Real Estate Investment Management
While investors continually demand superior performance, the area of investment management is undergoing an unprecedented number of changes. With Loyens & Loeff as your investment management partner, you can tackle any cross-border legal, tax and regulatory challenge.
We are located in important European real estate investments markets. For the past 15 years, legal guides such as Legal500 and Chambers Europe have continuously assessed Loyens & Loeff as Tier 1 for Investment Funds (next to our Tier 1 ranking for Real Estate and Tax) – which truly makes us the go to-firm for your real estate investments.
ESG & Sustainable Investment
Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important factor in the decisions of investors, companies, consumers, shareholders and policy- and lawmakers. The broadly supported awareness for the Environmental Social and Governance (‘ESG’) objectives is reflected in many international voluntary standards as well as in an increasing number of European regulations to mobilise financing for sustainable growth.
Over the past years, international attention for sustainability and responsible business has increased. As a result, environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics have gained a prominent position
The anti-hybrid mismatch rules of the EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive (ATAD2) aim to prevent situations of a double deduction and a deduction without a corresponding inclusion of the income at the level of the recipient resulting from a hybrid mismatch. All EU Member States have implemented ATAD2 in their domestic laws as from 1 January 2019 (for Belgium) or as from 1 January 2020 and 1 January 2022 (for a.o. the Netherlands and Luxembourg).
Following the second EU anti-tax avoidance directive, the further implementation of the reverse hybrid rule entering into force as of 2022.
Implementing Pillar One & Pillar Two
To adapt international tax rules to an increasingly digitalised economy, the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework proposes a two-pillar overhaul of the existing system as from 2023/2024. Tax directors and their teams can already model the impact and assess opportunities for manageable restructurings to mitigate the increased complexity.
The new edition of the EU Tax Alert is available. With this publication we would like to keep you informed about the latest developments on EU tax law.
Substance & Tax Law
In recent years tax authorities have placed more emphasis on combatting the use of abusive and aggressive tax structures by companies operating across borders, to ensure fair taxation.
The European Commission recently issued a new proposal (ATAD 3). It is highly recommended that taxpayers assess the possible impact of the proposal and consider opportunities for strengthening their local footprint and/or restructuring.
In a Decree of 8 July 2022 the State Secretary of Finance withdraws the approval for the application of the exemption method for board member and supervisory board member fees.
Reform of Belgian property law
In the Book 3 "Goods" of the Civil Code the main goal of the legislator was to better structure, modernise and integrate the law on goods into a single code. Moreover, the new law on goods had to be functional, useful and flexible.
This contribution examines the new provisions of Book 3 on usufruct, ground lease and building lease that are relevant to commercial real estate transactions. From a practical point of view, the most