Stibbe takes on Links tax partner

Herbert Smith’s Benelux alliance partner Stibbe has hired Linklaters Brussels partner Thierry Denayer as head of tax.

Denayer will join Stibbe in April to head the eight-lawyer tax department.
Stibbe managing partner Olivier Clevenbergh said: “With this reinforcement, the tax law team will have the opportunity to expand its activities. Like all Stibbe lawyers, Thierry is a specialist through and through.”

Denayer started his career in 1980 at De Bandt van Hecke & Lagae in Brussels, becoming a partner nine years later. He has been a Linklaters partner since 2002, when the magic circle firm merged with De Bandt.

Stibbe’s tax team specialises in minimising the tax exposure of real estate projects and PPP schemes.