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Rik Smet

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Rik graduated as Master of Laws (UGent) and obtained a Master after Master in Tax Law (University of Antwerp). After two years of practical experience, Rik worked on a proposal to reform personal income tax on behalf of the Minister of Finance. He then became an assistant at the University of Antwerp and worked on a doctoral thesis entitled "Tax Treaty Making in Federations", which he successfully defended in 2020. In addition, he is the author of several publications in tax law in the broad sense.

 

After an academic career of 6 years in total, he joined the Tiberghien office in 2020, where he mainly focuses on (international) corporate law cases.

Rik Smet

Associate - Brussels

Born in Sint-Niklaas, °1986.
Lawyer.
Joined the firm in 2020.

Practice Areas

International and European taxation

Corporate income tax

Tax law (general principles)

Double tax conventions

Multi-layeredness in taxation

Customs

Education

University of Antwerp (Doctor of Laws, 2020).

Continued Education Customs & Excise duties (2020).

University of Antwerp (LLM in Tax Law, 2013).

Ghent University (Master of Laws, 2011).

Languages

Dutch, French, English.

Other professional activities

Member of the Brussels Bar.

Postdoctoral researcher.

Teaching assistant University of Antwerp.

Member of board of directors Antwerp Tax Academy.

Author of numerous publications and lecturer on tax law.

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