Mr. Huyghe advises on corporate and international tax planning, with a focus on corporate restructuring. He also has extensive experience in tax controversy work and has successfully handled a number of major cases.
Representative Legal Matters
- Advising on the tax implications of the partial demerger of Baxter SA and Baxter Belgium SPRL in the framework of the worldwide spin-off by Baxter of its BioScience business to Baxalta.
- Assisting two US multinationals in the medical sector in the framework of their worldwide spin-off of a division and obtaining the relevant tax rulings.
- Assisting a US multinational active in consumer products in the divestiture of a business division and obtaining the relevant tax rulings.
- Obtaining a Belgian/Swiss bilateral advanced pricing agreement on the determination of the arm's length tolling and commission fee of the Belgian subsidiary of a US multinational active in consumer products.
- Obtaining a number of transfer pricing rulings on intra group financing and support activities.
- Defending Cobelfret before the CJEU.
- Defending Waypoint Aviation SA before the CJEU.
- Defending a Swiss multinational before the Supreme Court in the litigation on the usufruct of shares.
- Defending Nyrstar before the Tax Court and the Constitutional Court on the incompatibility of the foreign tax credit rules.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- International Fiscal Association (IFA), Belgian branch - Vice President
- American Chamber of Commerce - Member
- Belgian Association for Tax Lawyers - Member
- Brussels~Belgium (1986)
- Georgetown University Law Center (International Tax Law) (1991)
- Fiscale Hogeschool of Brussels (Post Graduate Degree Taxation, magna cum laude) (1986)
- Catholic University of Leuven (Law Degree, magna cum laude) (1985)
- Catholic University of Leuven (Bachelor's Degree Philosophy) (1984)
- Washington, DC
Co-author, "Transfer pricing in Belgium," International Transfer Pricing Laws, CCH
Co-author, "Chapter X - Dividends," The New US-Belgium Double Tax Treaty, Larcier, 2009