Lasting business succession and collaborations

It is an often overlooked fact that 70% of the business successions and collaborations fail. Read more »

International philanthropy

International philanthropy has a lot of tax and legal obstacles. Read more »

Navigating complex estates

We prefer to avoid complex estates by creating a suitable structure of (international) residence (international mobility), asset management (family governance), estate planning and the transfer of assets to family members, employees or social organizations, customized wills and proper communication on these issues during life (succession planning). Read more »

Innovative tax-legal structuring for social enterprises

Unlike other jurisdictions, the Netherlands does not have a fixed structure for social enterprises. Read more »

Private foundations: a solution for wealthy and business families

We use two main types of private foundations: Family foundations with a dynamic governance and a public benefit goal (ANBI Family foundation) that are run alongside a family (business). Read more »
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.