Natalie Reypens (attorney-at-law) is a tax lawyer specialised in transfer pricing matters. She deals with all types of transfer pricing issues ranging from strategic advice, documentation, to negotiations with tax authorities and dispute resolution. She assists multinationals formulating sustainable transfer pricing strategies in blending her technical tax expertise with a thorough understanding of her clients' business, management control, and knowledge of the accounting systems used by clients. In this respect, she advises a.o. on transfer pricing policies, the set-up and conversion of business models, restructurings, profit allocation to permanent establishments and assists clients in defining a strategy on country-by-country reporting. She assists her clients in producing tailor-made transfer pricing documentation (local and global) that reflects their aims (local files, master files, country-by-country reporting and other documentation such as intercompany agreements). Natalie also assists taxpayers with audits and represents them before administrative or judicial authorities. She is active in resolving international transfer pricing disputes through mutual agreement procedures (MAPs), using arbitration under tax treaties, or through the EU Arbitration Convention. She regularly joins forces with her Dutch, Luxembourg and Swiss colleagues or best friends in other jurisdictions to work on cross-border matters. Furthermore, she has experience in successfully obtaining Advance Pricing Agreements.
She has developed particular experience in EU state aid advice and litigation. She represents multinationals as counsel in Belgian State aid litigation cases and advises on state aid risks.
She successfully set up the Belgium Transfer Pricing practice which she leads. Its members belong to the wider Benelux-Swiss Transfer Pricing Team which also comprises economists.
As transfer pricing is intertwined with most tax issues, Mrs Reypens' practice also covers matters related to corporate tax law as well as international tax law, including domestic and cross-border corporate restructuring, mergers & acquisitions, holdings and financial structures.
Mrs Reypens holds a law degree from the University of Leuven (1996) and a Master degree in tax law from the Antwerp University (1997). She has been registered at the Brussels Bar since 1997. She is a former teaching assistant in tax law at the Antwerp University. She is a member of the International Fiscal Association and the former national rapporteur of the 2014 annual congress (Mumbai). She is a sought after speaker on transfer pricing issues (eg, IBA panel, Forum on International Transfer Pricing organised by Cambridge Forums Inc., IFA Congress). She also regularly publishes on the topic (eg, Wolters Kluwer, Algemeen Fiscaal Tijdschrift, Tijdschrift voor Fiscaal Recht, CFO Magazine). She is the co-author of a book on international fiscal law.