Meeting of IR Global Colleagues: Sébastien Watelet meets with Rosenberg & Estis, P.C.
Published 07 Aug, 2019
Sébastien has been made a Committee Member for the Tax Law Group in 2020. As a longstanding member of IR Global, the group will no doubt benefit from his experience.
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A lawyer at the Brussels Bar since 2002, Sébastien advises his clients on issues relating to tax law in general, financial criminal law and business law. In the disputes between his clients and the tax authorities, he intervenes at all stages from pre-litigation to administrative litigation and legal proceedings. He regularly negotiates with the tax administration or with members of the Cabinet of the Minister for Finance.
He has developed expertise in intellectual property taxation. In this regard, he advises businesses of all sizes as well as their directors on the strategy to develop in the field of valuation of intellectual property and in particular of copyright. He has secured a number of advance rulings on the tax treatment of royalties for professions such as journalists, computer experts, advertising agency creative talents, conference speakers or artists. He regularly gives conferences on the subject.
Sébastien holds a law degree from the Katholieke Universiteit van Leuven (1999), a Diploma in Legal Studies from King’s College London (1999), a special degree in Tax Law from the Free University of Brussels (2000) and a Master’s Degree in Intellectual Rights from the Katholiek Universiteit van Leuven (2015).
He has been a partner since 2007.
He practices in French, Dutch and English.
Sébastien is the author and co-author of various books and articles of doctrine:
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