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 »
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.