Establishment of a family office

"ProEuropean Trading GmbH" in corporation with our Swiss partners "Swiss Traders AG"

MULTI-FAMILY OFFICE STRUCTURE SCOPE

This structuring project encompasses the entire spectrum of structures & services needed to build the administrative, investment and governance structures necessary to operate a multi-family office and manage significant amounts of funds.

• Safely take in all of each principal’s funds

• Place the funds into institutional structures created specifically for serving and protecting the clients‘ interests at all times, both for each principal and their families

• Giving each principal the liquidity to work in their chosen area

KEY CRITERIA FOR THE FAMILY OFFICE

In order to run a modern multi-family office effectively, a structure has to meet the following criteria:

• Wealth Preservation & Protection

• Generation of Long-Standing Cash-Flow & Income Streams

• Tax Optimisation

• Resilience to External Events

• Generational Wealth Transfer & Preparedness for additional UBOs

ADDITIONALLY, A MODERN MULTI-FAMILY OFFICE OF THE 2020s NEEDS TO MEET A NUMBER OF ADDITIONAL CRITERIA:

• Ability to easily accept and service clients from various jurisdictions

• Ability to easily accept and process funds from various jurisdictions

• Ability to make multi-jurisdictional investments

• Ability to flexibly move funds between entities

CORE STRUCTURE

This structure has been designed to handle significant inflows of funds, as well as substantial international transactions.

Each family office client will be provided with a 3-tier structure:

A - PRIVATE BENEFIT FAMILY FOUNDATION

This is a perfect asset protection and estate planning tool for families:

i. This is used to bring the clients and their funds into Liechtenstein.

ii. This also ensures the tax status of the client, as well as the safe generational transfer of wealth.

B - AIFM FUND STRUCTURE

An Alternative Investment Fund is created as an umbrella structure.

Each family will receive a sub-fund underneath the structure.

This is an institutional vehicle that can receive large international payments. This company is the high level investment vehicle that will allocate resources into the underlying investment companies. It is designed to easily make allocations to international projects.

It is furthermore designed to balance profits and losses to minimise tax exposure.

C – LOCAL OR INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT COMPANIES

Investment Companies in-country for the most common activities. Here are a few examples:

• Real Estate Investment & Holding Companies

• Real Estate Project Companies

• Financial Investment Companies

• Private Equity & Venture Capital & Intellectual Property Company

• Project Management & Invoicing Companies

• Special Purpose Vehicles to manage Individual Investment Projects (Mining, Industries, Corporate Ownership)

• Trading Companies for trading Assets and Financial Instruments (SBLC, BGs, MTNs)

BENEFITS FOR THE PRINCIPALS & FAMILY OFFICE

Both the principals and the family office itself benefit from the unique way this structure has been shaped to fit the needs of the principals and the family office alike.

COMPLIANCE & SHIELDING THE PRINCIPALS

This structure has been designed to shield and protect the principals by effectively creating a double blind structure:

i. The institutions where the principal‘s wealth originates from, and which send the send the funds into the country, only see a private benefit foundation as a client.

ii. The local investment companies receive their funds from a collective investment vehicle, a fund. So they are comfortable that another institutional entity has vetted and checked the incoming funds.

• The banks see that the investments come from institutional entities.

• This means significant time savings and a smooth compliance process.

EFFICIENCY

This structure has been optimised to enable principals to move large transactional volumes between different economic zones.

Also, as it is a modular structure, new principals can typically be onboarded in 3-5 weeks.

SUMMARY

In summary, this is the modern family office structure for the 2020s and onwards. It is both flexible and resilient at the same time.

TEAM

The structure has been designed and will be set up and operated by a team of seasoned banking, accounting and fiscal professionals, with a total of 60 years experience.

STRUCTURING COSTS

This include all steps outlined in the detailed overview of services appended below. INITIAL SETTING UP OF THE STRUCTURE upon request

FAMILY OFFICE COSTS

The family office cost is split into 2 elements:

FIXED COSTS

2.00% on all assets, when total assets under management are up to EUR 5.0B 1.50% on all assets, when total assets under management are up to EUR 10.0B 1.25% on all assets, when total assets under management are above EUR 10.0B These will be applied quarterly on a pro rata basis.

FLEXIBLE COSTS

25.00% Performance Fees

DETAILED OVERVIEW OF SERVICES

The above-mentioned structuring project fees comprise the entire spectrum of services that are necessary to build the administrative, investment and governance structures necessary to operate a family office and manage an initial investment sum of at typically EUR 10.00 Billion, or more.

SERVICES

The cost of the project comprises all the services outlined below

• Conception of the Structure

• Generation of the Investment Strategy

• Client Sign-Off

• Investment Portfolio Selection

• Investment Process & Supervision

• Implementation of all Services

SETTING UP A PRIVATE FAMILY FOUNDATION

• Legal Services

• Notary Services

• Registration & Regulatory Services

• Bank Accounts

• Hiring & Staffing of Foundation/Family Office

• Hiring of Directors

• Management of all Financial Transfers

• Governance and Supervisory Structure

• Contracts & Agreements

SETTING UP A FUND STRUCTURE

• Legal Services

• Notary Services

• Registration & Regulatory Services

• Setting up of International Bank Accounts

• Hiring of Directors

• Management of all Financial Transfers

• Governance and Supervisory Structure

• Contracts & Agreements

SETTING UP OF INVESTMENT & PORTFOLIO COMPANIES IN SWITZERLAND

• Swiss Real Estate Investment & Holding Company

• Swiss Real Estate Project Company

• European Real Estate Investment Company

• Swiss Financial Investment Company

• Swiss Private Equity & Venture Capital & Intellectual Property Company

• Swiss Project Management & Invoicing Company, with an employment agreement for the principal

• Special Purpose Vehicles to manage Individual Investment Projects

CORPORATE PACKAGE

Each company will be freshly set up and receive the following corporate package:

• Registration

• Purpose

• Directors

• Capitalisation of all underlying investment companies

• Swiss/International Bank Accounts

CONTRACTS & AGREEMENTS

• Wealth Management Agreements

• Family Office Agreements

• Investment Agreements

• Reporting Templates

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

• Travel

• Travel for Business Partners

• Development & of Investment

Concepts & Strategies together with the Principal

• Implementation of Investment Strategies

• Negotiations with existing Client Banks and Structures

TIME-FRAME

The typical time-frame for the entire structure is 6-8 weeks.

An allowance has to be made for the fact that it is a

summer break right now.

The structures will be set up, and subsequently

managed and run under the umbrella of the client‘s

family office.

Working Team

Aikaterini Lianoudaki

Elena Margariti

Tilman Schultz