Corporate governance

Good business means taking into account the interests of all the parties involved. These interests may be numerous, diverse and even opposing. For instance, a shareholder may urge that maximum dividends be paid, while the works council and external financiers may in fact like to see the company reserve as much profit as possible for leaner times, and customers in turn want lower prices. This diversity of interests to be served increasingly forces directors to weigh theseinterests and make difficult choices.
 
Properly functioning supervision and control mechanisms help the management board keep this weighing of interests and choices unbiased. They also help supervisors bring undesired biases to light. Good governance supports the management board in developing the business and also protects value once it has been created in the company.
 
The ground rules for supervision and control are set down in articles of incorporation, rules of procedure and legislation and regulations. Every undertaking is different of course. Customized documentation is therefore important for a company to develop optimally.
​Our civil-law notaries and deputy civil-law notaries have vast experience in advising on optimal management models and designing customized documentation. We have expertise in house on, among other things:
• management models;
• optimizing composition of the supervisory board and management board;
• one-tier board;
• rules of procedure;
• articles of incorporation;
• issue of depositary receipts / trust conditions;
• supervision;
• reporting;
• duties of the supervisor/ supervisory board member;
• role of consultative or advisory bodies.
 

 Specialized in corporate governance