Geert has a particular focus on all tax aspects of:
M&A and Private Equity
Structuring of Private Assets
Tax Disputes and Anti-Money Laundering Procedures
Expertise and experience
Geert advises multinational companies investment funds, banks, real estate investors, as well as high net worth individuals and family offices on Belgian and international tax matters. He assists clients in M&A and Private Equity transactions as well as in real estate acquisitions and fund structuring. He also has a specific expertise in helping private clients to structure their corporate, real estate and private assets in the most effective way, including the transfer to the next generation. .
He also supports clients, when needed, in tax disputes and anti – money laundering litigation.
Geert graduated with a degree in law in 1988 from the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL). In 2007, he obtained a diploma in financial management at the Brussels Business School. Geert was admitted to the Brussels bar in 1996.
Geert has published various books on corporate taxation, company restructuring and real estate taxation, as well as numerous articles on these topics.
Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS)
Member of the Belgian Venture Capital Association
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