Articles

More then philanthropy than writing a cheque

By |February 24th, 2017|

Merrick column December 2016 revised

Switzerland – The Home of the Family Office

By |July 14th, 2016|

Switzerland – The Home of the Family Office

Jan van Bueren and Thomas Ming outline the key elements to look out for when choosing a family office for your wealth

Ultra High Net Worth individuals will increase considerably in the coming decade

By |July 14th, 2016|

Family Offices – A History and Definition

It is often assumed that the acclaimed American family, the Rockefellers, pioneered the family office in the late 19th century. However, history suggests

Why does the Belgian tax system appeal to high net worth individuals?

By |May 31st, 2016|

Belgium as tax residence
Given its excellent location and its favorable tax system, high net worth individuals find Belgium to be the perfect operating base.

High net worth individuals will find

Aircraft Ownership – Why Malta?

By |May 31st, 2016|

When the time comes to buy your private jet, how do to you go about it? 

Other than determining inter alia the level of comfort, make, model and size of

Multi-family office diversity

By |July 22nd, 2015|

The constantly increasing number of wealthy families has, over the past years, had a strong effect on demand for wealth management services. Ever more wealthy business owners and families

I did not declare my Foreign bank account in Belgium. What now?

By |December 9th, 2014|

I did not declare my Foreign bank account in Belgium. What now?
Declaration of foreign assets and income in Belgium
Obligations of Belgian tax residents to report foreign income and assets

The Trust as a Family Holding Structure 

By |December 9th, 2014|

A trust can provide a very good solution for the long term holding and preservation of family wealth.  
Trusts have been used for generations for the holding and preservation

Trust as a Family Holding Structure II (aspects of the Trust)

By |December 9th, 2014|

The Trust as a Family Holding Structure
Part II: Various aspects of the trust as a Family Holding Structure
A trust can provide a very good solution for the long term

How to deal with the family business, finances and disputes?

By |October 20th, 2014|

1. Family Business Management
A Family business is the pillar of Family assets. A special attention should be given to it in a Family Charter. Who manages the Family Business?