Advanced Advice: blending expertise with your ambitions

“Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.” Charles Mingus

Private Clients and various Non Profit Organizations benefit from our Advanced Advice. Our advice combines our legal and tax expertise with your ambitions and wishes into tailored solutions in areas such as estate and tax planning, trusts and foundations, family businesses and continuity, social enterprises, international mobility, and philanthropy.

Tailored solutions

Our innovative approach enables us to zoom in to the details and out to the big picture to find solutions that match your goals. We ask questions that matter. Tax optimization and dispute minimization are important prerequisites of achieving your goals. We will not give you standard or aggressive planning solutions that do not reflect reality, but will work with you to create lasting, tailored solutions that fit your specific situation.

Because of the nature of our advice and our relationship with the tax authorities, they are often prepared to listen to us.

"Ineke approaches situations from unexpected angles with passion and knowledge. Her approach leads to creative and solid solutions. " 
Arnaud Wilod Versprille, Olenz Notaries

The right team: Koele Wire

We’re used to working in and leading bigger teams of professionals. If need be, we will handpick your personal team according to your specific needs. We work only with the best professionals in their field - in the Netherlands and abroad. We have access to an extensive network of tax lawyers, notaries, family officers, corporate tax lawyers, litigation experts, mediators, impact investing specialists, and, of course, our specialist peers in the Netherlands and abroad, including a number of professors. We are committed to maintaining and expanding the excellence of this professional network, Koele Wire, as it is a key component of our Methodology. 

“Ineke and I have been working together for many years. I have a lot of respect for her creativity and grit. No challenge is too big for her. She always puts her clients first, is sensitive to their issues, and is result oriented. She thinks and acts quickly. She's also an excellent communicator, whatever the medium, and she’s very convincing. She never loses her calm or sight of the big picture, or her sense of humor for that matter. She's as steady as a rock.” Toon Hasselman, VAT specialist, Limes International

Second opinion

If you're not sure whether the advice you were given is the right solution to your issue, or if you don't fully understand it, you should consider investing in a second opinion. Once we've identified your interests and wishes, we will assess them against the advice you were given and provide possible alternatives.

“Ineke is not one for standard solutions. She won't stop digging until she's cracked a problem and then she gives you the kind of advice that makes you wonder why no one else came up with it. She's also a lovely person to work with.”
Elbert Dijkgraaf, CEO, Hooge Raedt Groep

Collaborative advice

There are times when your situation may require more knowledge and expertise, and you need a sounding board. Here too, we can add value and are more than happy to work with your steady team of advisors. Past projects have shown that our clients' teams have found collaborating with us beneficial and enriching.


Three types of Appropriate Dispute Resolution and prevention: from Negotiation, via Mediation, to Conciliation

Fortunately, there are lawyers who have never embraced the tournament model and instead focus on results and interests rather than battles and positions.


Shareholder Foundations of Enterprises: the North European style of securing family businesses for the long term In this article, Ineke Koele explores together with Rasmus Feldthusen from the University of Kopenhagen, how and why the traditional business succession system within family businesses needs to be reconsidered.

Enlarging Space for International Philanthropy Following up on her analysis on the topic in her doctoral dissertation, Dr.

Dutch foundations - ANBI or not ANBI With Brexit on the agenda, there is increased attention for the use of charitable organizations in the Netherlands.

Tax issues of public interest generosity In the annual book 2016/2017 of 'De Dikke Blauwe' in relation to Philanthropy, Major Donors and Social Enterprises, Ineke Koele has written an analysis (in Dutch) of the tax issues of public interest generosity.

Quote interview Family Wars As a specialist on Tax and Wealth Disputes, Ineke Koele has been interviewed by Sander Schimmelpenninck for the November issue of 'Quote'  on Family Wars.

The Dutch Private Foundation in comparison with trusts: for the same purpose but rather different Trusts & Trustees, Oxford University Press, February 2016, p. 140-145.  The Dutch Private Foundation provides an alternative paradigm for sustainable asset protection purposes.

Family Business Lasting Legacy Planning On Family Businesses and succcesful transitions to the NextGen through Lasting Legacy planning, Philanthropy Impact issue 7 2015

Mistake in Dutch Private Clients practice: the autonomy of parties revealed On the meaning of 'Mistake' in the Dutch estate planning practice in comparison with the Anglo American practice, Trusts & Trustees, July 2014

The Dutch Private Foundation: a robust but flexible tool in dynastic structuring The Dutch private foundation is a robust and flexible tool for managing private wealth.

International Charitable Giving Oxford University Press, 2012, author Chapter: the Netherlands