Alain Nijs

+32 (0)3 302 48 65

Alain Nijs

Attorney at Law  |  NijsDraye | Attorneys at Law
JURISDICTION

Belgium

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Family business governance
Family office
International estate and tax planning

Enhanced Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Navigating clients with success through the complexity of matters regarding their family, business and wealth and in doing so being able to work in a fun environment, with a great team and often in collaboration with private client lawyers all over the world.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Connect with your clients in order to truly understand what drives them and what their needs and worries are, but always stay true to yourself. Work hard but have some fun along the way.

What is your favourite quote?

“We are our choices,” Jean-Paul Sartre.

Where have you seen growth in your practice over the last year?

Tax advice on investments / investment opportunities

What is the main area of growth you predict for the next 12 months?

Advisory work for clients and their family offices on DAC6/MDR reporting obligations for cross-border tax arrangements (and other reporting and tax compliance obligations).

What do you think will be the biggest three challenges in your practice for the next 12 months?

1. Impact of Covid19 on family businesses
2. Preserving (close) client relationships when travel/meeting restrictions apply
3. Preserving team spirit in a remote work environment


Joris Draye

+32 3 302 48 65

Joris Draye

Partner  |  NijsDraye | Attorneys at Law
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Belgium

TOP AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Cross-border challenges for HNWI’s
Tax
Wealth Planning

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Helping HNWI’s and their families make sense of the ever more complex tax and legal environment.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Believe in yourself but remember to always listen to what people - in particular your clients – tell you.

What is your favourite quote?

"Perseverance and Spirit have done Wonders in all ages." – George Washington


Edward Walecki

+3247630100

Edward Walecki

Senior Private Banker  |  Lombard Odier
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Belgium
Luxembourg

RECOMMENDED SPECIALISMS

Private Banker
Private Client Asset Manager

TOP AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Asset management
Fund selection
Wealth management

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Surviving and striving during the recent Covid Crisis

How did you get into private client?

Following a long period working with Family Offices

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

Football, running, snowboarding