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 7 members from different countries.
The Executive Committee has the following composition:
Chairman: Juan Pedro Hoya
1st Vice-Chairman: Pascal Julien Saint-Amand
Treasurer: Jean Vincke
Secretary: Marie Larivière
The Board has the following members:
Juan Pedro Hoya, Lexunion España (ES)
Pascal Julien Saint-Amand, Althémis (FR)
Philippe Mauler, swisNot (CH)
Julien Schlaeppi, swisNot (CH)
Rob Steegmans, VHN Notarissen (NL)
Federico Tassinari, InSignum (IT)
Jean Vincke, Actalys (BE)
A lawyer from Madrid, Spain, Marie Larivière 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 has been responsible for coordinating the group’s scientific work, administration and financial management, as well as the network’s internal and external communications since 2013, including publication of content on the website.
Marie Larivière speaks French, Spanish and English and has been the Director/Manager of Lexunion since 1 January 2013.