Foundation Law and Law on Non-Profit Organizations

New formation 

  • Legal, tax and structural advice on the formation of family foundations, charitable foundations or charitable organizations in another legal form
  • Structuring corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities 
  • Individually tailored drafting of the necessary formation documents
  • Coordination with the relevant public authorities
  • Considering the financing structure including any aspects of the law on charitable giving
  • Inclusion of the formation of the foundation in the further structuring of succession planning

Ongoing advice 

  • Ongoing legal and tax advice for foundations, associations and charitable organizations and their representatives in dealings with the relevant foundation, tax and other competent authorities
  • Legal and tax planning, structuring and support of charitable projects including cooperations and grant agreements 
  • VAT law for non-profit organizations 
  • Representing foundations and acting bodies in dealings with the supervisory authority for foundations and the tax authorities in cases of dispute and/or liability 
  • Preventative advice on investment guidelines and reasonable cost allocations between non-profit organizations
  • Preparation and Audit of annual financial statements
  • Preparation of tax returns of all kind 
  • Implementation of tax compliance and management systems for charitable corporations

Structural changes to foundations and non-profit organizations  

  • Legal and tax advice in advance of restructuring measures
  • Planning and arranging the restructuring of charitable organizations including applications for advance rulings 
  • Providing structural advice to associations and public-private partnerships including mergers
  • Advising on changes to the bylaws in consideration of aspects of tax and foundation law


  • Carrying out training courses for employees of charitable organizations regarding financial accounting and reporting, the law on donations and fundraising and other typical legal and tax-related questions pertaining to charitable organizations, in-house client workshops
  • Training for tax advisors and lawyers on foundation and charity law

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