The support offered by KOAN to non-profit and trade associations is designed to be cross-cutting and multi-disciplinary, involving the assistance of specialists in various areas such as employment law, commercial law, contract and intellectual property law, VAT and tax law. We aim to be practical in our approach and provide straightforward advice.
Besides advising on the possible legal structures under Belgian and European non-profit law (i.e. (international) non-profit association, private foundation and foundation of public utility), our Non-Profit and Trade Associations Team also assists clients with the constitution, management, financing and running of associations and foundations and all matters relating thereto, for example negotiation and drafting of articles of association and contracts, drafting of minutes and notices, and advising on directors’ and officers’ liabilities.
Our lawyers advise numerous Belgian and European (international) associations and foundations. Because of our ideal location in the heart of Europe, next to the European institutions, KOAN is well placed to represent non-profit and trade entities vis-à-vis the European institutions.