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Your Trust is a firm infused with the Rotterdam mentality. Meaning that our team consists of down-to-earth professionals who serve their clients with commitment, purpose and dedication. Rotterdam is also an attractive place to set up your Dutch base. With more than 600,000 inhabitants, it is the second largest city in the Netherlands. Many major national and multinational companies are already located here. The port is one of the four largest in the world. Rotterdam also has excellent road and public transport, plus an international airport. As the industrial powerhouse of the Netherlands, it is a logical and efficient location for both Your Trust and our broad clientèle.

THE NETHERLANDS: YOUR GATEWAY TO EUROPE

The Netherlands is great country to invest in, or through which to channel your international investments in a sustainable way. Our stable political, economic and social climate, professional financial and communications infrastructures, long mercantile tradition and keen commercial mindset all contribute to this. In common with the rest of the Dutch business community, we at Your Trust are committed to upholding the Netherlands’ reputation as your gateway to Europe. As such, it is our pleasure to support international investors and start-ups in a professional and expert manner.

A ROTTERDAM FIRM

We are proud to call Rotterdam home. This lively, no-nonsense global port city, with its melting pot of cultures, offers international companies huge advantages thanks to its location and accessibility. In the second city of the Netherlands, as an entrepreneur you enjoy the unique Dutch combination of a well-educated population, a sound legal and fiscal environment, a comprehensive network of treaties and the quality and integrity of our trust offices. On top of all that, here you also benefit from the positive, no-nonsense mentality of the people of Rotterdam.

OUR CORE VALUES

We are a reputable, professional firm committed to operating reliably, independently, transparently and sustainably at all times.

WHAT WE DO

We provide management, domicile and corporate secretarial services. In this way we ensure that entrepreneurs and companies wishing to set up permanently in the Netherlands can focus fully upon their core business. From the moment of incorporation, we take all the legal, financial, fiscal and administrative burdens off your hands, whilst ensuring that your activities in the Netherlands comply with all applicable laws and regulations. As your management team on Dutch soil, we may operate at a distance physically, but functionally we are always at your side. Even clients to whom we provide only corporate secretarial services discover that we always support them personally, expertly and quickly.

HOW WE WORK

Your Trust is dedicated to building lasting professional relationships based upon mutual trust and commitment. To ensure that we start off on the right footing, every client relationship begins with four key steps.

1. Assessment

We first evaluate your specific service needs and your expectations of our professional partnership.

2. Due diligence

For your and our protection, we check your organization’s background, corporate structure, cash flows and beneficial owners.

3. Formation and start-up

We provide full support in setting up your Dutch company, including assistance in opening bank accounts, establishing its financial administration, communication with external consultants and tax advisers and determining the company's annual agenda.

4. Day-to-day management

We manage, administer and control the company on a day-to-day basis, within your existing international organization and corporate structure.

OUR PARTNERS

Your Trust maintains a strategic partnership with DRV Accountants & Advisers for financial, administrative and tax services. We also work regularly with other accountancy and consultancy firms, including the international Big Four.

OUR TEAM

Your Trust is a small, flexible team of highly qualified and experienced employees. All are passionate professionals with a diverse background. Their combination of enthusiasm, dedication and, above all, skill adds genuine value for every client. We focus entirely upon our core provision: management, domicile and corporate secretarial services for Dutch companies, cooperatives and foundations. For financial, administrative and tax services, we work with DRV Accountants & Advisers and other trusted accountancy and consultancy firms in the Rotterdam region, including the international Big Four. These collaborations deliver the best quality for our clients in every area.

Rick van Dijk managing director Your Trust

RICK VAN DIJK

Managing director

Tax lawyer Rick van Dijk founded Your Trust in 2011 with one clear goal in mind: to provide expert management of the Dutch branches of international companies. As Managing Director, he is responsible for the firm’s overall direction and leads its tight-knit team with pride and enthusiasm. First and foremost, however, he serves as an active director of managed companies. Rick’s clients benefit from his close personal involvement with their Dutch entities and the challenges they face, and in him they find a knowledgeable sparring partner with a broad range of interests. He is also responsible for assessing the fiscal acceptability of legal structures and transactions overseen by Your Trust.

In addition, as a member of the board of Holland Quaestor he is an active advocate of an ethical and sustainable Dutch trust sector. And he is a vigorous promoter of the Rotterdam region as a business location for international companies.

After reading Tax Law at Leiden University, Rick worked as fiscal adviser at Arthur Andersen and Deloitte and then in business development and customer relationship management at several large trust offices before launching his own firm in 2011.

Gracia Manager legal counsel Your Trust

GRACIA MANDERS

Legal counsel

Gracia has been Legal Counsel at Your Trust since 2014. In this capacity she assists clients with legal and corporate secretarial work. Equally at ease and professional with senior officers of listed companies and advisers from private parties, her forte is coordinating and monitoring processes as wide-ranging as mergers and acquisitions, board meetings and IPOs. She also has extensive experience working with private-equity clients. To keep her knowledge up to date, she regularly attends the executive meetings organized by Holland Quaestor.

Gracia is a certified trust officer: in 2017 she successfully completed the Master’s programme for Trust Officers in the Institute for Corporate Law, Governance and Innovation Policies (ICGI) at Maastricht University. After studying Law at university, she began her professional career as a trainee notary at a major law firm. Once qualified, she transferred to the trust sector and worked for a number of offices certified by Holland Quaestor. Over the years she has gained considerable expertise in corporate law and compliance issues for international concerns, working with clients in numerous jurisdictions.

Claire Wismeyer - Deutsch complaince medewerkster Your Trust

CLAIRE WISMEYER – DEUTSCH

Compliance Assistant/Paralegal

Claire, our Compliance Assistant/Paralegal, supports the account managers and the compliance officer. What she finds most interesting about this role are the insight it gives her into company structures and the close working relationships she is able to build with clients.

After studying Social Legal Services, Claire worked in the corporate law departments of several medium-sized notarial firms, mainly serving international clients, before joining Your Trust in 2016.

Caroline Vermij complaince officer Your Trust

CAROLINE VERMIJ

Compliance officer

Caroline Vermij has been our Compliance Officer since 1 January 2018. She is an experienced professional whose previous employers include DNB, the Dutch national bank.

Caroline van der Meer - Schelling paralegal Your Trust

CAROLINE VAN DER MEER – SCHELLING

Paralegal

Caroline provides the other members of our team with a broad range of legal and administrative support. She has been doing this since January 2015, gratefully drawing upon her previous fifteen years of experience in the notarial sector. As the linchpin of our office, she is an invaluable source of information for her colleagues and loves to go the extra mile on behalf of our clients.

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