Simont Braun - Avocats advocaten lawyers

Holding Companies

Holding companies have played a significant role in the Belgian economic landscape for many years now. The flexible tax regime applicable to holding companies also attracts numerous foreign investors.

From family businesses to listed entities, holding companies represent a diversity of stakeholders which, to a large extent, share common goals and concerns: the creation of long-term value, transparency issues, efficient tax schemes, relationships with operating companies, asset preservation over generations, etc.

Together with our tax specialists, our Corporate team advises holding companies and their shareholders on all the typical issues they are likely to face.

We notably provide assistance for:

  • Selecting the right holding structure on incorporation;

  • Preparing all subsequent corporate documentation;

  • Drafting and advising on all contractual documentation relating to their relationships with the operating entities and their managers and between shareholders;

  • Governance issues;

  • Application of the various corporate, financial and tax regulations.

We also have specific expertise in providing advisory services to large family groups for the optimisation of shareholder structure and to ensure compliance with the full spectrum of regulations, notably relating to market abuse, money laundering, takeover bids, transparency and corporate governance.