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About us

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.

International focus

With four home markets – Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg 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 2019

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’.

Excellent rankings in the Legal 500 EMEA 2019

In the Tax category, we prolonged our Tier 1 ranking in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. The tax department of Loyens & Loeff is valued by clients for being "responsive, flexible and creative" and for having a "strong Benelux presence". The Belgium office held on to its Tier 1 ranking in the categories Food, Energy, Food & Beverage and Retail. We entered as well as Tier 1 in the category Not-for-Profit.