Closely held business, collaboration and continuity

Sustainable international structures

Successful entrepreneurs look across borders and use international structures if they serve their objectives. We take a close look at these possibilities in the context of a sustainable framework and can advise you on and help you with (impending) disputes or damage to your reputation across international structures in collaboration with our extensive international Koele Wire network. 

Sustainable collaboration

Every privately held company has to deal with complex succession and continuity issues. If the company is run by a small number of controlling shareholders (closely held), the quality of the collaboration is key to the company's success and continuity.

Legal structures can create and steer a collaboration providing that they are implemented and communicated properly whilst the different interests have been weighed and balanced. Tax considerations often drive the choice for a specific company structure, for example, in health care or international structures.

Not seldom, we find that the tax structure does not really match the reality and actually may give rise to several kinds of problems. The situation’s perspectives are then out of sync.

Koele Tax & Legal Perspecta builds bridges between taxation on the one hand and good collaboration or an international reality on the other.

We give advice across the spectrum – where necessary together with sector-specific specialists – on collaboration and succession issues, management buy-ins, and different types of international structures in the private sector and at the intersection of private and non-profit (See also Social Enterprising: business models for impact).


Dutch Bill on Transparency Civil Society Organizations

THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF OUR CONSTITUTIONAL FREEDOM BY POPULIST SYMBOL POLITICS After several decades of research and practice in the non-profit sector, I have become deeply convinced that this sector forms the buffers of our democratic society based on the rule of law.


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

Ten Things on Philanthropy in the Netherlands Ten Things You (probably) didn't know about Philanthropy in the Netherlands, column by Ineke A. Koele in Philanthropy Impact Winter 2013/14