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Olivier Querinjean

Partner
Member of the Tax group
Tax advisor

CMS DeBacker
Chaussée de La Hulpe 178
1170 Brussels
Belgium
Languages French, Dutch, English, German

Olivier specialises in Corporate Tax Law, focusing on the reorganisation or restructuring of companies as well as various cross-border transactions. He advises clients on all tax aspects of M&A operations - both national and international in scope, including mergers, demergers, stock or asset purchases, exchange of shares, MBOs, LBOs, joint ventures and spin-offs and negotiates agreements with tax authorities, notably with regard to restructuring. He also advises on taxation relating to employee profit sharing schemes.

In addition to advising, he engages in tax litigation.

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Relevant experience

  • Setting up of various estate planning structures in an international context
  • Advising a major French environmental services provider in connection with the reorganisation of its treasury management and the structuring of a dedicated Belgian financing entity
  • Advising a UK-based producer of zinc on the setting-up/implementation of transfer pricing policies and the negotiation of a tax ruling
  • Acting for a leading sugar producer in respect of the indirect acquisition of various starch facilities in Europe as well as on the tax-efficient post-acquisition restructuring
  • Advising major insurance companies on the restructuring of their Belgian based business activities
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Education

  • 2000 - Université Catholique de Louvain, UCL (Law Degree)
  • 2001 - Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Fiscales, ESSF (Special Degree in Tax law)
  • 2001 - Bar admission (Brussels, Belgium)
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Memberships

  • Lecturer at the Chambre Belge des Comptables, Experts Comptables et Conseils Fiscaux
  • Lecturer at FUCAM (CEFIAD)
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Publications

  • Olivier has written a number of publications and speeches on tax law
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Expertise

Tax
10/02/2016
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29/09/2017
Septem­ber 2017 News­let­ter
01/08/2017
New Bel­gian tax meas­ures an­nounced
On 26 Ju­ly 2017, the Bel­gian gov­ern­ment an­nounced that an agree­ment on new budget meas­ures had been reached. This agree­ment in­cludes the long-awaited cor­por­ate in­come tax re­form which is to be in­tro­duced in the com­ing months.
31/05/2017
May 2017 News­let­ter
02/06/2017
Fair­ness Tax – il­leg­al­ity par­tially con­firmed
Fol­low­ing the pre­ju­di­cial ques­tions asked in 2015 by the Con­sti­tu­tion­al Court, the Court of Justice of the European Uni­on (“CJEU”) an­nounced on 17 May 2017 an im­port­ant de­cision re­lat­ing to the “Fair­ness Tax”.
30/11/2016
Novem­ber 2016 News­let­ter
20/10/2016
Budget 2017 – new tax meas­ures an­nounced
On 15 Oc­to­ber 2016, the Bel­gian gov­ern­ment presen­ted its budget­ary agree­ment for 2017. In this con­text, sev­er­al tax meas­ures were an­nounced: With­hold­ing tax In prin­ciple, mov­able in­come (di­vidends, in­terest) is sub­ject to a fi­nal with­hold­ing tax at a rate of.
28/10/2016
Oc­to­ber 2016 News­let­ter
30/08/2016
Trans­fer pri­cing doc­u­ment­a­tion – Im­ple­ment­a­tion of BEPS Ac­tion 13...
A new Act has been ad­op­ted by Bel­gian Par­lia­ment in­tro­du­cing a leg­al TP doc­u­ment­a­tion ob­lig­a­tion in ac­cord­ance with BEPS ac­tion 13, which will enter in­to force for fin­an­cial years as of 1 Janu­ary 2016. Leg­al ob­lig­a­tion to sub­mit TP doc­u­ment­a­tion Through co­ordin­ated.
2016/10/27
Bel­gi­um | Budget 2017 – New Tax Meas­ures An­nounced
29/08/2016
Trans­fer pri­cing doc­u­ment­a­tion – Im­ple­ment­a­tion of BEPS Ac­tion 13...
A new Act has been ad­op­ted by Bel­gian Par­lia­ment in­tro­du­cing a leg­al TP doc­u­ment­a­tion ob­lig­a­tion in ac­cord­ance with BEPS ac­tion 13, which will enter in­to force for fin­an­cial years as of 1 Janu­ary 2016. Leg­al ob­lig­a­tion to sub­mit TP doc­u­ment­a­tion Through co­ordin­ated.
30/09/2016
Septem­ber 2016 News­let­ter
07/04/2016
CMS Guide - Trans­fer pri­cing: pro­ced­ures for the elim­in­a­tion...