Asset Management , Family Wealth Planning
Caroline Geenen mainly engages in succession and family wealth planning, family business succession, corporate restructuring and fiscal law. She studied Law at KU Leuven and obtained her degree in 2002. She also took a supplementary programme on company law at the Catholic University of Brussels and obtained her Master’s Degree in 2005. From October 2002 to September 2005, she was associated with Monard-D’Hulst as a lawyer. Caroline then made the switch to Deloitte to join the team of wealth planners from October 2005 to August 2010. From September 2010 to March 2013, she was a partner at a consultancy firm for SMEs where she was responsible for legal services. She is also a mediator in family law.
Caroline Geenen speaks at various seminars on the following topics: “Inheritance Law: some current issues in marital property law from the wealth planning perspective”, “Donate with retention of property”, “The family house as a current incentive for renewal of marriage contract and testament”, Civil-law partnership versus foundation-administration office: instrument of wealth planning”, “Real estate abroad from an inheritance law perspective, inheritance taxes and income taxes”, “Heritage of family businesses in times of crisis, space for creative wealth planning?”,…
Languages : Dutch, English, French
Odigo is an independent law firm. We offer a full range of services to Belgian and foreign companies: from promising start-ups and growth companies to established names. We support financial institutions and governments, and are a sparring partner for individuals. Odigo provides no-nonsense service, with a focus on commercial and company law, IP/ICT, social law (labour law and social security law), construction and real estate law, environmental and urban planning law, liability law and asset planning, in Belgium and abroad.
Guided by Odigo
Odigo means efficient, high quality services at an international level, with local rates. Odigo guides, advises and assists its clients in taking difficult decisions. We are both easy to communicate with and a trusted guide through the legal labyrinth. The team of lawyers at Odigo includes skilled specialists and young talent, each of whom attaches great importance to a personal relationship with clients and who strive for concrete, practical solutions. Committed, guiding, non-conformist. Easy but not simple. Odigo (οδ-ηγος, -ο), ancient Greek for ‘guide’.
Odigo x Global
Odigo regularly handles international cases for Belgian and foreign clients. Our Foreign Desk helps clients find their way abroad, and foreign clients find their way in Belgium.
Odigo has particular expertise in French/Belgian and Dutch/Belgian cases. Thanks to cross-border networks and years of experience, Odigo never loses sight of the big picture in international cases, both inside and outside Europe. France, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Italy, the United Kingdom, Poland, Turkey… keeping an eye on the world.
A perfect blend
Odigo was established in 2007 and has grown steadily ever since, initially in Hasselt, and from 2015 also in Kortrijk and Ghent. From our various offices, we stay close to our clients and offer them tailor-made services.