Intertrust Group is a leading global provider of quality expert management and administrative services, listed at Euronext in Amsterdam. Intertrust operates with over 4,000 professionals from 45 offices in 30 countries. This is amplified by the support we offer across our approved partner network which covers a further 100+ jurisdictions. Key elements for Intertrust are - and always will be - our professional and experienced staff, our personal approach to clients, our quality services, and our responsiveness.
Intertrust Sweden is the largest Swedish professional service provider and operates with 70 employees in offices in Stockholm and Malmö serving over 800 client entities. Intertrust Sweden’s philosophy is to be a one stop shop for any legal or financial management or administrative need providing high-quality support at all levels. Our core business includes to incorporate, domicile (i.e. providing address and postal services), and manage companies and structures for our clients on a global or local level. The services further include the provision of board members, process agents and tax representatives, organisation of shareholders’ meetings and board meetings, administration of Incentive Programs/Share Plans, liquidation services, regular bookkeeping and statutory accounting, bank account set up and administration, escrow services, payroll administration, tax and employer registration as well as other services as required by our clients.
In addition to our corporate services, we provide various other services including fund set-up and administration, foundation administration, agent and bondholder’s representative services, depository services, and private client services. We cooperate with major Swedish and international law firms, tax advisors, banks, and auditors, complementing each other’s services.
What could Intertrust Group offer our members?
Our connection to the Netherlands is strong, not least due to our Dutch heritage since our start of business in 1952, our listing at the Amsterdam stock exchange and our headquarter in Amsterdam. We also work closely with our 500+ Dutch colleagues as well as Dutch law firms, tax advisors, and banks that advise Dutch clients taking ventures abroad. For customers, this means that we work jointly as a one stop shop for Dutch companies taking their business to Sweden and the Nordics.
Your last name sounds Dutch. What is your own connection with the Netherlands and Sweden?
Originally, I am from Leiden in the Netherlands. My connection with Sweden actually started through the language rather than the country. At a young age, I picked up the sounds of the Swedish language. Out of curiosity, I taught myself Swedish in a natural way by reading books and watching television, until I was basically fluent. During my law studies at Leiden University, I simultaneously studied two years of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Amsterdam, with Swedish and Danish as main languages. I had a wish to do my master’s studies abroad, and a move to the Nordics felt logical. In 2015, I moved to Lund to study a master’s programme in law at Lund University. I stayed until 2019 and did amongst others an internship with the Netherlands Embassy in Copenhagen. Not totally unexpected, it has been easy to integrate as there has never been a language barrier for me in the Öresund region, and I felt very much at home. After a short period back in the Netherlands for a work opportunity, I felt that I was happier in Sweden and moved back to Lund. In 2021, I left Skåne for Stockholm to start working for Intertrust as a legal associate.
What are your expectations regarding your membership with the Dutch Chamber?
For Intertrust, we would like to maintain and expand our Dutch business network by meeting potential business partners and clients, and to share information with the members of the Dutch Chamber about possible solutions for Dutch businesses in the Nordics. We also look forward to participating in the variety of interesting events the Dutch Chamber organises.
Personally, I would like to broaden my professional network in Stockholm through the membership, as I am (relatively) new to the city. So far, I have already had the chance to meet a lot of nice people, working in many different sectors. I hope to be able to contribute to the members of the Dutch Chamber with my knowledge of both Dutch and Swedish corporate law. If your company has any questions about how to establish a company, or where to begin with setting up a business in Sweden (or in the Netherlands), I am always happy to meet up for a cup of coffee to share my knowledge.