Natalie Reypens (Tax, Transfer Pricing) and Thomas Chellingsworth (Energy & Utilities, Competition & Regulatory) become partners of the firm in Brussels as of 1 July 2013.
Natalie Reypens is a member of the Tax department and heads up the Transfer Pricing team. She has built up an acknowledged expertise in the field of transfer pricing and assists Belgian and international clients – listed or private – through a global approach: negotiating advance agreements, preparing documentation files and assisting with tax inspections. Natalie also advises on restructuring programmes, mergers and acquisitions, when setting up intra-group financing companies, holdings and joint ventures.
Thomas Chellingsworth is a member of the Energy & Utilities team and coordinates the activities of the Competition & Regulatory team. He is an expert on regulatory issues related to the liberalised industries and particularly the energy sector. Thomas advises companies on traditional and renewable energy projects (onshore and offshore wind, solar, biomass, cogeneration) and energy network issues (network access, tariffs, closed distribution systems). He also has extensive experience of contentious matters in the energy sector.
Xavier Clarebout, member of the Management Team, welcomes these appointments with the comment: “We are delighted by the promotion of Natalie and Thomas, both talented experts in their respective fields. It demonstrates the determination of the firm to give our clients fine-tuned legal support which is adapted to a changing, demanding and competitive economic environment.”
Marc Vermylen, member of the Management Team, adds his own expression of satisfaction: “We are very pleased to welcome Natalie and Thomas as partners. Their respective expertise in Transfer Pricing and Energy have exciting potential and perfectly complement all core elements of our other practices. We highly recommend them to you.”
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