Private Foundation

Set up of Foundations for Families or Private Individuals

Luxembourg proposes a Private Foundation which has the form of a legal entity acting like a Trust and operating like a company.

This orphan structure is set up by a founder who makes a contribution of assets at the incorporation of the foundation. These assets, which are held in Luxembourg or abroad in a separate manner from the patrimony of the founder, are managed by a foundation council or board of directors.

Upon incorporation, the founder appoints one or more beneficiaries or defines the way the foundation council will distribute the foundation's assets. The Founder may be an individual or a corporate body established in Luxembourg or abroad

 Luxembourg Private Foundation dedicated website


 A Private Foundation may be used to :

  • manage and control participations, financial instruments, real estate, etc

  • protect, maintain and administer family wealth

  • hold any type of assets or possessions around the globe, while retaining an overview of the decisions


In certain circumstances it may be particularly suitable to transfer assets from abroad, or within Luxembourg, using a foundation vehicle.


Luxembourg Private Foundation structure

Bill of law 22.07.2013: Luxembourg Private Foundations

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