Family & Business

Family businesses and interests

The Netherlands boasts a large number of family businesses, i.e. companies that are family-run and controlled. In family businesses, there is overlap – and occasionally a conflict – between private and business interests. This dynamic leads to a number of legal and tax challenges.

Continuity is important for family businesses, not just for the day-to-day running of the business (cash management, job creation and output), but also for its ability to continue as a going concern in the long term.

Family business and succession

What has been arranged in the way of business succession? What roles do different members of the family play in the business? Is value being transferred to the next generation?

These are questions our specialists answer on a daily basis. We provide added value to our clients by offering our specialist expertise as well as the expert knowledge available in our international network, which we can draw upon for the benefit of the family businesses we count among our clients.

Family business and external transfer

Even if a business is transferred to a non-family member, for instance if it is sold or goes public, the specialists of Meijburg Legal can help, whether you need us in the preparatory or transfer stage, or after the transaction has been conducted.

We provide advisory services about governance, corporate structures and asset structuring every day. Harnessing our notarial expertise, we make sure that these structures are implemented efficiently and we help you invest your assets.

Family & Business: estate planning

Estate planning is a must if you are a high-net-worth individual. Estate planning is an integral part of our service offering to family businesses.

Our estate planning specialists come together from multiple disciplines to advise family offices; the services they provide range from asset structuring to assisting in investment and disposal transactions. Our unique selling point is that we take a multidisciplinary approach. We combine our legal services with tax, financial and management consulting aspects.

Meijburg Legal’s family business services cover:

  • Structuring and restructuring
  • Advice on business succession issues
  • Advice on control and regulatory issues
  • Assistance and support in business transfers, mergers, demergers and carve-outs
  • Gifts/succession to the next generation
  • Advice on, and set-up of, family offices
  • Assistance and support in investments and disposals
  • Estate planning

Want to talk strategy with our family business specialists?

If you need help with legal issues involving business transfer, succession or estate planning, the Meijburg Legal advisors can help you explore your options. We would be happy to advise you on the best course of action for your business and your family.

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