Anton van Zantbeek
Anton van Zantbeek
Attorney - Partner

Anton is a partner at Rivus since he founded the firm in 2011.

As a lawyer, Anton focuses on national and international tax and estate planning of high net worth clients and their family.
In addition, Anton has extensive experience with national and international investment tax laws and emigration/immigration of affluent individuals.
He provides legal guidance and advice to high net worth clients on structuring their family patrimony (both movable and immovable) with a special focus on family businesses.

Anton is a teacher at the Factulty of Economics and Business KU Leuven/FHS (Fiscal College).

He is a regular speaker on all these matters and is also the author of various publications.

Anton is a member of the Brussels Bar.

Anton holds a Master of Law degree (University of Ghent) and studied at the Solvay Business School (ULB).

Ann Maelfait
Ann Maelfait
Attorney - Partner

Ann is a partner at Rivus since 2011 where she is in charge of the litigation practice.

As a lawyer, Ann focuses mainly on the resolution of family conflicts.  Among others, she specialises in the liquidation and distribution of complex national and international estates.  In addition, she has extensive expertise in the liquidation and distribution of matrimonial property regimes in connection with divorces as well as in will or bequest disputes.   In addition, Ann provides legal guidance and advice to high net worth clients with their estate planning and she has a special expertise in providing legal guidance to families and family businesses.

Ann has a special focus on charity and also a member of the group Testament.be. 

Ann teaches at the Expert Class of estate and succession planning (Brugge Business School). She regularly gives lectures and is the author of many publications.

Ann is a member of the Brussels Bar and of the Ghent Bar since 2002.

Ann holds a Master of Law degree (KULeuven) and a Master of Taxation degree (KULeuven).

Peter Poppe

Peter advises high net worth individuals on (inter)national tax matters. He has a vast experience in the structuring and transfer of family estates, with a particular focus on the follow up and transfer of family businesses.

Peter holds a Law degree (University of Ghent).  In addition to this, he holds the degrees of Master of Business Law and Master of Tax Law (University of Ghent). 

Peter is a member of the Brussels Bar.  

Anke Van Langenhove

Anke is specialised in (international) estate planning, family estate law, with a special focus on the settlement of complex estate cases.

Anke holds a degree of Licentiate in Law (RUG – Ghent University) and a Postgraduate certificate of Estate Planning (VUB/ULB).

Anke is a member of the Ghent bar.

Emilie Vanderlinden

Emilie is specialised in family law and family estate law and focusses in particular on civil litigation (divorces, liquidation-distribution,
administration, …).

Emilie holds a Master’s degree in Law and a Master’s degree in Notarial Law (KULeuven).  She also obtained a post-university certificate in Estate Planning (VUB/ULB). 

Emilie is a member of the Brussels bar.

Stéphanie De Pauw

Stéphanie provides legal advice to high net worth individuals in succession planning and procedures concerning property. She focuses in particular on company law aspects.

Stéphanie graduated with a Law degree (Ghent University) and followed the training Inheritance Planning at the Odisee University (Brussels).

Stéphanie is a member of the Ghent Bar.

Sarah van Bree

Sarah focuses on (inter)national estate planning and civil proceedings.
Sarah holds a Master of Law degree (UGent) and a Master of Law degree in International and European Law (Free University of Brussels).  Sarah completed also the expert class of estate and inheritance planning (Brugge Business School).
In addition, Sarah is an Assistant and PhD student at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of the Ghent University.

Sarah is a member of the Brussels Bar.   

Marc-Etienne Baijot

Marc-Etienne focuses on (inter)national estate planning and family estate law.

Marc-Etienne holds a Master of Law degree (Catholic University of Leuven) and a Master of Tax Law degree (Free University of Brussels).

Marc-Etienne is a member of the French-speaking Brussels Bar.

Kirsten De Winné

Kirsten focuses on (inter)national estate planning, family law and family estate law. 

Kirsten holds a Master of Law degree (KU Leuven).

Kirsten is a member of the Brussels Bar.   

Barbara Vintras

Barbara assists Rivus customers in tax law and family law, mainly in the context of Belgian and international real estate and inheritance planning.

Barbara holds a licentiate in law (Catholic University of Leuven) and a degree in international and European notarial law (Jean Moulin University – Lyon III).

Barbara is a member of the Brussels Bar.

Thomas Delameillieure

Thomas focusses on (inter)national estate planning, family law and family estate law.

Thomas holds a Master’s degree in Law and a Manama degree in Notarial Law (KULeuven). Furthermore, Thomas is a teaching assistant at the Centre for Notarial Law at the KULeuven.

Thomas is a member of the Brussels bar.

Lieselotte Vandevelde

Lieselotte focuses on (inter)national estate planning, family law and family estate law.

Lieselotte holds a Master of Law degree (KU Leuven) and a Manama degree in Notarial Law (Université libre de Bruxelles).

Lieselotte is a member of the Ghent Bar.

Sarah Clement

Sarah focuses on (inter)national estate planning, family law and family estate law.

Sarah holds a Master of Law degree (KU Leuven) and a Manama degree in Notarial Law (Université libre de Bruxelles).

Sarah is a member of the Brussels Bar.

Charlotte Schockaert

Charlotte focuses on (international) estate planning, family estate law and notarial practice.

Charlotte holds a Law degree and a Notarial Law degree (University of Ghent). 

Juriste notarial
Patrick Van Rompaey

Patrick works at Rivus as financial manager.

He is responsible for the billing, the accounting and the firm’s financial issues.

Financial Manager
Kathleen Bultinck

Kathleen works as an office assistant at our Ghent office.

Office Assistant
Daisy De Bruyn

Daisy works as an office assistant at our Brussels office.

Office Assistant
Jonathan Bonnet

Jonathan works as an office assistant at our Ghent office.

Office Assistant
Angelique Gyselinck

Angelique works as an office and compliance assistant at our Ghent office.

Office & Compliance