Guido De Wit, partner at the Brussels office of Linklaters since 1991, joined the Luxembourg tax practice group in 2013 while continuing to serve Belgian clients from the Brussels office.
Having worked for almost 40 years on VAT matters, Guido has gained a wealth of experience and expertise in this area. He is recognised as one of the foremost VAT lawyers in Belgium and has, moreover, extensive experience in all indirect tax aspects relating to real estate transactions.
Since 1997, Guido teaches the VAT course for the LLM students in tax law at the ULB (Free University of Brussels). More generally, he is a frequent lecturer on VAT issues and has extensively published on a variety of VAT matters.
In recent years, Guido has carried out several missions for the IMF and the World Bank in order to advise countries, such as Saudi Arabia, Suriname, Latvia and Barbados, on the introduction or the reform of VAT legislation.
Guido holds a Degree in Law from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven – KUL (Belgium), a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Harvard University, Cambridge (USA) and a post-graduate degree in Tax Law from the Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Fiscales – ICHEC (Belgium).
Guido has extensively published on a variety of VAT matters and he heads the European VAT Centre, composed of VAT specialists of Linklaters in Europe.