Sophie
Weyten

Counsel

Sophie Weyten is a Counsel in the Tax Law practice of Arendt & Medernach. She advises on Luxembourg and cross-border VAT aspects of financial and commercial transactions. She has also gained broad experience in investment fund-related matters, advising clients on the structuring of services and fees from a VAT perspective.

Since 2017, Sophie Weyten also offers her international VAT expertise to clients present in the UAE market, helping them to get ready for theimplementation of the GCC VAT system as from 2018.

Prior to joining Arendt & Medernach, she worked as VAT Senior Advisor at another Luxembourg law firm. She also practiced as Senior VAT Manager within two Big Four firms, where she advised both financial and commercial/industrial companies, including e-commerce businesses, on VAT-related matters. She started her career in Belgium within the intra-Community service of the Belgian VAT authorities (Administration Centrale TVA), where she was mainly in charge of the practical implementation of the VAT transitory regime into Belgian law.

She is a member of the VAT working group of the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI).

She holds a law degree from the Université de Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium).

Languages: English, French.

06/07/2020
The BlackRock VAT case: an impossible combination of artificial intelligence and the VAT exemption?

On 2 July 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) ruled in the case of BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Ltd (C-231/19) that a “single supply” of management services, provided by a third-party supplier via a software platform for the benefit of a fund manage...

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22/01/2020
VAT “Quick Fixes”: simplifications and challenges for Luxembourg businesses

On 23 December 2019, the Luxembourg VAT authorities issued Circular n°799, outlining the main legislative changes in Luxembourg VAT law effective as from 1 January 2020. Among them, the transposition of the « Quick Fixes » legislative package will impact the activities of busine...

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