The year 2019 was a year of many Honors and international rankings for Koele Tax & Legal Perspecta.
Legal Week has appointed Dr. Koele as the 'Private Client Global Elite', exclusively for the Netherlands.
Chambers then awarded her a place in Band One of the HighNetWorth Guide for the Netherlands, citing a quote: 'She is able to be analytical ánd creative, and she is a people person.'
This was followed by an appointment by Citywealth to the Private Client International Powerwomen Top 100, unique for the Netherlands. The start of the new year was followed by Who'sWho who included Ineke in the Who's Who Private Client Thoughtleaders list.
Legal Week interviewed Ineke:
What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?
The highlight of my practice in the last year, is that I have succeeded to negotiate ‘integrally’ some very difficult and harsh cases and that it came to my mind, that the process of creative negotiation or ‘conciliation’ - be it with private parties or with the taxman-, is the most rewarding exercise for an experienced private client lawyer. It requires an analytical view from different perspectives on the matters at hand and very flexible personal skills.
What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?
Apart from studying the law, which in fact is and will increasingly become a ‘commodity’ in the future, pay attention to your personal skills since our clients need highly effective professionals. My prediction is that when young lawyers tend to these personal skills as much as they tend to the contents of the law profession, they will become more creative, flexible and ‘on top of things’: exactly what clients need.
What is your favourite quote?
‘The Art of being wise is knowing what to oversee’. This is my own version of an existing quote by William James, with a whole different conceptual meaning. In my view, it is essential to look at situations from as many perspectives as possible in order to completely digest it and from that point on, to decide how to go forward wisely.