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Family Estate

The family estate law group advises individuals and families, entrepreneurs and executives, banking institutions, asset managers, family offices, trustees and charitable foundations in the following areas:

Wealth Structuring and Estate Planning

  • Wealth investment and structuring in a cross-border context
  • Inter vivos gifts in a cross-border context
  • Inheritance planning
    • Determination and/or choice of applicable inheritance law (professio juris)
    • Comparative approach of eligible laws
    • Advice on the drafting of testamentary dispositions
    • Combination of marriage contracts, inheritance law and wills
    • Dismemberment of the right of ownership in a cross-border context
  • Improper usufruct agreements
  • Recognition of family debt and loans

Unions (Marriage and Partnerships)

  • Choice of matrimonial regime according to family, wealth and geographic context
  • Drafting precautions and formal conditions in a cross-border context
  • Evolution of the matrimonial regime
  • Consistency of marriage contracts and inheritance law
  • Non-marital unions (partnerships) in a cross-border context

Philanthropy

  • Assistance in setting up a philanthropic strategy in a domestic or cross-border context

Residence Transfer – Expatriation and Impatriation

  • General wealth audit, warning points detection and recommendations