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International Comparative Legal Guide: Private Client 2018

For effective estate planning at international level, one needs to get an in-depth understanding of a series of legal systems. It is only by comparing the pro’s and con’s of each system that one will be able to take the best informed decision. Given the increased complexity of tax and legal systems and the increased scrutiny of tax authorities, advising private clients becomes an even more delicate matter.

With this in mind the International Comparative Legal Guide: Private Client 2018 aims to cover common issues in private client laws and regulations – including pre-entry tax planning, connection factors, taxation issues on inward investment, succession planning, trusts and foundations, immigration issues and tax treaties – in 28 jurisdictions.

For the second year in a row, Loyens & Loeff contributed to the Belgium chapter. Saskia Lust and Nicolas Bertrand, Partners leading our Family Owned Business and Private Wealth Practice, shared their expertise and experience in order to assist high net worth individuals willing to live, do business or invest in Belgium.

Read the Belgium chapter here.

Access the full range of jurisdictions here.

Since the publication of our contribution,  the Belgian parliament approved the Corporate Income Tax Reform Act. Should you have any specific questions, do not hesitate to contact us. We will be pleased to update you on the latest developments (which are still ongoing as adjustments to the Corporate Income Tax Reform Act are currently being prepared via a Repair Bill).