Christophe Goossens

Local Partner, Luxembourg, Brussels



Christophe heads the tax practice of our Brussels and Luxembourg offices.

With more than 25 years' experience in business tax law, he advises clients on Belgian and Luxembourg tax law issues in the fields of M&A and international taxation. He has also developed a strong track record conducting major tax litigation, including criminal tax law.

Christophe successfully underwent the four-year special training on Belgian Supreme courts proceedings, organized by the Supreme court's bar (2019-2023).

He is widely recognized as an expert in his field and has written academic publications on tax law and criminal tax law. He is the Belgian rapporteur for the International Fiscal Association's 2023 annual congress, and is a member of the tax committee advising the French-speaking Brussels' bar authorities.

He teaches European and international tax law at the Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Fiscales. He has also been a professor at the École Pratique des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, and at the Haute Ecole Francisco Ferrer, where he taught on corporate tax and specifically on tax aspects of M&A.

Bars and Courts
Brussels Bar
Luxembourg Bar (Liste IV)
Special degree in tax law
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Law Degree
Université Libre de Bruxelles


Advising Cobepa SA on the acquisition of Corsearch, global leader in brand establishment and protection, based in New York, from US Audax Private Equity. Cobepa is investing alongside French private equity Astorg Partners. 

Representation of Cobepa S.A. in the disposition and reinvestment of a portion of its position in Gen II Fund Services, LLC ("Gen II"), a leading independent private equity fund administrator, to a consortium of investors including General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, and Hg, a leading global software investor.  Cobepa S.A. will continue to hold a minority position in Gen II.

Advising Swedish PE firm Ratos AB and holding company Bonnier Group on the divestment of Bisnode AB to Dun & Bradstreet. Ratos and Bonnier have signed an agreement to sell their entire holdings in Bisnode, excluding its business operations in Belgium, for an approximate enterprise value of SEK 7.2 billion

Advising global growth equity investor Summit Partners on the acquisition of a stake in CluePoints SA, a Belgian fast-growing provider of clinical trial management software.

Awards and Recognition

Highly Recommended for Corporate tax in Belgium (Leaders League 2023)

Recommended for Corporate tax in Luxembourg (Leaders League 2023)