Wout Coppens
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Wout Coppens

EY Belgium Private Client Services Partner

Family governance, tax & legal planning for family business owners and family-owned businesses is my focus. Passionate about entrepreneurship, cooking, photography, traveling and my family & friends.

Areas of focus Tax Family enterprise
Office Antwerp, BE

Wout is a partner of the Private Client Services department, member of the Family Business Center of Excellence of EY and one of the founders of Tomorrow’s Legacy, a Next Gen Program of EY Belgium.

Responsible for the day-to-day people management of the Private Client Services practice and client responsibility for a portfolio of family business owners, family businesses, C-level executives and (ultra) high net wealth individuals.

Wout studied Law at the Antwerp University, has a master’s degree in Tax from EHSAL in Brussels and Family Governance from St. Gallen (Switzerland).

How Wout is building a better working world

Despite succession planning being acknowledged as a high-priority issue, many family businesses admit that they still have no detailed hand-over plan in place to maintain the business. Wout has developed a unique approach helping clients to develop a family charter, find the right person to take the lead, and deal with the complex tax and legal issues of the transfer of a family business.

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