Associate Tax Jobs in Brussels, Belgium

Our firm in Brussels offers its clients services in all areas of business law. Our specialty is our in-depth knowledge of certain key sectors of the economy, including information technology, media, life sciences, banking and finance, distribution and aerospace. We work for the most innovative, technologically advanced companies. We are proud of our values, respect, integrity, responsibility, and teamwork, of which diversity and inclusiveness is an integral part. Our Belgian tax practice is a broad-ranging practice (from advisory to litigation) with a particular focus on (international) tax planning, management incentives, Mamp;A and business restructurings.Fieldfisher is looking for a Tax Associate to join its ambitious and fast-growing tax practice (6 lawyers and 1 assistant) in Brussels.Our Belgian tax practice covers both direct and indirect taxation (e.g. corporate income taxation, transfer pricing, VAT, registration duties, excises).As an internationally oriented Belgian Tax Practice we regularly advise Belgian and international clients (working together with and leveraging other practices of our fast-growing international network) in all areas of taxation and frequently represent clients in connection with requests for advance tax rulings and tax litigations.We assist businesses at all stages of their life cycle. In particular, we have developed expertise in complex international tax issues (e.g. beneficial ownership and substance issues; value chain optimization; transfer pricing; VAT-fixed establishment issues; global restructurings; IP-management and optimization), management incentive plans and Mamp;A. Our corporate clients (from listed companies to scale-ups) are active in various sectors, with a particular focus on those from the technology, life sciences and real estate sectors.In addition, we assist high-net worth individuals on various tax related issued, including structuring their activities and investments and organizing the transfer of their estate.Finally, we are also active in the academic and scientific world as almost everyone in our team frequently lectures, give speeches and publishes contributions on various tax topics.RequirementsThe associate we are looking for:is passionate about (direct and indirect) taxes in the broadest sense with a specific interest in international tax matters (e.g. cross border transactions, structuring, transfer pricing) or in contentious tax (administrative or judiciary) matters;is eager to learn;has 3 to 6 years' experience of working in a tax department at an international law or consulting firm with relevant experience in litigious matters;holds a Master of Laws degree from a Belgian university followed by a tax degree, with strong academic records;is a team-player who likes to work autonomously;has excellent legal and analytical skills;is business-oriented and always looking for a pragmatic solution;wishes to be involved on international projects entailing daily contacts with foreign colleagues and clients;wishes to be involved in various academic projects (writing articles, giving seminars, etc.);wants to leave their mark on the development of the fast-growing Belgian tax practice;is fluent in Dutch/French and English, with a good command of the other national language; andhas good communication skills and a good team spirit.

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