Associate – Tax

Our firm in Brussels offers its clients services in all areas of business law. Our specialty is our in-depth knowledge of certain key sectors of the economy, including information technology, media, life sciences, banking and finance, distribution and aerospace. We work for the most innovative, technologically advanced companies. We are proud of our values, respect, integrity, responsibility, and teamwork, of which diversity and inclusiveness is an integral part. Our Belgian tax practice is broad-ranging practice (from advisory to litigation) with a particular focus on (international) tax planning, management incentives, M&A and business restructurings.

Fieldfisher is looking for Tax Associate to join its ambitious and fast-growing tax practice (5 lawyers and 1 assistant) in Brussels.
Our Belgian tax practice covers both direct and indirect taxation (e.g. corporate income taxation, transfer pricing, VAT, registration duties, excises).
As an internationally oriented Belgian Tax Practice we regularly advise Belgian and international clients (working together with and leveraging other practices of our fast-growing international network) in all areas of taxation and frequently represent clients in connection with requests for advance tax rulings and tax litigations.

We assist businesses at all stages of their life cycle. In particular, we have developed expertise in complex international tax issues (e.g. beneficial ownership and substance issues; value chain optimization; transfer pricing; VAT-fixed establishment issues; global restructurings; IP-management and optimization), management incentive plans and M&A. Our corporate clients (from listed companies to “scale-ups”) are active in various sectors, with a particular focus on those from the technology, life sciences and real estate sectors.
In addition, we assist high-net worth individuals on various tax related issued, including structuring their activities and investments and organizing the transfer of their estate.

Finally, we are also active in the academic and scientific world as all of our members frequently lecture, give speeches and publish contributions on various tax topics.
Requirements

The associate we are looking for:
• is passionate about (direct and indirect) taxes in the broadest sense with a specific interest for international tax matters (e.g. cross border transactions, structuring, transfer pricing) or for contentious tax (administrative or judiciary) matters;
• is eager to learn;
• has 3 to 6 years’ experience of working in a tax department at an international law or consulting firm with relevant experience in litigious matters;
• holds a Master of Laws degree from a Belgian university followed with a tax degree, with strong academic records;
• is a team-player who likes to work autonomously;
• has excellent legal and analytical skills;
• is business-oriented and always looking for a pragmatic solution;
• wishes to be involved on international projects entailing daily contacts with foreign colleagues and clients;
• wishes to be involved in various “academic projects” (writing articles, giving seminars, etc.);
• wants to leave their mark on the development of the fast-growing Belgian tax practice;
• is fluent in Dutch or French and speaks English well, with a good command of the other national language; and
• has good communication skills and a good team spirit.

Benefits
We offer you the opportunity to take part to an exciting but demanding project involving the launch of a tax practice within a young, stimulating, enriching and international environment with a friendly atmosphere. We have a development programme that will help you further build your skills (trainings, seminars) and experience at speed. Furthermore, we work hard to make sure our lawyers gain exposure to business development and have the opportunity to work on exciting projects, enabling them to make a real impact on their personal growth and on the firm’s. We offer you an attractive and competitive compensation for your work.

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contactgegevens

Boulevard Louis Schmidt 29, 1040 Etterbeek
https://apply.workable.com/fieldfisherbelgium/j/D420A731B9/
alison.brabant@fieldfisher.com

Contact

Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten
bij de balie te Brussel
Gerechtsgebouw
Poelaertplein
1000 Brussel

Tel. 02/508 67 62
Fax 02/514 22 66
orde@baliebrussel.be

KBO nr: 248012469

 

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