Legal Entity Restructuring


Legal Entity Transformation

Shaping the future through Legal Entity (Re)structuring

Structures that are aligned with operational and strategic goals enable (future) business ambitions, are easier to explain to executives, employees and authorities and are more efficient to maintain. Legal Entity Transformation enables strategic growth and efficient allocation of resources, whilst unlocking value through simpler governance and Tax & Legal efficiency.

Cumbersome and complex legal entity structures can be a significant burden for many businesses. For example:

  • A structure that is misaligned your business model can cause impediments to business- and strategic agility, inhibit growth and / or limit control and transparency across the business lines
  • Heavy structures also carry unnecessary costs related to workload intensive financial controlling, statutory reporting and / or complex labor relation landscapes.

A well designed legal entity structure enables the business to achieve short- and long-term ambitions; whether around growth (organic or through M&A), efficiency, to better serve customers or to develop into new business areas.

At Deloitte, we have a multi-disciplinary team of experts with an unparalleled track record ready to support you to successfully restructure your legal entity structure and perfect your business- and operating model. We will be your business partner throughout the program, bringing both program management and functional expertise (e.g. operations, supply chain, legal, HR, finance, accounting, tax, IT) to enable you to reach your ambitions.

Realizing your ambitions through legal entity transformation.

Strategic ambition
  • Enable business model optimization to ensure the right set-up for growth and future business strategies
  • Support M&A activity by cutting complexity and streamlining integration or separation
  • Enhance operational effectiveness by simplifying decision-making process, increasing management agility and transparency into operations
Economic ambition

Drives efficiency allowing for increased focus on value-creating activities and reduce costs (SG&A). Key areas of savings are:

  • Back office processes and fees related to controlling, statutory reporting, Intercompany and AP / AR processes
  • Legal- and administrative processes and fees
  • Labor relation efforts
  • Creating the opportunity for refinancing and (debt) restructuring
Technology ambition
  • Simplified requirements for technology transformation
  • Optimized interfaces and middleware landscapes
  • Enhanced system-driven control frameworks and end-to-end compliance
Tax & Legal ambition
  • Simplified operational tax management and de-risked Labor Law Landscape
  • Furthermore, increased responsiveness to regulatory changes, supports to reduce risks and tighten the control framework by simplifying the corporate structure
  • Increased control as it will bring early resolution to contingent liabilities

How we add value and enable you
 to deliver on strategic initiatives:

  • We have developed a unique cross-functional approach, combining program management and functional expertise
  • With our global footprint, we can bring local expertise to the program anywhere it is needed
  • We bring an agile mindset and best in class project- and program management, including specialized tooling to support complex, cross functional projects
  • We have a proven track record with a wide range of multinationals
  • We act as your business partner throughout the program, standing shoulder to shoulder to achieve your goals, from design to execution

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Erik Raaijmakers

Erik Raaijmakers


Erik is a partner in Deloitte’s Global Business Tax practice with over 20 years experience in international (corporate and individual) tax. Erik leads the specialized, cross-functional Transactions te... More

Yvo Vlasman

Yvo Vlasman


Yvo Vlasman is a Consulting Director and part of Deloitte’s Operations Transformation practice in the Netherlands. He primarily works in the Consumer industry on large scale business transformations. ... More