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.

24/07/2019
Rent free period and lease contracts: new VAT developments

The rent free period commonly granted in office lease contracts has been the source of much heated debate with the Luxembourg VAT authorities. Over the past few months two decisions made by the Luxembourg Tribunal might shed some light on this sensitive topic and a priori open t...

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04/02/2019
Brexit VAT notice issued by the Luxembourg authorities

The Luxembourg VAT authorities (AED) have published a short preparedness notice about the VAT related consequences of a British exit from the European Union (EU) without a withdrawal agreement as from 29 March 2019.

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