Loyens & Loeff

Food Law Classes - Session 8: Food Law in the Day-to-Day Business

Food Law Classes - Session 8: Food Law in the Day-to-Day Business

Loyens & Loeff Brussels

Rue Neerveldstraat 101-103

1200 Brussels


Webinar option available!

Starts : 26-04-2018 13.30

Content of the Class

We will focus on the financial and tax questions you may encounter on a daily basis as a food business operator. The VAT aspects of vouchers and discount coupons and the settlement thereof. We will provide you with tips & tricks on financing against receivables and inventory.

We will briefly address, through practical examples, the impact of the Belgian corporate income tax reform on the Food & Beverages sector. We will compare the amended Belgian rules with the current Dutch system, while also addressing the amendments that have been announced by the Dutch government.

We will also briefly address some industry-specific tax issues (e.g. tax treatment of food donations, tax deductibility of provisions for risks and charges and impairments on receivables).

For this Class, we are honoured to have Mr. Kyle Buttner as an external speaker. Mr. Buttner is Product Developer at Decoded, the world’s leading Tech Educator, and he will elaborate on blockchain and the impact/opportunities of it on the Food & Beverages industry. 


Kyle Buttner, Product Developer - Decoded

Marc Vermylen, Managing Partner,  heads the Loyens & Loeff Banking &Finance Practice Group in Belgium. He has considerable experience in project finance, secured financing, derivatives, clearing and settlement, financial restructuring and securitisation. He is particularly renowned for his expertise in Euroclear related matters, asset-based financing and the financing of large renewable energy projects.

Joost van Helvoirt, Partner, is a member of the Loyens & Loeff General Tax Practice. He specialises in Dutch corporate tax and cross-border investments and business activities between Germany and the Netherlands.

Nicolas Bertrand, Partner, co-heads the Family Owned Business and Private Wealth Practice Group of Loyens & Loeff in Belgium. He specializes in a wide range of international and domestic corporate tax issues including (cross border) corporate restructurings, double tax treaty matters, mergers and acquisitions, holding and financing structures, real estate, IP structures, or private equity partnerships.

Bert Gevers, Partner, heads the Loyens & Loeff Indirect Tax Practice Group in Belgium and the International Trade Team. He advises his clients on matters related to international and domestic exchange of goods and services. Matters such as international trade measures, customs valuation, origin, classification, export controls and economic sanctions, excise duties and VAT are familiar parts of his practice.


13.30 - 14.00: Registration

14.00 - 14.05: Welcome and introduction

14.05 - 14.50: Topic 1: Financing against receivables & inventory

14.50 - 15.30: Topic 2: Corporate income tax aspects in the F&B sector

15.30 - 16.00: Well-deserved coffee break

16.00 - 16.30: Topic 3: VAT aspects of vouchers and coupons

16.30 - 17.30: Topic 4: Blockchain


  • The Food Law Classes are graciously offered to Loyens & Loeff clients.

  • Other companies participate in the costs for the amount of EUR 345,- (excl. VAT) per class or EUR 2.900,- (excl. VAT) for 10 classes (applicable in case of registration at once).

  • The Food Law Classes will be open to law or science Master students (free of charge, admission upon motivation letter). 


Please click here to register

Seats are limited. Based on availability.




Got questions or would like to know more? Contact us at beneluxfoodlaw@loyensloeff.com.


Cancellation policy: In case of cancellation less than 10 days prior to the class, an administrative fee of EUR 75,- (excl. VAT) will be charged.