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Luc De Broe

Laga

Berkenlaan 8a
1831 Brussels / Diegem
Belgium

Tel: +32 2 800 70 10
Fax: +32 2 800 70 02
Email: ldebroe@laga.be

Luc De Broe joined the tax litigation team at Laga in 2010. Before joining the firm, he was partner and senior counsel with Stibbe.

Luc has been a member of the Brussels Bar since 1982. He is also a professor of tax law at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL). Since 2007, he has been a member of the executive committee of the International Fiscal Association (IFA).

Luc is the author of numerous articles on Belgian, international and European tax law. In 1988, he was awarded the Mitchell B. Carroll Prize of IFA for his manual on cross-border leasing between Belgium and the US. In 2008 he published the book, Tax Planning and the Prevention of Tax Avoidance.

Luc graduated from the KUL and earned a master of laws from the Northwestern University School of Law in 1986. Luc also earned a degree in tax law from the Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Fiscales Bruxelles in 1987 and earned a doctorate from the KUL in 2007.




Astrid Pieron

Mayer Brown

Avenue des Arts 52
1000 Brussels
Belgium

Tel: +32 2 551 5968
Fax: +32 2 502 5421
Email: apieron@mayerbrown.com
Website: www.mayerbrown.com

Astrid Pieron has more than 30 years of tax experience, which includes 25-plus years of focus on international taxation. Her practice covers the fiscal aspects of financial functions within multinational groups, tax optimisation of mergers and acquisitions, structuring of financial products and investment funds, and general assistance to private equity deals. Astrid has had a primary geographic emphasis on Brussels and Luxembourg throughout her career, and together with Mayer Brown's Paris office (which won the 2006 Private Equity Award) she is advising on most of the significant private equity transactions that directly or indirectly are connected to the Benelux countries.

In addition to her transactional work, Astrid has substantial background in tax controversy matters, including assistance with tax litigation and negotiation of rulings with the tax authorities in Belgium and Luxembourg. Her experience in transfer pricing controversy includes examination, appeals and advance pricing agreements. She also counsels on the transactional aspects of transfer pricing, such as structuring European transfer pricing policy for US manufacturing groups operating in Europe. Astrid's related work involves advising on the conversion to commissionaire structures as well as on the fiscal optimisation of financial vehicles within multinational enterprises (such as captive insurance companies, treasury centres, and investment funds).

Before joining and subsequently becoming a partner in Mayer Brown's Brussels office in 2007, Astrid practised in Brussels and Luxembourg with two of the world's leading tax and accounting firms: Deloitte (2002 to 2006) and Arthur Andersen (1981 to 2002). Reflecting her multinational practice, she is fluent in French, Dutch, and English.




Danny Stas

Laga

Berkenlaan 8a
1831 Brussels / Diegem
Belgium

Tel: +32 2 800 70 11
Email: dstas@laga.be

Danny Stas joined Laga in January 2012. He began his career as a VAT consultant with Arthur Andersen and later worked as a partner at Tiberghien. He is a tax lawyer specialised in VAT, in particular with respect to real estate and financial transactions as well as eco-taxes and contributions.

As a Laga partner, Danny focuses on VAT consulting for Belgian clients in the private and public sectors and the broad corporate market at national and international level.

Danny earned a degree in law from KUL, Leven (1994) and a degree in tax and accounting from Vlerick, RUG (1995). He has authored several books and articles discussing VAT related matters.




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