Dr. Ineke A. Koele
"She is able to be analytical ánd creative, and she is a people person" - Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2019
Koele Tax & Legal Perspecta is founded by Dr. Ineke A. Koele. She is a passionate multi-faceted (tax, foundation and estate) lawyer with an exploring mind and 30 years of experience, who excels in creating lasting strategies for her clients' needs. Sensitive to content and context alike, Ineke integrates a sharp legal analysis with a genuine personal and pragmatic approach.
Her perspicacious view explains her focused expertise on Private Clients, Non-Profit Organizations and Social Enterprises. where she is able to make a difference to her clients. She is known for her thought leadership and creative problem solving in complex and international cases.
The quality of her international work has been acknowledged with numerous appointments.
In 2004, she was appointed Academician of the International Academy for Estate and Trust Law. In 2012, she was appointed TEP of the Society of Trust and Estate Planning (STEP). And in 2015, Ineke was elected International Fellow of the prestigious American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), a first for the Netherlands.
Ineke's clients and peers have acknowledged her annually as a leading private client lawyer in the international rankings. In 2019 to 2022 she was continuously elected by Chambers in Band I (Top ranked) of the High NetWorth Guide, by CityWealth to the Private Client International Powerwomen Top 100 and by WHo's Who to the Private Client Thoughtleaders List 2020. For the year 2021, Ineke is proud to have been awarded the Citywealth IFC Silver Award as the Global Advisor of the Year in the category Succession Planning/Trusts.
Speaker, author, teacher
Ineke is also a regular speaker at Dutch and international forums, both at academic institutions, associations, as other types of conferences and lectures (see Program). She regularly publishes exclusive and innovative articles in Dutch and foreign journals (see Publications).
In her spare time she plays golf, ice skates, sails, and plays the piano.
Education and experience
Ineke graduated in both tax and civil law (cum laude) from the University of Groningen in 1989 and obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Utrecht in 2007. She finished a specialist degree in Estate Law for Lawyers (cum laude) in 2015 at the Academie voor de Rechtspraktijk. In 2018, she obtained her Harvard Certificate in the Program on Negotiation ('Negotiating Difficult Persons and Situations' and 'Leveraging Emotions'). In 2020, she obtained her certificate as a Legal Mediator and was later accredited as IMI Mediation Advocate and Advisor (cum laude). In 2022, she obtained a Specialist Certificate Mediation for Family Businesses (Hoefnagels Academie) where she is also one of the teachers.
Ineke has 30 years of experience as an attorney specializing in tax, wealth and estate matters. She is a member of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisors (NOB), the Netherlands Bar Association (NOvA), the Dutch Association of Tax Attorneys (NVAB). She is also an active member of the Society of Trust and Estate Planning (STEP), the International Bar Association (IBA), Philanthropy Impact, as well as of a number of international “invitation only” organizations (see International Appointments).
Dr. Koele has registered the following legal practice areas in teh Netherlands Bar's register of legal practice areas: Tax Law and Estate Law. Based on this registration, she is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.
Rinze Van Minnen, Counsel
Rinze van Minnen is a lawyer and tax expert and graduated from the University of Groningen. As such, this hybrid lawyer is also a member of the Dutch Bar (NOvA), Dutch Association of Tax Advisors (NOB), and Dutch Association of Tax Attorneys (NvAB). He has over 20 years of experience in the international tax consultancy practice at both a Big4 accountancy firm and at Baker McKenzie and DLA Piper, the largest law firms in the world. Rinze is fluent in French and English and his knowledge of German is also impressive. Rinze has a very broad orientation towards the law and is a highly sensitive advisor who provides clients with overall advice. He has a passion for history, languages, and his family of four.
Within Koele Tax & Legal Perspecta, Rinze has a growing role in advising family businesses, social enterprises, non-profits and tax litigation.
Over the years, Ineke has established a wide network of Dutch and international experts, the Koele Wire, that collaborate on the specific issues of her Private Clients and Non Profit Organizations. She continuously invests in the optimization of this network.