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Our specialised

expertise covers

- National and international wealth and estate planning 

- All aspects and kinds of public and private interest foundations, including charitable foundations, family foundations, business foundations, corporate foundations, ecclesiastical foundations plus foundation substitutes such as dependent foundations, foundation like corporations and associations

- Civil and tax law aspects of philanthropy

- Trusts and the interaction of foreign law trusts with national law 

- Embedding of international foundation and trust structures in domestic matrimonial property and inheritance law 

- Private international and comparative law

Our expertise encompasses all four German speaking countries and all their connections to other legal systems.

Specialised advice for

private clients & foundations

Examples of our work

When it comes to foundations, there is almost no constellation which we have not yet seen. And if there is a new and unexpected situation, we are the ones to find the commonly accepted solution. 

Our work encompasses:

- Establishment, development or restructuring of foundations (one stop shop from strategic planning, obtaining preliminary approvals and rulings of supervisory and tax authorities, public registration and embedding the structure in your personal estate planning)

- Providing of legal opinions regarding the most complex questions and issues, as neutral expert/witness or as party/client expert, for internal conflict solution or for submitting to national or international authorities or courts 

- Independent consulting for business companies, foundations, associations, private individuals and families in all described aspects, also next to or as assistance to the consulting by law firms 

Please see for case examples the following list.

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