Sabrina Scarnà graduated from the UCL School of Law (magna cum laude) and has been a member of the Brussels Bar since 1999. Over the years she has become a highly regarded and widely recognized tax and white-collar criminal lawyer. She teaches at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (ULB ̶ Master in Tax Management) and as part of the Certificat inter-universités : Business criminal law (UCLouvain - ULiège- ULB).
The clients appreciate her creative ideas and her willingness to find the simplest and most effective solutions. Her ability to listen and her training in hedo-coaching enable her to help her clients to implement tailor-made plans created in a collaborative manner and built to last.
She usually assists clients who wish to pass on their industrial and/or private assets. She is also regularly consulted by companies and individuals being subject to a tax investigation. She acts at all stages of the procedure. She has a strong reputation (she obtained the Boels Prize of the bar of Brussels in 2000) and has successfully achieved precedent-setting decisions (Cayman tax, liquidation of offshore companies after regularisation, right of visit by the tax authorities). As vice-president of the Belgian Association of Tax Lawyers (BATL), she appeared before the Chambre on April 28th, 2021 about two legislative proposals aimed at strengthening sanctions against tax advisors.
She is also an expert in white-collar crime and assists her clients in financial criminal proceedings (including money laundering and its underlying offences). She also advises entities liable to the money laundering and the financing of terrorism preventive law with regard to the implementation of national and European regulations as well as private individuals in the context of repatriation of funds.
Finally, due to her ability to popularise these technical and complex issues, she is regularly solicited by the media (newspapers and TV shows).
Sabrina is the editor-in-chief of the RIP (International Planning Review - Legitech) and a member of the editorial board of “Le droit penal de l’entreprise” (Larcier). She is the author of numerous publications on tax law (private tax, tax planning and tax and criminal procedure).