Brigitte started her professional career as a tax and legal advisor in 1997. She started to work at BDO in 2008 and has a vast experience in VAT (over more than 15 years). She is working closely with the tax professionals of the international BDO network for international clients/transactions. She also gives VAT trainings (internal and external) on a regular basis. She is advising regularly on different VAT issues on national and international transactions (including VAT advice for public authorities), assisting foreign companies in applying Belgian VAT identification numbers, set-up and review of the VAT compliance, analyzing the VAT aspects of the targets in DD in multiple DD assignments, performing of VAT audits, assisting clients with VAT reviews by the VAT Authorities and negotiations with the VAT Authorities regarding rulings.