Tijdens dit webinar bekijken we de impact van de Brexit vanuit het bedrijfsperspectief: dit is steeds, bij noodzaak, multidisciplinair. Ongeacht de onduidelijkheid op dit moment en de uiteindelijke vorm en modaliteiten van Brexit, zal deze belangrijke gevolgen hebben voor bedrijven en hun internationale handelsrelaties.  Bovendien, doordat het Engelse lagerhuis het ontwerp van Withdrawal Agreement heeft verworpen, wordt de kans op een harde Brexit of een Brexit zonder transitie elke dag groter.

Voor de bedrijfsjurist en voor de adviserende advocaat is van belang om de impact van de terugtrekking van het Verenigd Koninkrijk in te schatten.  Deze concrete impact zal zich laten voelen op verschillende vlakken, zoals:

  • Douane
  • BTW
  • Vennootschapsbelastingen
  • Transport
  • Leveringsvoorwaarden
  • Markering, labelling en onderliggende technisch vereisten voor producten (regulatoire regelgeving)
  • Licensies voor diensten
  • Bestaande en toekomstige contracten (contractherziening, interpretatie, contractbreuk of contractuele risico’s voor het bedrijf of voor leveranciers van het bedrijf, ...)
  • Behandeling van data en data verkeer (o.m. GDPR)
  • Gebruik van EU merken
  • Tewerkstelling & mobiliteit van werknemers van het bedrijf
  • Activiteiten van zelfstandigen die diensten verlenen aan het bedrijf

De impact is steeds bedrijfspecifiek, afhankelijk van de contactpunten met het Verenigd Koninkrijk, maar vereist dat elke activiteit en elk departement een Brexit screening doet. Tijdens dit webinar wordt u een overzicht gegeven van de verschillende Brexit-gevolgen die een bedrijf in overweging dient te nemen.


2 uur
  • Inleiding: Wettelijk kader van Brexit
    Meester Ine Lejeune
  • Douane, handel en transport
  • BTW
    Meester Lionel Van Reet
  • Regulatoire regelgeving
    Meester Karolien Vandenberghe
  • Contracten
  • Data en IP
    Meester Bart Vanstaen
  • Financiële contracten
    Meester Philip Van Steenwinkel
  • Werknemers en zelfstandige dienstverleners
    Mevrouw Nadja De Bie


Meester Ine Lejeune
Partner, Tax policy, dispute resolution & litigation PwC Legal

Ine is the partner responsible for building and leading the tax policy and tax litigation practice at PwC Legal.

Following her master in Law obtained at Ghent University (Ugent) cum laude (1984), she obtained a Degree in Taxation at the Fiscale Hogeschool (1986) with the Price for International Taxation.

Ine not only provides advice but also and especially litigation and dispute resolution services cross different taxes focusing on the EU and international law aspects (and the interaction with Belgian/National laws). Topics are broad ranging: dawn raids, data mining, exchange of information, anti-avoidance, protection of taxpayers by the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, fraud investigations, missing trader fraud, fixed establishments, financial services, gaming Tax, refusal of VAT deduction, non-Tax remedies,...). She has assisted with tax disputes and procedures before national courts in Belgium ( Tax Courts, Constitutional Court, Supreme Court). She has been or is involved in litigations in other Member States (Italy, Poland, Spain, the Netherlands, Croatia, Romania, the UK, Ireland and Lithuania) and the Court of Justice of the European Union (e.g. on issues such as fixed establishment, discount vouchers, transportation charged,...).

Ine assists clients in the context of tax audits and negotiates settlements with the administrative authorities including the special Tax Investigation Unit. She advises clients in developing a litigation strategy on the basis of national legislation, EU law and the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union and of the European Court of Human Rights.

Ine has successfully filed complaints with the European Commission resulting in infraction procedures and changes in national legislation in different countries resolving litigation cases.

Over a period of 30 years, Ine has built up extensive experience in (tax) policy services for private sector clients and private sector business groups/associations as well as for the European Commission (as the Global Relationship Partner at PwC for the EU Institutions and the expert responsible for more than 36 studies on taxation/VAT/customs and excise provided to DG TAXUD, the European Parliament and OLAF), Belgium (e.g. VAT grouping and other topics such as the feasiblity of SAF-T,...), other EU Member States and non-EU countries (UAE secondment for a 2-year project, the Gulf Cooperation Council, China and India).

She leverages her Network of Policy Contacts in Belgium within the administration and at government level and in other countries in order to resolve disputes amicable.

She has spoken at events organised by the OECD, the Tax Executive Institute (TEI), PwC, the European Commission, EU Member States (e.g. Fiscalis seminars), universities and various industry associations and conference organisers.

Ine was ‘Belgian Taxman 2009’ and was elected ‘5th Global Most Influential Tax Expert’ by Tax Business in 2006, while also being recognised as ‘1st Indirect Tax Expert’.

Ine is fluent in Dutch, English and French.

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Meester Lionel Van Reet
Partner, Customs PwC Legal

Lionel Van Reet is a Brussels-based Customs & International Trade Partner. Lionel is heading heading up PwC’s Customs & International Trade Belgian team. Lionel has also been appointed as PwC Europe Customs coordinator.

Over his 15+ years of experience in the field of Customs, International Trade, Excises and Energy Taxes, Lionel has acquired an extensive experience in the following areas:

  • Project leader on large tax aligned supply-chain optimisation projects (including: Global Trade compliance software implementation for pan-European activities)
  • Throughout the years, Lionel has gathered first-hand knowledge of the Customs valuation challenges (i.e. Royalties & Licences, Year-end adjustments, Optimization of customs value method,…) faced by companies operating across the globe in various regions (US, EU, China,…).
  • Set-up of both a customs corporate functions (to streamline and maximise efficiency) and regional customs support functions in shared service centres.
  • Engagement Manager of the implementation of the AEO certification at Belgian Customs Authorities (1 ½ year project).
  • “Cash-flow optimisation” assignments in various sectors (Food, Automotive, Chemicals, Pharma & Healthcare, Transportation) including working capital optimization, broker rationalizations projects;
  • Implement creative & efficient customs approved structure in various EU Member States in M&A deals (i.e. duty refund projects)
  • Major knowledge of  trade management, compliance and risk technical solutions (e.g. SAP GTS, Oracle GTM, Conex, Descartes, Track On Trade, …).
  • Major classification assignments (mass classification projects) for the Pharma & Healthcare & Manufacturing (Automotive & Steel) industries. 
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Meester Karolien Vandenberghe
Senior managing associate, PwC Legal

Karolien, an attorney qualified in Belgium and the United States, has practiced as an international trade and customs lawyer in the U.S., as well as an international commercial and contracts lawyer in Belgium for more than thirteen years. With a practice focused on cross-border aspects of business law, EU and U.S. customs law, and international trade, Karolien possesses significant international experience. In the U.S., Karolien has advised companies on economic sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) within the U.S. Treasury Department, on tariff classification under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS), valuation rules, the applicability of free trade agreements on operations (US CBP audits), preferential trade programs (e.g., GSP), country‐of-origin rules (e.g., Double Substantial Transformation), supply chain safety, and export compliance (EAR). In Belgium, Karolien has advised clients on commercial contracts related to goods and services (e.g., agencies, distributorships, data management, engineering and construction, operations, and sales), customs, international arbitration, conflict of laws, and international jurisdiction. In addition, Karolien has litigated commercial, criminal (e.g., fraud and money laundering), and customs disputes before the Belgian courts. Karolien holds a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (Philadelphia, U.S.), an LL.M. in Public Law from the University of Stellenbosch (Stellenbosch, South Africa), a law degree (cum laude) from the University of Antwerp (Antwerp, Belgium), and a pre-law degree from the Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix (Namur, Belgium). Karolien is admitted to practice in Belgium (Brussels Bar), the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia. Karolien speaks Dutch, English, French, and German. 

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Meester Bart Vanstaen
Advocaat-vennoot, PwC Legal

Bart is specialised in all areas of corporate law and structuring, M&A, commercial law and business contracts. Bart has extensive experience advising Belgian and international clients with domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. His involvement includes legal due diligence, legal structuring of transactions, drafting of transaction documentation, assistance with negotiations, signing and closing and post-acquisition restructurings.

He assisted various large corporates and other organisations with complex structuring, legal entity simplification and corporate transformational projects. He advised various multinational groups with the legal aspects and implementation of transfer pricing and value chain transformation projects.

He speaks Dutch, English and French.  

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Meester Philip Van Steenwinkel
Advocaat-vennoot, PwC Legal

Philip Van Steenwinkel has, as a lawyer, built up a wealth of transactional experience with various forms of financial operations, primarily in the area of capital market law (from plain vanilla bond issues to more structured transactions and securitisation operations), mobilising portfolios of credits and trade receivables, secured loans and derivatives.

He also deals with regulatory matters. As a lawyer, he helped to push ahead a number of innovative matters (such as setting up a first issue of project bonds in Belgium, the structuring of a number of covered bond programmes, a first public securitisation transaction in Belgium under the stringent European regulations and an investigation into the regulatory framework for crowdfunding) and has earned a solid reputation amongst clients for getting things done.

Philip has been acknowledged by the most renowned directories, including Chambers where he is ranked Band 4 in the Banking & Finance category, Best Lawyers where he is listed as Expert in the 2018 edition recently released in the Banking & Finance category for Belgium, and in the Structured Finance Law category, IFLR 1000 in the Banking and Capital Markets : Debts practice areas with the rating “Highly regarded”.

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Mevrouw Nadja De Bie
Senior managing associate, PwC Legal

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