Mr. Koenraad Geerts

Tel: +32- (0)16 - 23.78.46
Fax: +32- (0)16 - 36.99.47
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Mr. Philippe Vanderveeren

Tel: +32 (0)16 36.99.49
Fax: +32 (0)16 36.99.47
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Office Address

Frederik Lintsstraat 57
B 3000 LEUVEN

 

Contact

Publicaties

References seminars and publications

Seminars

  • '00: Speaker at the seminar "Uw zaak overlaten en gaan rentenieren", BACOB-Leuven, 19/10
  • '06: Speaker at the info session "Een zaak overnemen? Een doordachte keuze!?", Vlaamse Startersdag, Unizo, Leuven, 4 May 2006.
  • '06: Speaker at the course "Starten als zelfstandige door overname van een bestaande zaak", Syntra Leuven, 26 October 2006.
  • '06: Speaker at the course "Stoppen als zelfstandige of een partner nemen?", Syntra Leuven, 23 November 2006.
  • '07: Speaker at the seminar "Fiscaal optimaal onroerend goed verwerven, financieren en doorgeven", lecture "Overdracht en successie", in collaboration with PKF accountants and Consult Life, De Barrier, Houthalen, 15, 27 and 28 March 2007.
  • '07: Speaker at the seminar "Juridische en contractuele aspecten bij een overname", Overnamecoach, Unizo, KMO-Contact, Serwir, Sint-Niklaas, 7 May 2007.
  • '07: Speaker at the info session "Een zaak overnemen? Hoe pak ik het aan?", Vlaamse Startersdag, Unizo, Leuven, 10 May 2007.
  • '07: Speaker at the seminar "Juridische en contractuele aspecten bij een overname", KVABB, KBC-Leuven and Interhotel-Lummen, 6 and 11 September 2007.
  • '07: Speaker at the seminar "De beleggingsverzekeringen", lecture "Juridische aspecten of successie", in collaboration with Fortis AG and Consult Life, Hof te Rhode, Diest, 18 October 2007.
  • '08: Speaker at the seminar "Successieplanning" and "Fiscale aspecten van vastgoed in binnen- en buitenland, in collaboration with Xperia, Horst Castle, St.- Pieters-Rode, 30 January, 13 February and 6 March 2008.
  • '08: Speaker at the PFP Forum België, Masterclass "Fiscale regularisatie, wat men vaak vergeet...", ICC, Gent, 16 May 2008.
  • '08: Speaker at the seminar "Juridische en contractuele aspecten bij een overname", Overnamecoach, Unizo, KMO-Contact, Serwir-Sint-Niklaas, 27 May 2008, and Unizo-Limburg-Hasselt, 29 May 2008.
  • '08: Speaker at the seminar "Juridische en contractuele aspecten bij een overname", KVABB, TPC-Antwerp, 9 October 2008.
  • '09: Speaker at the seminar "Juridische en contractuele aspecten bij een overname", Overnamecoach, Unizo, KMO-Contact, Mechelen, 27 October 2009 and Gent, 29 October 2009.
  • ' 09: Speaker at the seminar "Manager of managementvennootschap", VOKA, Leuven, 18 November 2009.
  • '10: Speaker at the seminar "Manager of managementvennootschap", VOKA, Halle-Vilvoorde, 13 October 2010.
  • '11: Speaker at the seminar "Juridische en contractuele aspecten bij een overname", VOKA, Leuven, 27 October 2011.
  • '13: Speaker at the info session "Een zaak overnemen? Een doordachte keuze!?", Vlaamse Startersdag, Unizo, Leuven, May 2013.
  • '14: Speaker at the info evening " Fiscaliteit Michel I: tax shift?", Lions Aarschot, Gasthof Ter Venne, Aarschot, 6 November.
  • '14: Speaker at the info session "Fiscaliteit Michel I: roerend vermogen", Atfinco & Delta Lloyd & Frame, Winge Golf, 20 November 2014.
  • '15: Speaker at the seminar "Fiscaliteit Michel I: tax shift?", Fiscaal Centrum, Leuven, 26 February 2015.
  • '15: Speaker at the info evening "Onroerend goed en vennootschap, Interessant onder Michel I", ING, Leuven, 19 March 2015.
  • '15: Speaker at the seminar "Tweede verblijf en de fiscus, binnen - en buitenland", Leuvense accountants, 24 April 2015.
  • '15: Speaker at the info evening "Vastgoed Frankrijk & Spanje, Praktisch & fiscaal", Immo Horst, Holsbeek, 9 May 2015.
  • '15: Speaker at the info evening "Vastgoed binnen - en buitenland, Risico's & fiscaliteit", Atfinco & Delta Lloyd & Frame, Winge Golf, 19 May 2015.
  • '15: Speaker at the info evening " Vastgoed Frankrijk & Spanje, Praktisch en fiscaal", ING, Leuven, 26 November 2015.
  • '17: Speaker at the info evening 'Zomerakkoord Michel I, Gevolgen voor de ondernemer", Dulst, Blanden, 26 October 2017.

Publications

  • '98: Schijnzelfstandigen en managementvennootschappen, Nieuwsbrief Belgavoka, nr. 4, p.3
  • '98: Een bediende van een verzekeringstussenpersoon kan zich beroepen op de Wet op de arbeidsovereenkomsten van 1978, Tijdschrift voor Verzekeringen, 4, nr. 325, p.505.
  • '99: De nieuwe fiscale procedure, Ondernemers, nr. 4, April 1999, p. 117.
  • '00: Uw zaak overlaten en gaan rentenieren, Ondernemers, nr. 5, Mei 2000, p. 101.
  • '00: Uw zaak overlaten: Hoe hou ik de onderhandelingen geheim?, Ondernemers, nr. 10, October 2000, p.119.
  • '00: De nieuwe fiscale procedure, Nieuwsbrief Belgavoka, nr. 8, p.2
  • '01: Uw zaak overlaten: Een goede aandelentransactie is het halve werk, Ondernemers, nr. 1-2, January-February 2001, p. 119.
  • '02: Zeven manieren om de rechtbank te vermijden, Nieuwsbrief Belgavoka, nr. 10, p.2
  • '03: De managementvennootschap: een update, Juridisch nieuws van Geerts & Vanderveeren
  • '04: Een goede overnameovereenkomst is het halve werk, Juridisch nieuws van Geerts & Vanderveeren.
  • '05: Ruzie in het vennootschapshuishouden, Ambiance Professional, maandelijkse nieuwsbrief voor Horeca en Grootkeuken, April 2005.
  • '05: Wast u wit?, Juridisch nieuws van Geerts & Vanderveeren.
  • '05: Een goede overeenkomst is het halve werk, Ambiance Professional, May 2005.
  • '05: 7 manieren om de rechtbank te vermijden, Ambiance Professional, June 2005.
  • '05: Wie gaat u opvolgen?, Ambiance Professional, July2005.
  • '05: Horeca-enquête: BTW-tarief nog steeds te hoog?, Ambiance Professional, September 2005.
  • '05: Horeca-enquête: RSZ-lasten op personeel nog steeds te hoog?, Ambiance Professional, October 2005.
  • '05: Horeca-enquête: Fiscale druk nog steeds te hoog?, Ambiance Professional, November 2005.
  • '05: Horeca-enquête: en de andere knelpunten?, Ambiance Professional, December 2005.
  • '06: Rookverbod in de horeca, Ambiance Professional, February 2006.
  • '06: Brasserie Ambiance: Gaat Fernand Coppenolle zelf huren? Of zijn vennootschap? Ambiance Professional, March 2006.
  • '06: Voorafgaande beslissingen: voortaan kunt u rekenen op meer fiscale zekerheid, Fiscale Wenken, Kluwer, nr. 10, week 11, 2006.
  • '06: Wast u wit?, Ambiance Professional, April 2006.
  • '06: Voorafgaande beslissingen: Recente beslissingen van de vernieuwde rulingdienst, Fiscale Wenken, Kluwer, nr. 16, week 17, 2006.
  • '06: Fiscale Amnestie Bis, Ambiance Professional, May 2006.
  • '06: Stoppen, doorgaan, of …..?, Ambiance Professional, June 2006.
  • '06: Is de fiscale regularisatie interessant?, Fiscale Wenken, Kluwer, nr. 22, week 20, 2006.
  • '06: Was uw vakantiehuis wit, Zo krijgt u fiscale amnestie voor uw tweede verblijf, Netto/De Tijd, 02.09.06, p. 10 en 11 (Inzicht).
  • '06: Groeit uw vermogen belastingvrij?, Diverse inkomsten, Netto/De Tijd, 30.09.06, p. 14-17 (Main article).
  • '06: Na De Fiscale Amnestie de fiscale regularisatie, Buitenlandse onroerende inkomsten, Ambiance Professional, October 2006.
  • '06: Buitenlandse inkomsten, U vergeet ze voortaan maar beter niet aan te geven, Fiscale Wenken, Kluwer, nr. 32, week 38, 2006.
  • '06: Zeven Fiscale Aandachtspunten voor uw vermogen, Ambiance Professional, November 2006.
  • '06: Ruzie met de fiscus?, Ambiance Professional, December 2006.
  • '07: De programmawet van 27 december 2006: I: Fraudebestrijding en betere inning van de belastingen, Accountancy & Fiscaliteit, nr. 4, 1 February 2007
  • '07: De programmawet van 27 december 2006: II: wijzigingen in de personenbelasting, Accountancy & Fiscaliteit, nr. 5, 8 February 2007.
  • '07: De programmawet van 27 december 2006: III: de overige wijzigingen, Accountancy & Fiscaliteit, nr. 6, 15 February 2007.
  • '07: De wet houdende diverse bepalingen van 27 december 2006, Accountancy & Fiscaliteit, nr. 8, 1 March 2007.
  • '07: Niet aangegeven inkomsten vormen geen onderschatting van activa, Accountancy & Fiscaliteit, nr.22 , 14 June 2007.
  • '07: Several articles on www.taxtalk.be
  • '07: Goede afspraken, fijne familie, Vermijd ruzie via aandeelhoudersovereenkomst, Netto/De Tijd, 15.09.07, p. 22-24.
  • '07: Verhaalbaarheid erelonen advocaat nu ook bij KB vastgelegd, Fiscale Wenken, Kluwer, nr. 41, p. 1.
  • '08: Vruchtgebruik is geen huur, Meer zekerheid over vruchtgebruikconstructies, Netto/De Tijd, 01.03.08, p. 20-23.
  • '08: Geven zonder te nemen, RechtUIT, Netto/De Tijd, 01.03.08, p. 15.
  • '08: Voorafgaande beslissingen in fiscale zaken, Leuvens Baliekrant, January 2008, nr.1, p. 2.
  • '08: Is een Luxemburgse beleggingsverzekering een "veilig" alternatief voor de fiscale regularisatie? Fiscale Wenken, Kluwer, nr. 22, p.1.
  • '08: Het juiste bewijs, RechtUIT, Netto/De Tijd, 10.05.08, p. 17.
  • '08: Wat is het netto belastbaar inkomen?, Netto/De Tijd, 19.07.08, p. 41.
  • '08: Een goede huisvader beperkt successierechten, RechtUIT, Netto/De Tijd, 18.10.08, p. 19.
  • '08: Ruling over kosten eigen aan de werkgever,Fiscale Wenken, Kluwer, nr. 41, p.1.
  • '09: Interview in "Managementvennootschappen winnen aan populariteit", Trends, 23.04.09.
  • '09: Familiale opvolging na de afschaffing van de effecten aan toonder, Fiscale Wenken, Kluwer, nr.9, p.2-3.
  • '09: Fiscaal neutrale herstructurering, Fiscale Wenken, Kluwer, nr. 24, p. 1-2.
  • '09: Interview in "Zwart geld nekt KMO's, Cruciale overnames in het gedrang", Trends, 03.09.09.
  • '09: Hernieuwde focus op deontologie na financieel debacle, Nieuwsbrief Financiële Planning, November 2009 nr. 2, p. 10-11.
  • '09: Opgelet voor fiscale schulden!, Fiscaal bulletin Vandewinckele, Kluwer, 2009, nr. 22, p. 27-28.
  • '10: Een niet gesimuleerde overeenkomst volstaat, Fiscaal bulletin Vandewinckele, Kluwer, 2010, nr. 8, p. 31-32
  • '10: Fiscus houdt geen rekening met managementvennootschap, Fiscaal bulletin Vandewinckele, Kluwer, 2010, nr. 16, p.31-32.
  • '11: Nieuw begrip: fiscaal goed burgerschap? Fiscaal bulletin Vandewinckele, Kluwer, 2011, nr. 5, p.39-40.
  • '12: Verhuizen naar Knokke om geen gemeentebelastingen meer te moeten betalen? Fiscaal bulletin Vandewinckele, Kluwer, 2012, nr. 6, p.19-20.
  • '13: Is het lidgeld van een golfclub aftrekbaar? Fiscaal bulletin Vandewinckele, Kluwer, 2013, nr. 8, p.29
  • '14: Kan cliënteel verhuurd worden? Fiscaal bulletin Vandewinckele, Kluwer, 2014, nr .10, p. 1.
  • '14: Cassatie aanvaardt nog steeds vruchtgebruikconstructies, Ondernemers nr. 10, October 2014, p. 19.
  • '15: Cassatie aanvaardt onrechtmatig verkregen bewijs van de fiscus, on www.solverius.be
  • '15: Hoe uw buitenverblijf in Frankrijk aangeven? Hof Antwerpen (2 juni 2015) preciseert, on www.solverius.be

First, we try to work pre-emptively by being the Counsellor of entrepreneurs and by advising them on legal and fiscal matters.

In addition, we aim for solutions to the legal and tax problems of our clients that focus as much as possible on avoiding matters being taken to Court. In many cases the Court doesn’t offer any real solutions. We also want to distance ourselves from the many advocates who prolong legal procedures for their own benefit and at the expense of their clients.

A first advice within 24 hours is our goal. To us, advocates are professionals who solve interesting problems for interesting clients, and profit maximization never is our first concern.

Of course, we cannot guarantee that a particular procedure or negotiation will be "won", but we always do our utmost to provide the best possible result. In so doing, we systematically inform our clients of all billable hours, and costs and expenses involved.

In our relationship with our clients we strive for honesty and transparency. You will receive copies of all relevant documents. You can go along to the court hearing. We also systematically keep you informed of all that is going on. We always ask for your approval before we send anything out. We plan our work so that no loose ends remain.

Apart from the first free advice via this site, by e-mail or by phone, we charge a base rate of 100.00 EUR, excluding VAT, per NET billable hour. We give an estimate of the total cost.

The fees can be adjusted to a higher rate or a certain percentage of the value of the case, depending on the result of the advice or the procedure. NET billable hours do not include waiting at the Court, travel time, or the many small breaks specific to the profession of a lawyer. Apart from billable hours (in a given case) there are general hours. General hours pertain to study and training, office administration and organisation, short and free advice (by telephone), and representation.

In addition to this hourly rate there are still some administration costs (per fax, letter, ...) at the usual flat rates.

Services Act: should you have any complaints, then you can contact the President of the Bar Association of Leuven, cf. www.balieleuven.be, where you will also find more information on our (insurance against) professional liability.

 

AVG-GDPR

Organization: Geerts & Vanderveeren FV, established in Frederik Lintsstraat, 57, 3000 Leuven, is responsible for the processing of personal data as shown in this privacy statement.

Contact details:Geerts & Vanderveeren FVFrederik Lintsstraat 57 3000 Leuven Tel: 32 16 23 46 78 www.solverius.be This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How we protect personal data:de Geerts & Vanderveeren FV takes the protection of your data seriously and takes appropriate measures to prevent abuse, loss, unauthorized access, unwanted disclosure and unauthorized changes.If you have the impression that your data is not properly protected or there are indications of abuse, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Responsible Data Protection Officer:Lawyer handling your case, Koenraad Geerts or Philippe Vanderveeren

Personal data that we process: Geerts & Vanderveeren FV processes your personal data because of our legally defined powers and obligations [1], because you use our services and / or because you (have) provided them to us.

Below you will find an overview of the personal data that we (possibly) process:

- First and last name-

Sex- Date of birth- Birthplace- Address data- Telephone number- E-mail address- IP address-

Other personal data that you actively provide, for example by creating a profile on this website, in correspondence and by telephone

- Location data

- Information about your activities on our website

- Data about your surfing behavior across different websites (for example because this company is part of an advertising network)

- Bank account numberSpecial and / or sensitive personal data that we process. [2]

Geerts & Vanderveeren FV processes (possibly) the following special and / or sensitive personal data of you:

- criminal history, facts or convictions

- details of persons younger than 16 years of age

- personal data evidencing racial or ethnic origin, political views, religious or philosophical beliefs, or union membership, and processing of genetic data, biometric data for the unique identification of a person, or data on health, or data with regard to a person's sexual behavior or sexual orientation.

Our website and / or service does not intend to collect data about website visitors under the age of 16. Unless they have permission from parents or guardian or we are bound by the implementation of our legal obligations.However, we cannot check whether a visitor is older than 16. We therefore advise parents to be involved in the online activities of their children, to prevent data about children being collected without parental consent.If you are convinced that we have collected personal information about a minor without that permission, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For which purpose and on what basis we process personal data: the Geerts & Vanderveeren FV processes your personal data for the following purposes:

- to comply with the legal obligation imposed on the Geerts & Vanderveeren FV;

- to look after the vital interests of you or another natural person;

- for the performance of a task in the public interest or a task in the context of the exercise of public authority that is (possibly) assigned to the Geerts & Vanderveeren FV;

- for the protection of the legitimate interests of the Geerts & Vanderveeren FV or third parties [3];

- processing for archiving in the public interest, scientific or historical research or statistical purposes;

- The handling of your (possible) payments- Sending our newsletters and (eventual) advertising messages

- Being able to call or e-mail you if this is necessary to be able to perform our services;- Inform you about changes to our services and products;

- Offer you the possibility to create an account;

- To deliver goods and services to you;

- The Geerts & Vanderveeren FV also processes personal data if we are legally obliged to do so, such as data that we need for our tax return;

Automated decision-making: the Geerts & Vanderveeren FV does not take decisions based on automated processing about matters that can have (significant) consequences for people.

This is about decisions that are made by computer programs or systems, without a human being (for example an employee of Geerts & Vanderveeren FV) among them. [4]

Geerts & Vanderveeren FV uses the following computer programs or systems: Microsoft Office

How long we store personal data: the Geerts & Vanderveeren FV does not store your personal data any longer than is strictly necessary to realize the purposes for which your data is collected.We use the following retention periods for the following (categories) of personal data: 8 years for tax reasons.Sharing of personal data with third parties: the Geerts & Vanderveeren FV does not sell your data to third parties and only provides this if this is necessary for the implementation of our legal obligations and powers or the agreement with you.We enter into a processing agreement with companies that process your data on our behalf to ensure the same level of security and confidentiality of your data (unless these are themselves AVG / GDPR compliant).The Geerts & Vanderveeren FV remains responsible for these processes.

Cookies, or similar techniques, that we use: the Geerts & Vanderveeren FV only uses technical and functional cookies, and analytical cookies that do not infringe on your privacy.A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer, tablet or smartphone when you first visit this website. The cookies we use are necessary for the technical operation of the website and your ease of use. They ensure that the website works properly and, for example, remember your preferences. We can also use this to optimize our website.You can opt out of cookies by setting your internet browser so that it no longer stores cookies.In addition, you can also delete all information that was previously saved via the settings of your browser.Viewing, adjusting or deleting data: You have the right in principle to view, correct or delete your personal data. In addition, you have the right to withdraw your possible consent to data processing or to object to the processing of your personal data by the Geerts & Vanderveeren FV and you have the right to data transferability. This means that you can submit a request to us to send the personal data that we hold about you in a computer file to you or another organization mentioned by you.You can send a request for access, correction, deletion, data transfer of your personal data or request for withdrawal of your consent or objection to the processing of your personal data to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .To ensure that the request for inspection has been made by you, we request that you send a copy of your proof of identity with the request. Make in this copy your passport photo, MRZ (machine readable zone, the strip with numbers at the bottom of the passport), passport number and Citizen service number (BSN) black. This is to protect your privacy.The Geerts & Vanderveeren FV likes to respond as quickly as possible, but within thirty days, at your request.You should bear in mind that the Geerts & Vanderveeren FV will not be required to comply with your request for inspection, correction, removal or transfer. This is because of our legal obligations, reasons of general interest (preservation, statistical analysis, scientific or historical research), for the establishment, exercise or substantiation of a legal claim or the justified exercise of the right to freedom of expression and / or information. [ 5]

The Geerts & Vanderveeren FV would also like to point out that you have the option of submitting a complaint to the national regulator. This is possible via the following contact details:

Commission for the protection of privacy

Drukpersstraat 35, 1000 Brussels32

(0) 2 274 48 0032 (0) 2 274 48 35 commission (at) privacycommission.be

 

[1] See here: Article 488 Judicial Code and further, and in particular Article 495 Judicial Code.[2] Articles 8, 9 and 10 of the General Data Protection Regulation define different categories of special and / or sensitive data: Including the processing of data from minors, criminal data or the processing of personal data of racial or ethnic origin, political views, religious or philosophical beliefs, or membership of a union, and processing of genetic data, biometric data for the unique identification of a person, or data on health, or data relating to a person's sexual behavior or sexual orientation.

[3] In accordance with the mandate of the Geerts & Vanderveeren FV, these are primarily the legal profession and the litigant.

[4] In accordance with Article 35 of the General Regulations

 

 

Fees

Tax law

  • Negotiations with the tax authorities (objection, ruling, ...)
  • Tax litigation before courts and courts of appeal
  • Advice on personal income tax, corporate income tax, tax for legal persons, VAT, registration duties, regional and local taxes, national and international

Estate planning

  • (Fiscal) structuring of family (and other) capital and successions
  • Assistance in repatriation of capital and real estate transactions in France

Company law

  • Drafting and negotiating of statutes, bylaws and shareholder agreements
  • Establishment of management companies
  • Assistance in withdrawal/exclusion of partners
  • Negotiations regarding acquisition, merger or splitting up of companies

Commercial law

  • Drafting of various contracts (licensing, agency, ...)
  • Litigation before courts and courts of appeal

Financial law

  • Mortgage and other foreclosures

Social law

  • Settling dismissals and bogus self-employments
  • Litigation concerning social law including industrial accidents

Examples

  • A customer was charged the infamous tax penalty by 309% because he had forgotten to declare the advantage of the "free" use of his current account. Through our mediation the penalty was entirely waived and the customer only had to pay the normal tax on the advantage.
  • Three consultants work together within one company. After a number of meetings with our office, we were able to draw up an agreement that satisfied all their aspirations.
  • Two clients had inherited some of their father's real estate along with an amount of tax debts to the same value. Through our mediation the debts were greatly reduced and the legal proceedings that had been dragging on for more than twenty years came to an end.
  • A client had practiced her liberal profession together with three other individuals in two companies. She wished to terminate the cooperation and we ensured that she got a legitimate compensation for her shares.
  • A client had worked abroad for some years but had not declared that income. We negotiated for several months with the tax authorities to regularise this revenue and came to an agreement so that the funds became legally acquired.
  • A client was importing from a southern European country. We drafted the distribution agreement. Another started with a new product in Belgium that he was licenced to commercialize. We took care of the sublicense contracts.