Succession, Foundations and Trusts
The business inheritance tax reforms of 2016 did not abolish tax exemption for the transfer of family-owned businesses to next-generation family members or foundations/trusts; they did, however, make it more complicated. Creating tax-optimised and legally sound structures is a complex matter requiring tailored, expert advice. Working with clients at an early stage allows us to develop the best possible solutions for their specific needs. As a full service law firm with extensive experience in counselling enterprises and family-run businesses, we offer integrated advice on all aspects of succession planning and asset structuring. Boasting an excellent reputation in tax and corporate law, our lawyers collaborate regularly with other practices within and outside the firm to provide seamless, coordinated service to clients. Our company succession and trusts practice prides itself on developing creative and flexible solutions adapted to the vast array of domestic and international tax, corporate and inheritance rules and regulations.
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Foundations and trusts
Foundations and trusts can be a useful tool for protecting and preserving assets when it comes to estate and business planning. We advise clients on the tax and legal issues in connection with structuring foundations and trusts, making the most of the fiscal benefits available. Our advice also covers issues relating to non-profit organisations.
Cross-border asset structuring
To minimise the risk of getting drawn into lawsuits and disputes, we offer clients cost-effective conflict avoidance advice. Sometimes, however, shareholder and partnership disputes are unavoidable. In such cases, we advise and represent family members or their companies in or out of court.