International business management services for private and corporate clients.

We combine the professional experience and know-how of a corporate management group with a fully-fledged accounting firm and a well versed and connected international business consultancy.

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About Us

We believe that doing business in our globalised world requires an international astute business management platform to navigate the added complexities and excel on a cross border stage. A right-hand team that can execute while adding value to your business in the process.

With roots dating back to 1831, today we stand by our clients and truly understand what it means to operate in the real world and in this international business context.

We work closely with international entrepreneurs, HNWIs, SMEs and professionals, and pride ourselves on our adaptability. This is reflected in the variety of business sectors we support.

We enable innovative people and businesses to thrive by managing the framework in which they operate, expertly providing the tools for success.

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What we do

By combining your key business functions and providing them from one platform, we have the adaptability and reach to tailor our services to all your requirements. Our diverse international client base is proof of that commitment.

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We match the most appropriate domicile, company type, ownership structure and statutory positions with your business. During this process we consider:


  • Legal and asset protection

  • Trading and credit requirements

  • Double taxation and bilateral investment agreements

  • Licensing and regulatory matters

  • Income type

  • Shareholder(s) domicile

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Our team of qualified accountants and system administrators can design, implement and operate any finance and administration function of your business.

Depending on your business requirements, we can support you with as little or as much as you need: from the annual preparation of statutory accounts, VAT and corporate tax returns, to a fully outsourced finance and administration function. This could include management of debtors, creditors, general ledger, controlling, budgeting and forecasting.

Whether this role involves complex cross-border transactions, processing of high-volume trades, or the administration of consulting and service companies, we have the know-how and professional tools to execute your company’s financial, reporting and tax obligations.

We can accommodate the requirements of most tax jurisdictions and adhere to the accounting standards of the country of incorporation and trading.

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Our business operations team takes care of the essential day-to-day operational requirements of your business. These activities include (but aren’t limited to) front office functions, transaction execution, client and supplier liaison, project delivery and procurement, and management of outsourced services.

We adapt our business operations function around your company needs, whether it’s for daily recurring activities or urgent ad-hoc problem solving. Our extensive exposure to a variety of business sectors forms the basis of our experience in managing the operational side of the business.

In certain cross border structures, our hands-on operational engagement can provide the required business substance under relevant tax rules and regulations.

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From fulfilling board member positions and escrow engagements to acting on behalf of clients and trustee appointments, we provide these fiduciary services in a modern context and hold the necessary Swiss fiduciary licence.

We also assist companies with the administration of private equity investments and act as transfer agent for roles which include: process of share subscriptions and issuance, share register maintenance, AML and compliance, investor liaison and reporting.

Fiduciary services have a broad context and ever increasing regulatory and compliance requirements. We welcome these changes as it provides for a reliable framework our clients and third parties can rely on.

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We provide the same set of business support functions in a private context for a select number of clients. Common services include:


  • Asset protection and estate planning

  • Asset acquisition and disposal

  • Financial monitoring and reporting including personal tax returns

  • Insurance cover and management

  • General private administration

  • Concierge services

  • svgCorporate & Tax structuring
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    We match the most appropriate domicile, company type, ownership structure and statutory positions with your business. During this process we consider:


    • Legal and asset protection

    • Trading and credit requirements

    • Double taxation and bilateral investment agreements

    • Licensing and regulatory matters

    • Income type

    • Shareholder(s) domicile

  • svgAccounting & Administration
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    Our team of qualified accountants and system administrators can design, implement and operate any finance and administration function of your business.

    Depending on your business requirements, we can support you with as little or as much as you need: from the annual preparation of statutory accounts, VAT and corporate tax returns, to a fully outsourced finance and administration function. This could include management of debtors, creditors, general ledger, controlling, budgeting and forecasting.

    Whether this role involves complex cross-border transactions, processing of high-volume trades, or the administration of consulting and service companies, we have the know-how and professional tools to execute your company’s financial, reporting and tax obligations.

    We can accommodate the requirements of most tax jurisdictions and adhere to the accounting standards of the country of incorporation and trading.

  • svgBusiness Operations
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    Our business operations team takes care of the essential day-to-day operational requirements of your business. These activities include (but aren’t limited to) front office functions, transaction execution, client and supplier liaison, project delivery and procurement, and management of outsourced services.

    We adapt our business operations function around your company needs, whether it’s for daily recurring activities or urgent ad-hoc problem solving. Our extensive exposure to a variety of business sectors forms the basis of our experience in managing the operational side of the business.

    In certain cross border structures, our hands-on operational engagement can provide the required business substance under relevant tax rules and regulations.

  • svgFiduciary Services
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    From fulfilling board member positions and escrow engagements to acting on behalf of clients and trustee appointments, we provide these fiduciary services in a modern context and hold the necessary Swiss fiduciary licence.

    We also assist companies with the administration of private equity investments and act as transfer agent for roles which include: process of share subscriptions and issuance, share register maintenance, AML and compliance, investor liaison and reporting.

    Fiduciary services have a broad context and ever increasing regulatory and compliance requirements. We welcome these changes as it provides for a reliable framework our clients and third parties can rely on.

  • svgPrivate Family Office
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    We provide the same set of business support functions in a private context for a select number of clients. Common services include:


    • Asset protection and estate planning

    • Asset acquisition and disposal

    • Financial monitoring and reporting including personal tax returns

    • Insurance cover and management

    • General private administration

    • Concierge services

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Our Clients

We work closely with entrepreneurs, HNWIs, SMEs and professionals, and pride ourselves on our adaptability. This is reflected in the variety of business sectors we support, including:

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Know-how

We specialize in several key services and customers, covering both private and institutional clients. Below are a selection of areas of expertise where our
know-how can be applied:

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Whether it be for equity investments, real estate acquisition or inter-group structuring, SPVs are widely used among our clients and represent a significant part of our core corporate competency.

The engagement cycle follows the usual process: clear the legal and tax aspects, incorporate the SPV and execute the proposed transaction.

Where a dedicated holding SPV is utilised for equity or debt finance, we fulfil all the relevant legal and corporate administrative functions, process share or debt subscriptions and assist the principal with the investment process and ongoing investor relations. Our Swiss fiduciary license allows us to perform relevant escrow and related services.

Our added value is in the efficient execution of this process within most corporate domiciles along with the ongoing business support services, financial reporting and administrative requirements.

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Cross border business ventures are common scenarios in our globalised world and we are well equipped to support this particular business need. In most cases, not only operating cross border but also often with business owners based in different countries.

In such cases, the corporate and tax aspects of the initial set up is more complex and needs the appropriate attention and consideration. Once such aspects are cleared, they also need careful implementation and execution so not to trip up any of the rules and regulations of the multiple jurisdictions involved.

They also require specialised reporting, often in multiple jurisdictions, and to the owners for their respective local filing requirements. We design and implement the accounting structure from the outset to accommodate such needs..

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Our “executive" entrepreneur clientele are ex-corporate executives who leave their job to start their own company. These clients usually have deals in the pipeline before the company structure is even operational.

Our role is to provide a professionally run business management platform that our clients can simply adopt and execute. We provide the same support function they were familiar with under their executive position, so they can focus on what they are good at: executing deals.

After setting up the company and taking care of all the administrative hurdles, we design the operational, accounting and administrative framework relevant to the business and clients’ needs

Our extensive cross border experience and international equipped business management platform makes us the ideal partner to execute and deliver these functions on a global stage.

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Our accounting, auditing and management experience together with our vast exposure to the international rules and regulations makes us the ideal partner to design, implement and deliver highly specialised reporting.

The reporting could be for a range of applications, such as:


  • Sales statements or trade settlements to third party clients

  • Inter-group reporting by division, profit centre and country

  • Reporting for consolidation purposes to HQ

We understand that these output capabilities must be flexible, allowing you to accommodate for the ever increasing cross border reporting and compliance requirements.

Aside from the cost saving, outsourcing certain back office administration and accounting functions is driven by the need to buy-in a range of expertise efficiently. Having access to such specialised skills in one engagement and on such flexible terms is otherwise difficult to achieve.

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International performers, such as music artists and sportspeople, have hectic lives with significant and internationally complex financial and administrative burdens. We alleviate those stresses to allow the client to focus on performing.

Common functions we execute include:


  • Withholding tax planning and mitigation

  • Contracting, invoicing and debtor management

  • Sourcing, directing and managing third party services and suppliers

  • Production services and management thereof

  • Tour settlement with promoters, booking agent and management

  • Endorsement deals sourcing, negotiating and administrating

  • Trademark registration and protection

  • Royalty and publishing income collecting/ accounting and reporting

In a number of these engagements our services are naturally extended to a Private Family Office role.

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As we have extensive international exposure across a range of business sectors, we’ve developed a unique business network that we use for business introductions, fundraising and to source specialist services.

On a daily basis, we encounter new opportunities and challenges that our clients face. Where appropriate, we use our network to cross match and source the required input, such as for B2B connections, human resources, financial assistance or country specific access.

We engage an extensive network of professionals allowing us to source a broad range of products and services on a privileged basis directly benefitting our clients.

In select cases we can also take a financial interest and/or assume representation under our own name.

  • svgSpecial Purpose Vehicle
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    Whether it be for equity investments, real estate acquisition or inter-group structuring, SPVs are widely used among our clients and represent a significant part of our core corporate competency.

    The engagement cycle follows the usual process: clear the legal and tax aspects, incorporate the SPV and execute the proposed transaction.

    Where a dedicated holding SPV is utilised for equity or debt finance, we fulfil all the relevant legal and corporate administrative functions, process share or debt subscriptions and assist the principal with the investment process and ongoing investor relations. Our Swiss fiduciary license allows us to perform relevant escrow and related services.

    Our added value is in the efficient execution of this process within most corporate domiciles along with the ongoing business support services, financial reporting and administrative requirements.

  • svgCross border ventures
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    Cross border business ventures are common scenarios in our globalised world and we are well equipped to support this particular business need. In most cases, not only operating cross border but also often with business owners based in different countries.

    In such cases, the corporate and tax aspects of the initial set up is more complex and needs the appropriate attention and consideration. Once such aspects are cleared, they also need careful implementation and execution so not to trip up any of the rules and regulations of the multiple jurisdictions involved.

    They also require specialised reporting, often in multiple jurisdictions, and to the owners for their respective local filing requirements. We design and implement the accounting structure from the outset to accommodate such needs..

  • svgThe “executive” entrepreneur
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    Our “executive" entrepreneur clientele are ex-corporate executives who leave their job to start their own company. These clients usually have deals in the pipeline before the company structure is even operational.

    Our role is to provide a professionally run business management platform that our clients can simply adopt and execute. We provide the same support function they were familiar with under their executive position, so they can focus on what they are good at: executing deals.

    After setting up the company and taking care of all the administrative hurdles, we design the operational, accounting and administrative framework relevant to the business and clients’ needs

    Our extensive cross border experience and international equipped business management platform makes us the ideal partner to execute and deliver these functions on a global stage.

  • svgSpecialised reporting functions
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    Our accounting, auditing and management experience together with our vast exposure to the international rules and regulations makes us the ideal partner to design, implement and deliver highly specialised reporting.

    The reporting could be for a range of applications, such as:


    • Sales statements or trade settlements to third party clients

    • Inter-group reporting by division, profit centre and country

    • Reporting for consolidation purposes to HQ

    We understand that these output capabilities must be flexible, allowing you to accommodate for the ever increasing cross border reporting and compliance requirements.

    Aside from the cost saving, outsourcing certain back office administration and accounting functions is driven by the need to buy-in a range of expertise efficiently. Having access to such specialised skills in one engagement and on such flexible terms is otherwise difficult to achieve.

  • svgMusic artists & sportspeople
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    International performers, such as music artists and sportspeople, have hectic lives with significant and internationally complex financial and administrative burdens. We alleviate those stresses to allow the client to focus on performing.

    Common functions we execute include:


    • Withholding tax planning and mitigation

    • Contracting, invoicing and debtor management

    • Sourcing, directing and managing third party services and suppliers

    • Production services and management thereof

    • Tour settlement with promoters, booking agent and management

    • Endorsement deals sourcing, negotiating and administrating

    • Trademark registration and protection

    • Royalty and publishing income collecting/ accounting and reporting

    In a number of these engagements our services are naturally extended to a Private Family Office role.

  • svgBusiness facilitation
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    As we have extensive international exposure across a range of business sectors, we’ve developed a unique business network that we use for business introductions, fundraising and to source specialist services.

    On a daily basis, we encounter new opportunities and challenges that our clients face. Where appropriate, we use our network to cross match and source the required input, such as for B2B connections, human resources, financial assistance or country specific access.

    We engage an extensive network of professionals allowing us to source a broad range of products and services on a privileged basis directly benefitting our clients.

    In select cases we can also take a financial interest and/or assume representation under our own name.

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Switzerland

Our engagements extend well beyond Switzerland and we are able to refine our full international business management services regardless of where you or your organisation is based.

Establishing the corporate structure or part of the business operation in Switzerland offers some additional key benefits:

  • Pro-business with extensive investment protection treaties and free trade agreements.
  • Privileged taxation including advanced ruling for added certainty.
  • An accommodating legal, regulatory and administrative framework.
  • A geographical advantage with a world-class infrastructure network.
  • Stable political, economic and social environment with a reputation for quality and reliability.

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Executive Team

VAN DOORN Switzerland was re-established by Barthold A. van Doorn in 2008.

Barthold has been active in the field of corporate structuring, fiduciary services and business consulting since 2002. Before he re-established VAN DOORN Switzerland, he worked at a leading international corporate management and fiduciary group.

The diversity of our team offers the biggest strength and quality of our competitive offering. In addition to multiple languages and cultures across our team, we also cover a wide range of university degrees, professional qualifications and experiences from around the world.

Our dynamic, highly qualified and international team is ready to be of assistance and add value to your business.

Van Doorn Key Team

Languages & Nationalities

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Contact Us

Van Doorn

Bahnhofstrasse 16
6300, Zug
Switzerland

 

Tel: +41 (0)41 710 5370

 

Email: info@van-doorn.com