Jean-Philippe Van West

Jean-Philippe Van West

Senior Manager, PwC Belgium

Guest Professor Free University Brussels (VUB)

Jean-Philippe is a Brussels (Belgium) based Senior Counsel International Tax and is a member of the PwC Global Tax and Transfer Pricing Team. He combines his role at PwC with an assignment as guest professor International and European Tax at the Free university Brussel (VUB).

He has a vast experience in European and International tax law, an area in which he regularly publishes and holds lectures. In his practice, he guides clients through the rapidly evolving international tax landscape. His work involves spotting risks and opportunities that are the result of new legislation or developments at the international or European level, with a particular focus on anti-abuse and developing sustainable business models. Furthermore, he is often involved in dispute avoidance and dispute resolution work. 

Experience

Jean-Philippe holds a Master’s degree in Commercial Sciences from the Economic High School St-Aloysius (EHSAL) and a Master’s degree in Law from the Free University of Brussels (VUB). For both degrees, his graduation subject was Taxation. Later, he completed an LL.M. in International Taxation at the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien. During his studies he has worked in the tax department of several multinationals. After obtaining his LL.M degree he worked for several years in the tax department of one of the leading Belgian law firms.

In September 2016, Jean-Philippe started his doctoral studies under the prestigious Doctoral Program in International Business Taxation at the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, which he successfully finished in December 2019 with a doctoral thesis on “The Anti-abuse Rule for Permanent Establishments Situated in Third States: A Legal Analysis of Article 29(8) OECD MC”. For his thesis, he was awarded the Wolfgang Gassner Prize 2020 granted by the Austrian Branch of the International Fiscal Association.

Experience

  • With PwC since 2020

Area of interest

  • International and European business taxation