Olivier Van Baelen

Counsel
Baker & McKenzie CVBA/SCRL

Biography

Olivier Van Baelen is a counsel in the Tax Practice Group in the Brussels office.

Before joining Baker McKenzie in 2017, Olivier started his career in a leading multinational professional services firm as an indirect taxes consultant. He then joined a leading Belgian taxation law firm, where he gained a decade of experience in indirect taxes, real estate taxation, and tax litigation.

Practice Focus

Olivier advises on indirect taxes, tax litigations and real estate taxation. He specializes in VAT.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Assisted with multiple due diligence and acquisition structuring projects.
  • Assisted several leading sports betting companies with VAT-related issues.
  • Defended a leading US travel commerce platform in a VAT litigation.
  • Advised companies in the healthcare, real estate, financial and insurance sector with VAT-related issues.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • International Fiscal Association (IFA), Belgian branch - Member

Admissions

  • Brussels~Belgium (2007)

Education

  • University of Leuven (Post-Graduate Tax degree) (2004)
  • Université Catholique de Louvain (Law degree) (2003)
  • Université Saint-Louis (Canadian law degree) (2000)

Languages

  • Dutch
  • English
  • French