Philip van Hilten is a partner and lawyer at AKD who specialises in the link between corporate law and tax law in the context of cross-border transactions. Since 1974 Philip has advised international clients on legally and fiscally efficient structures. Since the Nineteen Eighties he has advised international family businesses on issues relating to structure, governance, protection of assets and multigenerational planning.
Philip has published various books and articles and gives numerous lectures on his areas of expertise. Among other things he writes and gives presentations on planning issues for families and their assets, investment protection and corporate and family governance.
Philip is a director at various organisations and foundations. In those roles he uses his years of experience gained as a member of the executive committee of two extremely large, family-owned multinationals (G4S and Ikea). His clients appreciate his creativity, broad experience and solution-oriented capacity.
Philip has been a member of the International Bar Association since 1980. During that period he was a member of the board of the Energy Section, chairman of the Tax Committee for many years and a member of the Council. Via the American Bar Association he was involved in international tax law, bilateral investment protection treaties, energy practices, corporate and family governance and estate planning en wealth protection.
At international level Philip is regarded as an elder statesman who is able to find solutions for very complex situations. In recent decades a significant portion of his practice has consisted of advising high-net-worth individuals with substantial assets. He has practised in the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Paris, London, New York and Dubai.
He is currently also closely involved in the development of structures which clients from many countries and continents use to ensure that their companies function properly and can continue to exist after they have been transferred to subsequent generations.