I’m born in Liège in the early eighties where I grew up. After having spent some memorable time in Ghent, I have settled in Brussels. I am the proud and happy father of 3 amazing – but somewhat energy consuming – kids (2 girls and 1 boy). I have the most wonderful wife, who supports me in all my new ideas (like joining Ethikos or starting to learn piano at almost 40 years old). I’m always eager to learn and never afraid of shaking my own certainties. I like new challenges that help me to push back my own limits. JFK’s Moon Speech is one of my best sources of inspiration. During my free time, I enjoy reading books and listening to music. Some of my 100 books you must read before you die are “In the First Circle”, by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, “The Savage City”, by T.J. English and “Chernobyl Prayer”, by Svetlana Alexievich. I love the music of Philip Glass, above all Songs from Liquid Days, it perfectly fits with a glass of Laphroaig Quarter Cask Single Malt.
Alternative dispute resolution. Banking and finance. Benefits. Business Criminal Law. Civil. Commercial. Compliance. Consumer protection. Contract. Corporate. Data protection. Distribution. Environmental Law. Estate planning. Family Governance. Insurance. IP/IT. Liability. Litigation. Pension. Private equity. Private Wealth. Real estate. Tax.
Some people say: Laurent was able to solve a complex tax situation between the US and Belgium and proposed an efficient solution to manage an estate tax exposure of more than 25 million US dollars. He developed a rigorous and productive approach with internal and external counsels, making it possible to identify the best options.
Some people say: We appreciate to work with Laurent for his expertise, his understanding of our complex needs and his responsiveness. He assists us in the treatment of wealth structuring issues, both from a legal and tax standpoint, his opinion is very valuable to us. Other people say: I’m working with Laurent for more than 4 years, he is everything but complicated, always attentive, available, and reactive. He always meets the deadline. He has a pragmatic approach and can be creative where need be, while preserving legal certainty. In a nutshell, he is a great professional to work with.
Some people say: The best way to create our family business was unclear until we met Laurent. We admire the sagacity with which he made it possible to optimize both our wealth and activities through different companies and a holding structure, all covered by a favorable tax ruling. Other people say: Laurent is very responsive. He treats all requests promptly and with professional care. He helped us clarify and structure our project and, above all, made it understandable for the next generation. He is a real pedagogue.