Evelyne Van der Elst

Evelyne Van der Elst


Evelyne Van der Elst has special knowledge of international property planning, migration law and transboundary social law.


Evelyne obtained a master in Law at the University of Ghent (2011) and a master of Arts in Migration Studies at the University of Kent (2012). Evelyne is Dutch-speaking but also speaks French and English. She is a lawyer at the Brussels Bar.

Practice areas

Evelyne provides counsel to private clients on a wide range of immigration related matters. Regardless of your motives for relocating, she will identify the most suitable immigration route and guide you through every aspect of the process. Specific attention is given to all questions related to international estate and tax planning.

Her expertise is not only limited to Belgium but also comprises many other European jurisdictions. Specific attention is given to all questions related to international estate and tax planning.

Publications and other professional activities

Evelyne is Academic Researcher at Ghent Universiteit (Internationaal and European law) and co-founder of Babynest vzw. She is a member of international law associations such as AIJA and IBA.

Evelyne has been selected by her peers for inclusion in the 11th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Belgium for her work in Immigration Law in 2021.

"When clients decide to invest abroad or to leave Belgium, this is not a simple legal issue but often a decision driven by emotions. I therefore find it very special not only to assist my clients with legal advice but also to offer them a listening ear and help them with the practical challenges of their international adventure".


Evelyne really enjoys good food. She compensates for these culinary excesses by jogging regularly. But she prefers most of all to spend time with the apple of her eye, daughter Marie-Alix. 

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