Legal Services | Belgium
tel: +32 2 426 14 14 | fax: +32 2 426 20 30
Havenlaan 86C box 414 Avenue du Port | Brussels | 1000 | Belgium

Main Contacts

Gerd D. Goyvaerts

Tax Partner

Bernard Peeters

Tax Partner


Brussels, Belgium


Tiberghien is an independent law firm specialized in all fields of taxation. ALTIUS is a full-service independent law firm. In order to maximize our potential, top lawyers of Tiberghien and ALTIUS can share their views.

We provide a broad range of legal services to multinational companies and financial institutions in various industry sectors on international and Belgian transactions, as well as acting as the day-to-day counsel for Belgian companies and Belgian subsidiaries of many multinationals.

At ALTIUS/Tiberghien, we believe that it is important to fully understand the nature of each client's business, the markets in which it operates as well as comprehending the real business issues that under pin the matters we work on. Our large private client base and High Net Worth Individuals rely on our tailor made advice.

We aim to grasp the commercial considerations that underlie the transactions and the problems our clients bring to us. It is our objective to build long term relationships with our clients, with a clear emphasis on providing our services in a timely and cost efficient manner.

The lawyers in the firm aim to be positive and constructive. This enables a close working relationship between client and lawyer, resulting in clear, workable advice. We can react rapidly and adjust to changing business situations.

Year this Office was Established: 1939
Lawyers Worldwide: 200
Languages: English, Dutch, French, German and Spanish


Areas of Practice


Of Counsel

Bruno  Peeters

Bruno Peeters

Tax Of Counsel


Senior/Managing Associate

Amandine  Baltus

Amandine Baltus

Tax Senior Associate
Maryll  Callari

Maryll Callari

Tax Senior Associate
Alexander  De Bleeckere

Alexander De Bleeckere

Managing Associate
Elke  De Leeuw

Elke De Leeuw

Tax Senior Associate
Elisabeth  De Nolf

Elisabeth De Nolf

Tax Counsel
Kimberley  De Plucker

Kimberley De Plucker

Tax Senior Associate
Sarah  De Wilde

Sarah De Wilde

Tax Senior Associate
Stephanie  Gabriel

Stephanie Gabriel

Tax Senior Associate
Loulou  Geboers

Loulou Geboers

Tax Senior Associate
Maxime  Grosjean

Maxime Grosjean

Tax Senior Associate
Mitchell  Hoefman

Mitchell Hoefman

Senior Tax Associate
Nathalie  Lauwens

Nathalie Lauwens

Tax Senior Associate
Eleonore  Maertens de Noordhout

Eleonore Maertens de Noordhout

Tax Senior Associate
Gauthier  Mary

Gauthier Mary

Tax Senior Associate
Cedric  Paulus

Cedric Paulus

Tax Senior Associate
Rik  Smet

Rik Smet

Tax Senior Associate
Mathieu  Taverne

Mathieu Taverne

Tax Senior Associate
Katrien  Van Boxstael

Katrien Van Boxstael

Tax Senior Associate
Gilles  Van Namen

Gilles Van Namen

Tax Counsel
Ellen  Vandingenen

Ellen Vandingenen

Tax Senior Associate
Jessica  Vanhove

Jessica Vanhove

Tax Senior Associate
Carolyn  Vanthienen

Carolyn Vanthienen

Senior/Managing Associate
Matthias  Vekeman

Matthias Vekeman

Senior/Managing Associate
Hanne  Verlinden

Hanne Verlinden

Senior/Managing Associate
Gert  Vranckx

Gert Vranckx

Tax Counsel


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