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International Trade

International Trade raises significant challenges for many industry sectors. This comes as no surprise, considering the large (and growing) variety of goods, services and technologies subject to regulatory requirements, the ever increasing complexity of national, European and international regulations as well as a recent focus on enforcement measures in certain jurisdictions.

Article - 08 August 2018

35th anniversary of the Belgian expatriate “special tax regime”

We will highlight and summarise the main characteristics, good and bad, of this notorious special tax regime in a series of newsflashes.
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Extension of the wage withholding tax exemption for scientific research personnel
Article - 27 July 2018

Extension of the wage withholding tax exemption for scientific research personnel

On 25 July 2018, a Royal Decree containing the formalities which should be complied with in order to benefit from the extended wage withholding tax exemption...
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Guideline ruling commission on proportionate use of warrants
Article - 31 January 2018

Guideline ruling commission on proportionate use of warrants

Belgian ruling commission has just published rulings in which it made explicit in what circumstances the grant of warrants and options (exempted from social...
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Demotion & older employees who reduce their workload
Article - 29 January 2018

Demotion & older employees who reduce their workload

On January 25, 2018 a Royal Decree was published, which introduces an exemption from social security contributions for the compensatory indemnity granted to...
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Our Team offers a unique expertise, guaranteed by its full integration at the Benelux level. The Team addresses questions of Belgian, Dutch and Luxembourg national law, but also of European and international law. Our Team includes experienced tax and customs lawyers, former customs officers, and also experts with a thorough academic background. 

Prevent and cure

Our Team can guide you in your successful projects and assist in developing your business in a fully compliant way. But we can also assist you in identifying and handling possible breaches of the law in order to mitigate any adverse impact on your business as much as possible.

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Our Team offers a wide range of services and for instance: Advice related to specific transactions (incl. due diligence), R&D, voluntary disclosures, in-house investigations, compliance assessments; Export classification and application for licenses; Bespoke International Compliance Programmes; Excellent contacts with local authorities and Regulators; Training and Litigation.


We have developed a specific expertise in a series of sectors: eg, food & beverages, defence, automotive, financial services, chemicals, artificial intelligence, etc.
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