Jean is a partner and a tax specialist focusing on national and international taxation, and advising both companies and individuals. He has experience in handling tax audits and tax disputes, including negotiating settlements with the Belgian tax authorities. He assists clients in corporate tax law matters related to national and cross-border M&A, international incentive plans set ups, as well as restructurings. Jean also advises clients on taxation related to immigration and emigration of companies and individuals. He has developed an expertise in cross-border taxation, with a focus on Belgium and France. He is also a member of the firm's French Desk.
Jean is also particularly interested in the tax aspects of the Belgian sharing economy legislation, and tax related crypto / NFT questions.
Jean is a member of the Brussels Bar since 2013, and has been admitted to the Paris Bar between 2018 and 2021. He is a member of the Belgian association of tax lawyers (BATL) and the French Institut des avocats conseils fiscaux (IACF). He is also a member of the Belgian branch of the International Fiscal Association (IFA).
He is recognized by independent international legal directory "Leaders League" as "Excellent" in corporate tax and "Highly recommended" in tax aspects of wealth management, and as a key lawyer by The Legal 500.
Before joining Advisius, he spent over 8 years working in a top-tier Benelux law firm for which he spent 3 years in the firm’s Paris office.
Jean is also yearly invited to teach Belgian taxation in a multidisciplinary Master dedicated to the creation of SMEs (UCL).
Jean speaks French, Dutch and English.
Jean’s academicals are law (UCL), International and European taxation (University of Tilburg, NL), and Belgian taxation (Solvay Business School).
He is the author of several publications. Most recently he published articles about:
- The new France-Belgium tax treaty: a detailed analysis from the Belgian perspective;
- Taxation of artists in international cases;
- The "substantial participation" clause in the new France-Belgium tax treaty from a Belgian perspective.
- Louvain-La-Neuve (UCL), Law
- University of Tilburg, International and EU Tax
- Solvay Business School, Tax
- French (native)