Founded in 2002 as a non-profit association under Belgian law, LEXUNION (formerly Groupe International Patrimoine & Entreprise) brings together independent legal, wealth planning and tax advice professionals based in Europe, who work regularly with numerous correspondents in the U.S., the Middle East, Africa, South America and Asia.
LEXUNION is a multi-professional organisation which brings together the expertise of notaries, lawyers and tax experts.
The LEXUNION network currently comprises around one hundred notary offices and law firms in 8 countries, and is seeking to expand progressively in line with very strict selection criteria.
LEXUNION is managed by an international board of directors, which is renewed every two years by the assembly of delegates.
The official languages of LEXUNION are English and French.
LEXUNION’s actions and services are built around four watchwords:
LEXUNION members are professionals who are recognised locally for their expertise and ethical conduct. Besides their national legal and tax expertise, they are experienced in handling matters with an international dimension. As members of regulated professions subject to disciplinary rules, LEXUNION members are particularly committed to their ethics, independence and respect for professional secrecy.
By joining LEXUNION, professionals agree to adhere to an exacting code under which they promise to deal with information requests and matters raised by other network members both promptly and efficiently.
Trust is paramount within LEXUNION. Our members forge strong ties thus creating the best possible conditions for working together to serve clients.
LEXUNION encourages exchange of know-how and best practices between members during regular work meetings and annual conferences on a specific legal and tax theme.
Offices and cabinets
Assembly of Delegates
The Board of Directors currently consists of 10 members from different countries.
The Executive Committee has the following composition:
Chairman: Pascal Julien Saint-Amand
1st Vice-Chairman: Julien Schlaeppi
Treasurer: Jean Vincke
Secretary: Marie Larivière
The Board has the following members:
Pascal Julien Saint-Amand, Althémis (FR)
Julien Schlaeppi, swisNot (CH)
Peter Blokland, DKT Notarissen (NL)
Rogério M. Fernandes Ferreira, RFF Lawyers (PO)
Andrew Godfrey, Russell-Cooke (UK)
Juan Pedro Hoya, Lexunion España (ES)
Guido Imfeld, DHK Law (DE)
Philippe Mauler, swisNot (CH)
Federico Tassinari, InSignum (IT)
Jean Vincke, Actalys (BE)
Marie Larivière is lawyer in Madrid, Spain, and initially headed up the Spanish network Lexunion España from its creation in 2007 until the end of 2012, when she gradually took over the management of the international network.
She is in charge of coordinating the group’s scientific work, administration and financial management, as well as the network’s internal and external communications, including the publication of the contents on the website and Social Medias.
Marie Larivière speaks French, Spanish and English and has been the Director/Manager of Lexunion since 1 January 2013.