We advise you in the setting up of your foundation. Our experience shows that founders are often individuals with diverse corporate, social, and family relationships. We take this into consideration as we advise our clients.

Our first step is always the analysis of the foundation’s environment. For the establishment of the foundation’s form and organizational structure, we design an implementation plan with you – with calculable and predictable costs.

Even existing foundations need help and advice. We analyse the boards of foundations and structural deficiencies, and develop clear organizational structures. We negotiate with the competent supervisory authorities and support the restructuring of the bodies.

Foundations do not freely operate in an environment of promotional activities. Their relationships with the environment are varied and often in need of regulation. We advise you in dealing with the regulators of the foundation, in particular within its financial branch. For cooperation with public and private partners, whether on loan contracts or joint projects, we build the correct contractual basis in accordance with the tax and legal requirements.

In handling the foundation’s stakeholders, we have developed our own compliance guidelines, which we gladly present to you.

Brand building is becoming increasingly important in the non-profit sector. In this realm, our clients benefit from our brand strategy skills.

The financial crisis of 2009 has shown that many foundation boards faced uncertainties in the investment of trust assets. We take care of the formulation of your investment guidelines. In doing so, we provide legal security and reduce your liability risks. Additionally, we assist our client in giving advice about the legal implications of various investment decisions.


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Am Kupfergraben 4
10117 Berlin

phone +49 - 30 - 22 00 24 80
fax +49 - 30 - 22 00 24 899


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