Howard Liebman, Partner at Jones Day, was elected President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Belgium (AmCham Belgium) by the Chamber’s Board of Directors last night for a one-year renewable term starting immediately.
Liebman, a US-Belgian dual citizen, has been active in the Chamber for more than 35 years. During this time, he has served in a number of leadership positions, including most recently as Chair of the Legal & Taxation Committee from 2003 until this month. In this role, he led the Chamber’s lobbying efforts on a host of important issues for the international business community in Belgium, such as the Notional Interest Deduction, R&D tax incentives, the expatriate tax regime and the renegotiation of the US-Belgium Income Tax Treaty.
The Chamber is a wonderful organization, and it is an honor for me to have been elected to this position. I will do my best to fill the large shoes left by my predecessor, and to continue the work of building partnerships with the Governments and their various institutions to help create a more prosperous Belgium, said Liebman.
Liebman succeeds Scott Beardsley, who has served as President of AmCham Belgium since 2009 and who is stepping down to pursue a new career opportunity as Dean of the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia (US).
Howard Liebman is a senior partner in Jones Day’s office in Brussels, where he focuses on pan-European M&A transactions and international tax and corporate structuring. A Harvard-trained lawyer, he is a member of the District of Columbia and Brussels (French Section-List B) Bars. Throughout his distinguished career, Liebman has earned numerous accolades from industry publications, including Chambers Europe and The Legal 500 EMEA.
At their April 27 meeting, the Board of Directors also elected Patricia Massetti, Managing Director of MSD Belgium, as Vice-President of the Chamber.