Brent Springael is a Belgium based tax lawyer.

His practice covers the full range of business-related tax matters, domestically and internationally. However, his main areas of expertise are intellectual property related tax matters in a wide variety of sectors, as well as aviation related advisory work. He also regularly advises non-profit associations on their direct and indirect tax status.

Brent’s international tax experience (including in the private equity sector) is strengthened through his secondment roles with the Luxembourg office of NautaDutilh and the New York office of Sidley Austin LLP. He currently heads the Belgian tax pratice of the international law firm Bird & Bird LLP.

Brent was admitted to the Brussels Bar in 1999. Backed by his experience, Brent has written and spoken extensively on the practical implications of, amongst others, the Belgian and other European patent box regimes, the taxation of copyright income, royalty taxation, aircraft financing, holding company regimes, and non-profit association’s tax rules in leading Belgian and international tax reviews.

He holds membership of the Tax and Legal Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Belgium, and of the Belgian branch of the International Fiscal Association (IFA). He is also an associate member of the Federation of European and International Associations in Belgium (FAIB).


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