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Daniel GARABEDIAN
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Daniel Garabedian specialises in counselling and litigation in tax law, primarily for major corporations. As one among the 20 Belgian attorneys with the legal title of “Avocat à la Cour de cassation”, he handles proceedings in all areas before the Court of Cassation.

Daniel is a professor at the University of Brussels (ULB), where he teaches tax law and company tax law and is the director of the Master in tax law.

He is a former member of the Permanent Scientific Committee of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) and a former president of the Belgian IFA branch.

He holds a law degree (1982) and a special degree in tax law (1983) from the University of Brussels (ULB), and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, USA, 1985.

Daniel has been a Partner at Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick since 1990.

Recent matters

  • Tax advice to several multinational groups on structuring and financing aspects.
  • Tax advice to a major international retail group for design and implementation of a restructuring into business lines.
  • Tax advice in the context of restructuring the banking sector.
  • Representation of an agro-food group before the Court of Justice of the European Union and the Belgian Court of Cassation in a lawsuit on the deduction of costs paid to foreign companies.
  • Representation of an international energy group in a lawsuit dealing with international taxation.Acting in tax prosecutions and prosecutions on laundering the proceeds of a tax fraud.
  • Assisting a major Belgian bank in tax lawsuits with respect to compliance of the Belgian participation exemption with the EC Dividends Directive.

Market recognition

  • For years, Daniel Garabedian has been ranked as a leading tax lawyer by the authoritative directories such as Chambers and Legal 500. He is the Belgian tax lawyer listed in Euromoney’s Expert Guide ‘The Best of the Best’. He is listed among the ‘Tax Controversy Leaders’ of the International Tax Review.
  • “‘Daniel Garabedian is brilliant’, states one adviser. ‘According to our perception he is one of the top professionals in Belgium.’” - World Tax 2011/2012
  • “Daniel Garabedian receives praise from all corners. As one source comments, ‘He is a tax genius with a brilliant logical mind.’” - Chambers Europe 2012

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