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Introduction to basic family charters

By |October 20th, 2014|

Introduction to basic family charters
There are some frequent questions that are raised by researchers when looking into a specific matter. Some of them seem to have obvious answers when,

Charter for high net worth families. What for? And what are its contents?

By |October 20th, 2014|

Charter for high net worth families. What for? And what are its contents?
A Family Charter should not be looked at as a piece of literature to work on, perfect

How to transfer the family business to next generations?

By |October 20th, 2014|

How to transfer the family business to next generations?
Timely and properly transferring family assets requires careful planning and training of successors and documenting the rights and obligations of all

How is a family Charter drafted? Can it be amended?

By |October 17th, 2014|

Drafting a Family Charter
The drafting of a Family Charter is not a difficult task, as long as its author is fully aware of what to provide in it.

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What do you need to know about Polish inheritance and donations tax?

By |October 1st, 2014|

What do you need to know about Polish inheritance and donations tax? Does the private foundation or trust qualify for the tax-exempt status under Polish law?
Inheritance and donations tax,

Estate planning and trusts in the divorce context

By |September 30th, 2014|

Estate planning and trusts in the divorce context
The creation of trusts for estate planning purposes or for tax purposes
In terms of South African statutory provisions, trust assets vest in

May foreigners acquire real estate in Switzerland?

By |September 30th, 2014|

May foreigners acquire real estate in Switzerland?
The “Federal Act on Acquisition of Real estate by Persons living abroad” restricts the acquisition of real estate in Switzerland by foreigners.

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Succession in Switzerland – Last Will

By |September 30th, 2014|

The order of succession in Switzerland is determined by the Swiss Civil Code.
According to the general provisions of the Swiss International Private Law Act, Swiss courts or administrative authorities

What is the benefit to families in making a prenuptial agreement?

By |September 30th, 2014|

What is the benefit to families in making a prenuptial agreement?
Prenuptial agreements can be used to protect family wealth and to ensure a fair settlement for all parties without

Immigration of persons with no gainful activity in Switzerland

By |September 30th, 2014|

Is immigration to Switzerland still attractive to persons with no gainful activity in Switzerland?
Switzerland is an attractive country granting substantial tax benefits to immigrating foreigners.
The advantages of Switzerland include: