawyers will assist you, among other, with:

  • providing advice on the tax effects of your transactions;
  • organising your goals and transactions in a tax optimised structure.

Tailored tax advice
At Lauwers Tax Lawyers you will receive tailored tax advice.

Our specialised advice stretches across all fields concerning tax. Take a look at our areas of expertise.

We guarantee a personal, discreet and result-driven approach. We assess every case in the same independent way.

This proactive service takes into account short, middle and long term outcomes. The purpose of this strategic approach is creating a win-win situation for you.

We make sure you needn’t worry anymore.

Tailored tax audit
At Lauwers Tax Lawyers you will receive a tailored tax audit.

During an audit we assess where problems and pitfalls may occur from a tax point of view. We also look out for unused potential. Because the end goal is for you to pay less taxes or even retrieve taxes.

Such an audit may be considered a proactive service which is perfectly compatible with your finance professional (accountant, company auditor, tax consultant, bookkeeper or tax specialist).

After an audit, you are capable of anticipating better and taking more founded decisions. You avoid discussions with the tax administration. It’s a strategic approach which renders.

The team at Lauwers Tax Lawyers guarantees a personal and focused approach. Can we assist you with a tailored tax audit? Contact us.

Tax Jurisprudence: assistance and counseling of tax disputes
Lauwers Tax Lawyers advice you with your tax dispute. Together we evaluate the success rate and discuss the consequences of a tax procedure. We assist and represent you at the tax courts. Tax litigation is in our DNA. Your tax dispute is in good hands.

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Thierry Lauwers, Lawyer – Partner

Thierry Lauwers, founder of Lauwers tax lawyers, shares insights into how the firm is evolving to meet the dynamic needs of clients in an ever-changing legal and tax landscape.


1) What do you see as the main points that differentiate Lauwers Tax Lawyers from your competitors?

Lauwers Tax Lawyers sets itself apart from competitors through several key points. Firstly, our specialized focus on tax law across Belgium’s three regions distinguishes us. Additionally, our innovative approach to digital assets, such as cryptocurrencies, positions us at the forefront of understanding and addressing the intricate tax implications in this domain. Furthermore, we offer a comprehensive range of services, spanning from tax optimization to legal representation in tax disputes. Our multidisciplinary expertise empowers us to craft proactive and personalized strategies, enabling us to navigate complex tax matters efficiently and effectively. This capability sets us apart in delivering efficient tax solutions and legal support, clearly differentiating us in the market.


2) Which practices do you see growing in the next 12 months? What are the drivers behind that?

Over the next 12 months, we foresee substantial  growth in several practice areas, driven by evolving market dynamics and regulatory landscapes. Firstly, the tax implications of digital assets, including cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, are expected to gain increasing prominence. This surge is fueled by the rapid adoption of these assets in both personal and corporate portfolios, alongside a shifting regulatory environment that demands nuanced tax strategies.

Additionally, international tax law is poised for expansion, reflecting the globalized nature of modern business operations. Companies are increasingly engaging in cross-border transactions, necessitating sophisticated guidance to navigate the complex web of international tax regulations and treaties. This need is compounded by ongoing efforts from governments and international bodies to update tax laws in response to economic globalization.

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations are also anticipated to significantly influence tax practices. As businesses and investors place greater emphasis on sustainability and ethical operations, tax strategies that incorporate ESG principles are becoming crucial for compliance, reputation management, and financial performance.

Finally, tax litigation and dispute resolution are areas likely to see growth, as taxpayers and tax authorities adjust to new laws and interpretations. The complexity of tax legislation, coupled with the potential for significant financial implications, makes expert legal representation more important than ever for navigating audits, disputes, and negotiations with tax authorities.

These growth areas reflect broader trends in economics, technology, and societal values, underscoring the importance of agile, informed, and strategic tax law practices.


3) What’s the main change you’ve made in the firm that will benefit clients?

The primary change we’ve implemented at our firm, which significantly benefits our clients, is our heightened focus on digital innovation and client communication. This strategic shift enables us to deliver more efficient, transparent, and personalized tax solutions, empowering our clients with better decision-making capabilities in their tax-related matters.


4) Is technology changing the way you interact with your clients, and the services you can provide them?

Technology profoundly influences our interactions with clients and the services we provide, enhancing our efficiency and the precision of our advice. It streamlines communication, making it more immediate and accessible, and allows us to offer more sophisticated, data-driven solutions tailored to individual client needs. Additionally, technology facilitates a more dynamic, real-time approach to tax planning and compliance, ensuring that our clients benefit from the most current strategies and regulatory insights. This technological integration empowers us to deliver higher-quality, more responsive services, solidifying our commitment to client success in an evolving digital landscape.


5) Can you give us a practical example of how you have helped a client to add value to their business?

We successfully concluded a two-year-long tax case before the court, securing a favorable outcome for a small company operating in the medical business. This achievement involved effectively addressing the deduction of costs, ultimately providing significant value to the client.

Additionally, we were able to achieve substantial tax savings for an American multinational company in the realm of local taxes. This accomplishment exemplifies our commitment to delivering tangible value and strategic tax solutions to our clients, ultimately contributing to their business success.


6) Are clients looking for stability and strategic direction from their law firms – where do you see the firm in three years’ time?

Clients indeed seek stability and strategic direction from their law firms, valuing partners who can navigate uncertainty and guide long-term planning. In three years, we envision our firm as a leader in adapting to legal and technological advancements, deepening our expertise in emerging areas like digital assets and ESG compliance, and maintaining a client-centric approach that prioritizes clear, strategic counsel tailored to our clients’ evolving needs. This forward-looking stance will ensure our firm remains at the forefront of providing exceptional value and strategic guidance.

Lauwers Law

Lauwers Law stands as a beacon of excellence in the realm of tax law, renowned for its profound expertise and a uniquely tailored approach that effectively navigates the complexities of tax law across Belgium’s diverse regional landscape.  Our comprehensive services cover a broad spectrum of tax-related matters, including corporate taxation, international tax law, VAT, and more.

At the heart of our practice is a proactive strategy centred on fostering conciliation with tax authorities, providing clients with a clear pathway to navigate disputes and achieve favourable outcomes. Our expertise shines in intricate inheritance tax planning, where Lauwers Law’s expertise shines in crafting strategies that ensure assets are passed down through generations in the most tax-efficient manner possible.

Lauwers Law excels in tax optimization structuring, designing compliant structures that maximise tax savings, enhancing the financial efficiency of businesses and individuals.

Additionally, the firm’s expertise extends to the realm of digital currencies, including bitcoins, blockchain technology, and cryptocurrencies. As these digital assets continue to gain prominence in the financial world, Lauwers Law      offers groundbreaking advice and solutions navigate the associated tax implications, demonstrating a forward-thinking approach to tax law.

Personalized tax advice and audit services form the cornerstone  Lauwers Law’s client-centric approach. Whether providing tailored advice addressing specific tax concerns or guiding clients through intricate tax audits, the firm ensures that each client receives a bespoke solution that aligns with their unique needs. .

Furthermore, Lauwers Law’s prowess in tax jurisprudence offers clients a strategic advantage in legal disputes.      Leveraging extensive knowledge and experience in tax law, the firm provides robust representation aimed at securing the best possible outcomes in legal battles.

In conclusion, Lauwers Law represents a fusion of traditional tax law expertise with innovative strategies tailored to the evolving landscape of financial and digital assets. Through comprehensive services, a proactive approach, and personalized client solutions, Lauwers Law not only navigates but also demystifies the complexities of tax law, positioning clients to achieve their financial objectives while minimizing tax liabilities.