We are an international law and tax firm with cross-border expertise in a wide range of sectors. Our specialists in Belgium, Luxembourg, The Netherlands and Switzerland are recognised for their in-depth knowledge and unique approach, integrating tax and legal advice.
A unique approach
Tax and law are heavily intertwined. That is why we integrate these fields of expertise as much as needed. It results into high-end, extremely efficient solutions for our clients. As an independent full service law firm we assist multinationals, SME’s, entrepreneurs and private clients internationally and locally. We offer our clients integrated tax and legal solutions. Our clients inspire us. And that makes the difference.
With four home markets – Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxemburg and Switzerland – and a network of offices in key financial centres around the world, we have a strong international focus. Worldwide, we have over 1,500 employees, including around 900 legal and tax experts. In Belgium, Loyens & Loeff counts approximately 100 lawyers. That is why we can offer innovative solutions for national and international clients.
Independent cross-border expertise
Our international focus results into cross-border expertise. We advise our clients in implementing their business objectives in order to create tax and legal efficiencies. Consequently it empowers them to grow their business. Additionally we maintain excellent relationships with the most prominent law practices worldwide, and we are highly regarded for being able to work seamlessly together with them on cross-border matters.
In-depth knowledge of business sectors
We have long-lasting and in-depth knowledge of practically all business sectors. As soon as we believe we have developed a thorough and an exhaustive expertise related to a specific industry sector, we build a dedicated team to further expand those specific competencies and know-how. By combining this knowledge with our international focus and tax and legal expertise, we provide our clients the best advice on a local and a global level.
Past & present
Our roots go back to the beginning of the 20th century. Since the merger in 2000 between the Dutch tax advisers Loyens & Volkmaars and part of the Belgian law firm Loeff Claeys Verbeke, we are the largest firm to offer wide spread integrated tax and legal advice. Today, our experts continue to share their knowledge and experience to create the high-quality and creative solutions that our clients want and expect.
Innovative & pragmatic
Our pragmatic approach and drive to devise innovative solutions allow us to effectively address the demands of our clients’ national and international businesses. Thanks to our extensive legal experience, know-how and the size of our practices, we can offer you premium advice, locally and internationally. Driven by our passion to find solutions, we always find the accurate and pragmatic answer in Belgium and far beyond.
Focused & engaged
Entrepreneurship, client focus, quality awareness, and social engagement all characterise our firm’s culture. CSR plays an important role in our daily activities. We offer a challenging work environment and equal opportunities for all our employees. We are mindful of our environment and regularly support non-profit associations. In the end we spend time and efforts on CSR because it is the right thing to do.
What others say...
Band 1 rankings in Chambers Europe 2018
We hold on to our top ranking position as leading business law firm. In the Tax category, we prolonged our Band 1 ranking in all our Benelux offices. Our tax practice in Belgium is “A highly regarded firm for contentious and non-contentious matters. Particularly active on transfer pricing, double tax treaties and the taxation of employee benefits. Boasts a strong indirect tax practice, assisting with VAT, excise duties and international trade tax. Has clients from a range of sectors, including retail, healthcare, automotive and financial services. Collaborates closely with the firm's real estate department to advise on real estate tax. Advise private individuals on estate and inheritance planning.”
Top rankings in International Tax Review
For many years now our firm has been acknowledged by International Tax Review with a top ranking in all of our home markets. In the Netherlands, Luxemburg and Belgium Loyens & Loeff received a Tier 1 ranking stating we are highly praised by clients and peers. Our new office in Switzerland is ranked Tier 3, bypassing Tier 4. In Belgium our clients commented: “The team brings together an array of expertise in such areas as European tax law, investment, estate planning, venture capital and accounting law. The firm offers clients a multidisciplinary approach.” In addition, several of our female tax advisers were ranked in the ‘Women in Tax Leaders Guide’.
Top scores in the Legal 500
As in previous years, we achieved the highest ranking in the category Tax in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. Our new Swiss office also received a Tier 3 ranking for Tax. Loyens & Loeff maintained its solid position and stays on top of the rankings in almost all categories. Legal 500 said Loyens & Loeff is “a highly regarded firm for tax in the Benelux region” and “the firm remains a go-to practice for complex tax issues”. In very specific sectors such as Energy – one of our focus areas - clients commented: A ‘top-notch team in the Belgian energy sector’, Loyens & Loeff is ‘able to mobilise an impressive legal machine to get the job done, never compromising on quality’.
MarcVermylenAttorney at law Managing partner Belgium
Marc Vermylen is managing partner of Loyens & Loeff Belgium and heads the Banking & Finance Practice Group in Brussels. He is recognised worldwide as an expert and influential lawyer in banking law and finance law.T: +32 2 743 43 15 E: firstname.lastname@example.org