Klaas Backaert

Senior Registered Foreign Lawy

Klaas advises on both direct and indirect tax matters, with a specific focus on M&A (including real estate transactions), capital markets, deal structuring and management incentive packages.
Klaas also assists in tax litigation matters and represents clients in obtaining tax rulings.



Postgraduate degree, Corporate finance, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 2022

MA, Law, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 2016

LL.M., Tax law, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 2017

LL.M., Notary law, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 2017

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.