LES Benelux invites you to attend the following meetings:

Please use the electronic registration form for online LES Benelux meeting registration only

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LES Benelux Topic Meeting IP & Tax on 21 April 2016



This Topic Meeting will be held in the Parc Hotel Alvisse, Route d’Echternach, L-1453 in Luxembourg.



The title of this Topic Meeting is IP and Tax -  Quo Vadis!

Specific Learning Objectives:

  • An overview of the recent legislative developments with respect to Base Erosion and Profit Shifting of European IP income tax regimes;
  • Identifying the main hurdles when restructuring IP for tax optimisation purposes;
  • Main differences between the different regimes, taking into consideration the IP rights involved, i.e. patents, trademarks, copyright, domain names and the kind of income generated;
  • Selected tax beneficial structures and the incoming anti-abuse-legislation;
  • Case Study: company with affiliates and different types of assets in various member states

 Speakers at this meeting are:

  • Brent Springael, Partner, Head of Tax, Bird & Bird, Brussels
  • Yves De Groote, Director, KPMG Tax Advisers, Global Transfer Pricing Services, Kontich
  • Bill Bird, patent attorney, IPLodge, Heverlee
  • Geoffrey Clarke, Founder Bridge IP, UK
  • Rick van der Velden, tax lawyer, Loyens Loeff, Rotterdam
  • Bart Adams, International Tax Expert, Belgian Federal Public Service Finance, Brussels
  • François Gevers, Director, Deloitte, Brussels
  • Jan Pattyn, Director, Deloitte, Brussels
  • Winston Green, Managing Associate, Dentons, London


Please click here for the full program


The fee for this meeting will be € 120,00 for members of LES and € 180,00 for non-members. The fee includes meeting materials, buffet lunch, coffee and tea in the break and drinks after the meeting. For LES members 40 years of age or below there is a discount of € 20.


Payment can take place by credit card at the meeting or by bank transfer. Your registration will be confirmed with an invoice for the registration fee.


Please register via the online registration form above.


AIPLA's Women in IP Global Networking Event

On Thursday 21 April 2016 the AIPLA's  Women in IP Networking Event will take place in Amsterdam. The event takes place from 16h30 till 20h00 in the Double Tree Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam. For more information and registration, click here.


LES Germany - Cross-Border Meeting of the IT Working Group


NB New date! 22 April 2016


This meeting will be held on 22 April 2016 at at the premises of Hoyng ROKH Monegier, Steinstraße 20, 40212 Düsseldorf. The meeting will start at 10:30 a.m and will be held in English. If you want to register, please send an email to the secretariat of LES Benelux.

The following topics has been scheduled for this meeting:


  • FRAND after the ECJ decision re Huawei / ZTE
  • EU directive on the protection of Know How
  • (possibly) EU - Digital Single Market - a general survey in Überblick
  • (possibly) Update on the Unified Patent Court




LESI Annual Conference 2016


LES China is greatly honoured to host the LESI Annual Conference from

15 till 18 May 2016 in Beijing, China


For program and registration see www.lesi2016.org



LES Pan-European Conference 2016:


LES Turkey organises the Pan-uropean Conference from 7 till 9 September 2016 in Istanbul.
The theme of the conference is ‘Where Continents Meet: Being Brave For Economic Growth’.

Venue:  Hilton Hotel Bosporus- Istanbul, Turkey.


For more information and registration, see http://les-istanbul2016.org