For family offices, unforeseen threats such as fraud, disputes between family members or litigation with third parties can severely jeopardise family stability, value and reputation.
Just as families are complex, continually evolving entities, so too are the issues they face. In many cases, it will be a transitional event – such as a sudden death, a generational shift or the sale of a family business – that initiates conflict. Other commonly encountered problems stem from investments that have misfired, divorces, trust disputes and fraud.
When everything is running smoothly, it’s easy to rely on the fact that ‘everyone knows how things work around here’, but when operations come under pressure, risks can multiply quickly. These risks become more acute in the case of multi-generational families and those with international asset holdings.
We understand that the problem you face may, in fact, be a symptom of a larger and more significant issue in the family. We will work with you to understand and resolve the underlying issues as well as the immediate conflict.