François-Xavier Eeckhout

Lawyer - Partner

Areas of expertise

  • Tax law
  • Business law

A lawyer at the Nivelles Bar since 2007, François-Xavier advises his clients on Belgian or international tax law, (including OHADA member countries), as well as on business law.

In tax matters, his preferred activities are advising commercial companies and their directors, fiscal planning (operational and inheritance planning), and assisting taxpayers with the administrative or judicial litigation procedures they may encounter.

In business law, he guides his clients in the drafting and negotiation of their commercial contracts, and advises them both in terms of company law and company reorganisation (split, merger, judicial reorganisation). His practice also extends to questions relating to African business law (OHADA).

François-Xavier Eeckhout holds a degree in law from the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) and a special Master’s degree in Fiscal Management (Solvay Business School).

He has lectured on international fiscal planning at a third-level school in Brussels. He contributes to many conferences and seminars.

After two years spent in the practice of business law at a specialised firm, he joined the association Litannie, Haulotte, Watelet & Associates in 2009.

He works in French and in English.

He is the author or co-author of various books or contributions, including:

  • Déduction des charges professionnelles, Anthémis, 2015.
  • Professions médicales, investissements et déduction des charges professionnelles, in X., Optimisation fiscale des professions médicales, Anthémis, 2014, p.11.
  • Le traitement fiscal de l’immeuble sis en France et détenu par le biais d’une société civile immobilière (S.C.I) de droit français, in X., Les dialogues de la fiscalité – anno 2011, Collection Crides Jean Renauld, 2012, p.439.