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Family Owned Business & Private Wealth

Managing family owned business and private wealth requires a multidisciplinary and bespoke approach. It is equally important to thoroughly understand what makes family owned businesses, their shareholders and managers so particular in order to come up with pragmatic and well-balanced solutions. When elaborating on a possible solution, we always take all interests (and sometimes divergent) at stake into account in order to consolidate your wealth on the long term.

Ultimate beneficial owners become public in the UBO register
Article - 20 September 2018

Ultimate beneficial owners become public in the UBO register

Ultimate beneficial owners (hereafter UBOs) of all Belgian companies and foundations have to register in the new Belgian UBO register by 30 November 2018 at...
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New definition of enterprise: Belgian civil law partnerships become public
Article - 20 September 2018

New definition of enterprise: Belgian civil law partnerships become public

Belgian civil law partnerships are subject to few formalities under current legislation. At present, they do not have to be registered, nor do they have to keep...
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Wallonia reduces gift tax rates for real estate
Article - 10 September 2018

Wallonia reduces gift tax rates for real estate

Since 1 September 2018, the different gift tax rates depending on the competent Region belong to the past, at least as far as real estate is concerned. All Belgians...
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Decreet modernisering erf- en schenkbelasting
Article - 26 July 2018

Decree on modernisation of Flemish inheritance and gift tax

The decree in which the Flemish legislator modernises the Flemish inheritance and gift tax has been published in the Official Gazette of 20 July 2018. In line...
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Ultimate beneficial owners become public in the UBO register

Ultimate beneficial owners become public in the UBO register

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Integrated approach

Our Family Owned Business & Private Wealth team is composed of expert attorneys in civil and tax law. They assist our clients in a holistic and sustainable way at each stage of their development. In their business, we assist them in all matters related to tax structuring and possible investments (eg, in real estate or private equity). When it goes about their private wealth, we answer all their questions related to possible optimisation, pensions, wedding contract, donations, investments and transfers.

Multidisciplinary team

We assist individuals (company director, shareholder and pater familias) as well as intermediaries such as private banks, fiduciaries and family offices. Our team operates from Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Outside our four home markets, we regularly work with foreign law firms and are therefore in position to handle any cross-border matters.

How can we help you?

For any questions related to your family owned business or your private wealth, you can count on the expertise of our team members. They can answer all questions and provide complete and bespoke solutions. They advise on the best choice to make, assist at implementation stage and, if needed, ask for rulings and negotiate with the competent authorities. They draft contracts implementing the decisions taken and defend our clients’ interest before courts. They handle all compliance related matters and take care of corporate and personal income tax returns.