A new book attempts to highlight some of the potential pitfalls of setting up a family office – and how to avoid them

Private equity take note – if a family business moving to next gen control doesn’t have a succession plan then maybe it’s up for sale…

Passing on a business to the next generation is likely to have greater tax implications in the years ahead

He was among the greatest advocates of all the best aspects of family businesses

Refugees don’t have the required skills and the only way they will gain them is with a massive subsidy from the government

The fate of a maker of christmas nutcrackers could be a harbinger to much bigger difficulties for German companies

Chinese businesses are waiting in the background to buy their technology

Her understated approach to BMW and her family was crucial to the success of the family business

The lawyers look to be the biggest beneficiaries of an ongoing dispute between uncle and nephew for control of Europe’s biggest private food companies.

Germany’s all important family businesses still believe that their products are the best in the world, and that the US is likely to become biggest market in the next three years.