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Edoardo TRAVERSA
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Edoardo Traversa is part of the Tax Group. His work covers both direct and indirect taxation (VAT), in particular in their European and international contexts. In these areas, he advises and assists corporate, non-profit and individual clients in complying with the tax regulations, and represents them in litigation before domestic and European courts, in particular concerning the application of European treaties and directives, as well as international double taxation treaties. He also advises public authorities in these areas.

He is a professor at the University of Louvain (UCL), where he teaches courses in Belgian tax law (general course), business law (tax aspects) and European and international tax law.

Edoardo holds a law degree (UCL), a doctorate in tax law (UCL and University of Bologna) and a diploma in German law (Humboldt-Universität-Berlin).

He joined Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick in 2007 and was appointed Of Counsel in 2010.

 

Recent Matters

  • Assisting a multinational firm active in the banking & financial services industry in a judicial procedure on the treatment in VAT law of ancillary services to financial transactions.
  • Representation of a company before the European Court of Justice on the compatibility with EU law of a Belgian anti-abuse rule restricting the deductibility of intra-EU cross-border payments.
  • Assisting a large Belgian non-profit organisation in the area of animal protection before the tax administration on the nature of its activities for VAT purposes.
  • Representation of a company director in a criminal procedure relating to application of international and domestic rules of fiscal residence and transfer pricing.

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