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Quo vadis Belgian Football: challenges and perspectives

Speaker: Daan Buylaert and Vincent Vercauteren
18 December 2018 | 12 am - 3 pm | Tour&Taxis, Brussels

Lunch debate in cooperation with Altius Lawyers

Operation Zero, a criminal investigation into corruption and financial fraud has shaken Belgian football to its core. A dawn raid on clubs, football agents, journalists and referees has led to several arrests, with several protagonists currently remaining in custody. Subsequent football leaks revelations have done little to ease the general mood.
Time for a round-up and debate on the challenges faced by Belgian football and the prospective solutions.
The following topics will be debated:
  • The current tax and social security regime for professional footballers/clubs (Daan Buylaert, Tiberghien and Sven Demeulemeester, Altius)
  • The draft Bill revising benefits for sport clubs (Roel Deseyn, Member of Parliament (followed by panel discussion in relation to draft Bill))
  • Intermediaries: current legal and regulatory framework and envisaged changes (Alexander Vantyghem and Niels Verborgh, Altius)
  • Operation Zero: the tax implications for affected clubs – “tax and ethics in a new era” (Daan Buylaert and Vincent Vercauteren, Tiberghien)
  • Operation Zero: football, (big) money and its excesses (Michaël Dantinne, ULg and Grégory Ernes, Altius)
Tuesday 18 December 2018, from 12 am until 3 pm
Altius & Tiberghien offices - Havenlaan 86C Avenue du Port - 1000 Brussels

This event is free-of-charge and will be held in Dutch and French. The number of attendees is limited.
For more information, please contact Tiberghien marketing at +32 2 773 40 00 or
If you are unable to attend and would like to nominate a colleague, then please forward this invitation or provide us
with your colleague’s contact details.

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Speaker: Daan Buylaert and Vincent Vercauteren
Tiberghien Brussels

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