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Saskia Lust, co-head of our Family Owned Business and Private Client practice, wrote an article on the Belgian ‘Cayman tax’ and its impact on wealth and estate planning in Belgium. This article, published in the Trusts and Trustees journal of 28 December 2017 (Oxford University Press), is the written reproduction of the presentation Saskia Lust gave at the Benelux STEP Conference in Luxembourg on 26 September 2017. The Belgian federal government has reinforced the Cayman tax, as part of a…...

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Saskia Lust, co-head of our Family Owned Business and Private Client practice, wrote an article on the Belgian ‘Cayman tax’ and its impact on wealth and estate planning in Belgium. This article, published in the Trusts and Trustees journal of 28 December 2017 (Oxford University Press), is the written reproduction of the presentation Saskia Lust gave at the Benelux STEP Conference in Luxembourg on 26 September 2017. The Belgian federal government has reinforced the Cayman tax, as part of a…...

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The Belgian VAT exemption has been restricted since December 2017 upon request of the European Commission. While article 148 of the EU VAT Directive provides in a VAT exemption for “vessels used for navigation on the high seas” the Belgian VAT exemption only spoke of ‘seagoing vessels’[1] so that it did not matter whether those vessels were effectively used for an activity on the high seas. This interpretation was considered too broad and thus not in line with the EU VAT Directive. The…...

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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…...

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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…...