Everyone has to deal with taxation and therefore tax law, both privately and for business. As the world around us is constantly changing, so are tax laws. This means that taxation can be complex, especially for wealthy individuals and (international) entrepreneurs.
The influence of tax issues on business decisions is significant. In the private sphere, this impact is often even greater because personal motives can weigh heavily. FB-tax provides correct and secure solutions for a tax issue and brings them in accordance with your personal objectives.
We believe that good advice and a legally certain solution should be tailor-made, secure and clear. Whether it concerns securing assets, a division of assets, a solution to a tax dispute, settling a dispute in court, tax advice or the transfer of your company.
We see diversity as a challenge: no personal or business issue is too complex for us. We always go for the best personal solution.
No-nonsense, integrity and long term are words that characterize us: we invest in our customers so that customers want to come back to us. The rate we use is in line with the market. Due to the small size of our firm, you are assured of strict confidentiality.
After my law studies in Leuven, I started my career at the bar with a 3-year internship. Every day I received the most diverse legal questions and offered assistance in proceedings regarding trade disputes, disputes about contracts and taxes. This diversity gave me a good basis for my tax and private client work today.
I quickly realized that tax issues have a significant impact on business decisions. The interaction between private life and taxation is often even more complex: after all, personal motives usually carry more weight. This is how my interest in taxation arose. To immerse myself in this, I opted for the French-language evening course in taxation at the Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Fiscales in Brussels.
After completing the training, I started working at the Wealth Analysis & Planning department of Belfius bank. There I advised private clients by providing information about estate planning, inheritance law, marriage contracts, wills, civil partnership, stamp duties and inheritance taxes, income taxes and family businesses. I also gave presentations to selected groups of the bank’s clients.
During that period I followed the training to become a certified private banker, so that I also gained insight into the financial side of estate planning.
After an instructive period at the bank, I returned to the legal profession, because assisting clients gives me the most satisfaction. I did this for a period at the private clients department of the Brussels office of Loyens & Loeff. However, the plan to start my own firm had been in the back of my mind for some time. I took that step in 2012, under the name FB-Private Wealth Law.
Because tax questions from private individuals, expats and entrepreneurs also affect property law, I obtained a master after master in Notarial Law at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in 2018 with distinction. In this way I acquired a thorough knowledge of private law. Studying at the VUB felt so good that, as a teaching assistant, I now supervise students and give training / seminars. It gives me a lot of energy to work with young lawyers who are eager to learn. And I myself stay up-to-date in terms of knowledge for the diversity of questions from my own clients.
From 2021, the growth of the office will continue under the name FB-tax with a new positioning “clarity in tax diversity”. After all, diversity is in our DNA, coupled with high quality advice and assistance in disputes.
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Master in het notariaat –
Febelfin Academy, Brussel
Certified private banker
University of Cambridge
Summer School in English
Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Fiscales (ICHEC), Brussel
Diplôme en sciences fiscales.
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Licentiaat in de rechten.