Cazimir international

Crossing borders with you.

Cazimir is a Belgium-based, full-service law firm specialising in private client practice. We distinguish ourselves as being the first and only law firm in Belgium which focuses on residence- and citizenship planning for high net-worth individuals, families and entrepreneurs both within the EU and internationally. Established in 2009, we uphold the same value as when we founded Cazimir: To protect our clients' best interests by deploying creative, result-oriented strategies.

Private persons

Enjoy exceptional services and a personal approach from our team, whose sole focus is to assist you and your family. Each member of the team relies on a wide variety of legal and practical knowledge to assist you with all issues that need attention when it comes to cross-border residence- and citizenship planning.

Business & Real estate

Cazimir's private client services also include business tax planning for non-Belgian entrepreneurs who venture abroad and assistance to clients who wish to invest in foreign real estate.

Our services

Innovation and Experience are key.

Experienced in working for high-net-worth individuals, Cazimir offers tailored advice and practical solutions with regard to cross-border estate planning and structuring.

Regardless of your motives for relocating, we identify the most suitable immigration route for you and guide you through every aspect of the process.

Expertise in international taxation, advising both private clients and companies on the tax implications of their ventures and/or investments abroad.

Our latest news

12.08.2016

Payments to tax havens - now also applicable to offshore jurisdictions

The Belgian government has taken a new step in her fight against tax fraud and tax evasion. Article 44 of the law of 1 July 2016 has broadened the scope of the reporting requirement for payments to…

Payments to tax havens - now also applicable to offshore jurisdictions
23.12.2016

Italy joins the non-doms

Italian Finance Act 2017 introduces ‘fixed charge regime’ for High Net Worth Individuals No taxation on worldwide income The Italian Finance Act 2017 proposes a new tax regime for new Italian res…

Italy joins the non-doms
10.04.2017

Belgium as a destination

In recent years, many stories regarding the relocation of wealthy individuals to Belgium have made the headlines. Not only fellow Europeans like the Dutch and the French have found their way to the…

Belgium as a destination
10.11.2017

Divorce and matrimonial property in an international context

Clients with an international profile often ask us if we can commence divorce proceedings for them. This question can be aptly answered by the specialists in our firm. Usually, it concerns Belgian…

Divorce and matrimonial property in an international context
24.11.2017

The race for the lowest corporate income tax has begun

On your mark, get set, go! The race to the bottom has begun. Prime Minister Viktor Orban recently announced to decrease the Hungarian corporate income tax rate to 9%, making Hungary the cheapest EU…

The race for the lowest corporate income tax has begun
01.12.2017

Cazimir ranked as a top 3 Belgian law firm

Cazimir ranked as a top 3 Belgian law firm in private wealth law, offering tailored advice in estate planning, family businesses, immigration and tax planning, both national and international.…

Cazimir ranked as a top 3 Belgian law firm
04.12.2017

The opportunities of Belgium for foreigners

In the past years and decades Belgium has quite a few times drawn the attention of wealthy individuals: the Dutch, the French and recently also Asians. Given the recent events in the United States,…

The opportunities of Belgium for foreigners
21.02.2018

France introduces changes to its wealth tax, maybe making it an ideal destination for you?

Recently France introduced changes to its well-known wealth tax. Instead of levying tax on all assets located in France, one would only be taxed on the value of the immovable property located in the…

France introduces changes to its wealth tax, maybe making it an ideal destination for you?
27.02.2018

New seat of effective management judgement confirms formalist interpretation

In a judgment of 23 November 2017 (2014/AF/217) the Brussels court of appeals gave a verdict on the tax residence in a Belgian-Luxembourg context. The judgement is interesting not only because of the…

New seat of effective management judgement confirms formalist interpretation
05.03.2018

French real estate in companies and the “3% tax”

Those considering to purchase French real estate through a company must take into account a plethora of tax considerations. One of these considerations, the so-called ‘3% tax’ is often overlooked in pra…

French real estate in companies and the “3% tax”
28.03.2018

Beneficial owner of French companies - Deadline April 1st 2018

1. Obligations arising from the transposal of the EU directive European directive 2015/849 of 20th May 2015 to combat money laundering and financing of terrorism requires Member States to set up…

Beneficial owner of French companies - Deadline April 1st 2018
02.05.2018

New case law offers opportunities for Belgian entertainers and sportspersons

Introduction In a judgement of 25 January 2018, the Belgian Court of Cassation confirmed that Belgium cannot tax income of a sportsperson residing in Belgium derived from activities exercised abroad.…

New case law offers opportunities for Belgian entertainers and sportspersons
15.06.2018

Treaty between Finland and Portugal terminated by Finland. Belgians still welcome!

The Finnish government decided on 13 June 2018 to terminate the double taxation convention between Portugal and Finland of 1970 (the ‘DTC’). As a result, the DTC will no longer be effective from 1 Jan…

Treaty between Finland and Portugal terminated by Finland. Belgians still welcome!
17.11.2018

Dutch government maintains dividend withholding tax

Under current Dutch legislation dividends distributed by Dutch companies to its shareholders are subject to a withholding tax of 15%. On 18 September 2018 the Dutch government released its Tax Plan…

Dutch government maintains dividend withholding tax
03.03.2019

24th International Private Client Conference

Our international team is attending the 24th International Private Client Conference from the International Bar Association in London this week. Topics include: Trusts for civil law lawyers,…

24th International Private Client Conference
15.05.2019

International Wealth Advisors Forum 2.0

Our international team was invited to attend theInternational Wealth Advisors Forum 2.0 this year. We will represent Belgium as well as we can and hope to return with many new insights!

International Wealth Advisors Forum 2.0
20.05.2019

AIJA Hong Kong

Our international team is attending the international AIJA conference in Hong Kong this week. This Conference will feature three distinct seminars: 'How to Raise Money from International…

AIJA Hong Kong
31.07.2019

Cazimir ranked in Chambers Guide

We are proud to share with you that, in the international guides voor private wealth law, Cazimir was once again ranked in the renowned Chambers Guides for professional advisors. Cazimir is a very…

Cazimir ranked in Chambers Guide
11.09.2020

New updates in sight for the Italian Investor VISA

1. Introduction Law Decree No. 34 dated 19 May 2020 introduced an important amendment to the Immigration Consolidated Act(1), pursuant to which the capital amounts that foreign individuals are…

New updates in sight for the Italian Investor VISA
07.10.2020

Wijziging van het tarief van overdrachtsbelasting in Nederland: wat verandert er voor u?

In beginsel is in Nederland overdrachtsbelasting verschuldigd bij de overdracht van een in Nederland gelegen onroerend goed, vergelijkbaar met onze registratie verkooprechten. Het huidige tarief…

Wijziging van het tarief van overdrachtsbelasting in Nederland: wat verandert er voor u?
08.01.2021

Upcoming reform in the Porteguese Golden Visa Program

The Portuguese Government has decided to proceed with the reform of the Investment Residence Authorization Program, commonly known as " the Golden Visa Program”. This decision was adopted just b…

Upcoming reform in the Porteguese Golden Visa Program
09.04.2021

America, love it or leave it! Tax consequences of citizenship renunciation

The Unites States are known for their tax treatment of American citizens regardless of their place of residence or domicile. As such, US nationals have to file annual tax returns mentioning their…

America, love it or leave it! Tax consequences of citizenship renunciation
17.05.2021

Heads up for private clients aiming to invest in real estate in Andalusia

Heads up for private clients aiming to invest in real estate in Andalusia: the transfer tax levied in the acquisition has dropped from 8-10% to a flat 7% ONLY until December 31 2021. Read more (in…

Heads up for private clients aiming to invest in real estate in Andalusia
02.08.2021

Closing the difference in taxable basis between foreign and Belgian real estate

New legislation on taxation of foreign real estate By law of 17 February 2021 (as published in the Belgian Official Gazette on 25 February 2021) and in light of multiple convictions by the European…

Closing the difference in taxable basis between foreign and Belgian real estate
16.08.2021

The reality principle vs. internal fictions in the sphere of double tax treaties

The reality principle means that tax legislation is to be applied to ‘reality’. At first sight, a very straightforward principle. However, on an international level, the working of this principle is not…

The reality principle vs. internal fictions in the sphere of double tax treaties

One team, various backgrounds, a single focus

Our lawyers speak English, Dutch, French and Chinese. Each of us possess different areas of expertise and together, we are a strong team that helps you realize your objectives.

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