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Howard Liebman
Of Counsel

Contact

(T) +32.2.645.15.55
(F) +32.2.645.14.45

Education

  • Harvard Law School (J.D. cum laude 1977); Colgate University (A.M. in International Relations with honors 1975; A.B. in International Relations and Economics summa cum laude 1974)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia and Brussels French Section-List B

Government Service

  • Consultant, U.S. Treasury Department, Office of Tax Analysis, International Tax Staff (1975)

Howard Liebman has 40 years of experience, 38 of them in Europe where he leads Jones Day's Tax Practice in Brussels. He focuses on international tax and corporate structuring, coordinating both the corporate and tax sides of transnational M&A, joint ventures, and restructurings and has extensive experience in negotiating and implementing pan-European and Latin American transactions.

Most recently, Howard represented Platinum Equity first in the purchase of MACtac Europe from Bemis Corporation and then in the sale of the European and Asian operations to Avery Dennison. He represented the purchaser of more than 60,000 hectares of farmland in Russia, as well as NextiraOne Europe in its sale of 16 affiliates in 13 separate countries throughout Europe to Dimension Data. Howard represented Platinum Equity in both its Dutch-Swedish-U.K.-Romanian acquisition of the Geesink Norba Group from Oshkosh Corporation and its subsequent sale to a German PE fund, as well as the purchase of the 3B-Fibreglass manufacturing business (Belgium/Norway) from Owens Corning and its subsequent sale to the Binani Group of India.

Howard is the president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Belgium, which takes the lead on issues of concern to U.S. industry. He is the coauthor of the BNA Portfolio (No. 7451) on "Business Operations in the European Union — Regulatory" (2017) and has chaired and/or spoken at many conferences and seminars on international corporate and tax topics. He is also a professor at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and on the board of the BioPontis Alliance Foundation.


Honors & Distinctions

  • Chambers Europe — leading tax lawyer (cited for "his excellent advice, technical skills and detailed knowledge of so many different industries")

    The Legal 500 EMEA — leading tax lawyer (cited "an outstanding lawyer with an extremely broad knowledge")

    Listed in PLC Which lawyer? and Who's Who Legal

Languages

English, French
Howard Liebman