Family businesses—governance

Family businesses—governance guidance:

The vast majority of family companies are privately owned. As such, the corporate governance regime applicable to listed companies (including the UK Corporate Governance...

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In March 2010, the European Confederation of Directors' Associations (ecoDa) published Corporate Governance Guidance and Principles for Unlisted Companies in Europe. This...

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The examples given in this Practice Note are based on a UK company that is privately owned but the same issues arise for families who own other types of assets or whose...

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There are different types of family constitution: • unwritten • written or partly written, and • codified Unwritten family constitution Many family businesses do not have...

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Interest in the use of family investment companies (FICs) as an estate planning vehicle increased following the changes to the tax treatment of trusts that took place in...

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The term ‘family office’ embraces a huge range of situations. As such, there is no single accepted definition. However, the Family Firm Institute see a family office as:...

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Produced in partnership with the Family Business Consultancy The governance of family offices falls into two broad categories: • external compliance—where the activities...

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'Govern a family as you would cook a small fish—very gently'. Many would agree that a similar principle applies to managing a family business. The family business that...

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Conflict is inevitable…war is not We are all hard wired to strive to survive, to breed, and to put our young in a position to do the same. That reflects in modern society...

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Conflict is inevitable…war is not Conflict is an inherent part of the human condition. In and of itself, it is neither good nor bad. What matters is how we deal with it....

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