After a master’s degree in law at Université Catholique de Louvain and a complementary Master in Tax Law at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Yi Lei Zheng started her career as a lawyer at Afschrift. She then joined De Broeck Van Laere & Partners and PwC Legal (Law Square).
Yi Lei obtained an Executive Master in Finance from the Solvay Brussels School, and thereby acquired new skills in finance, which is a perfect combination with her tax law specialisation, enabling her to provide clients with a broad spectrum of advice.
Yi Lei has an extensive knowledge of many areas of Belgian and international tax law, including international tax planning, corporate tax as well as negotiations with the tax authorities.
As a specialist in tax law, Yi Lei also assists clients in tax litigation procedures before all Belgian and European Courts, especially regarding tax fraud, investigative powers of the tax authorities, permanent establishment issues, application of tax treaties and anti-avoidance rules.
She has also successfully defended cases before the Belgian Supreme Court.
Yi Lei joined the Tax Department of CMS Belgium in December 2018.
Yi Lei is a Chinese and French native speaker and is fluent in Dutch and English.