Christophe De Backere
Christophe focuses his practice on corporate matters, with an emphasis on (international and domestic) mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, (cross-border and domestic) restructurings and general corporate law.
He joined Eubelius in 2017, having already gained experience in the corporate/M&A department of another renowned Belgian law firm and as a Ph.D. candidate in tax and company law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Leuven.
Christophe holds a law degree from the University of Leuven (2012, magna cum laude). He was enrolled as an exchange student at Duke University School of Law (USA) during the Fall Term of 2011, and has followed courses at Tilburg University (the Netherlands) in the framework of the jointly organised ‘Research Master in Law’.
Christophe was affiliated with the Faculty of Law at the University of Leuven as a full-time Ph.D. assistant in the Institute for Tax Law and the Jan Ronse Institute for Company and Financial Law (2013-2017), after previous (part-time) affiliation as a teaching assistant (2012-2013).
He is currently writing a Ph.D. thesis on the interaction of company law and tax law, and specifically the possible tax consequences of non-compliance with private (company) law. Christophe currently also lectures on corporate (tax) law at the University of Leuven (Brussels Campus).
Christophe regularly contributes to specialist publications. He was the recipient of the 2017 TFR prize, awarded annually to a young legal scholar who has published the best article on tax law in the Belgian peer-reviewed tax law journal Tijdschrift voor Fiscaal Recht.