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Olivier Querinjean

Member of the Tax group
Tax advisor

CMS DeBacker
Chaussée de La Hulpe 178
1170 Brussels
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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  • 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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  • Lecturer at the Chambre Belge des Comptables, Experts Comptables et Conseils Fiscaux
  • Lecturer at FUCAM (CEFIAD)
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  • Olivier has written a number of publications and speeches on tax law
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May 2017 News­let­ter
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