About us

About RFN

Our specialists guarantee a proactive approach to all your business plans in France. Our team has grown to more than 100 employees in this manner. Find out how our mission and history ensure that we are the best possible advisers for Dutch-speaking and French-speaking private individuals and companies conducting business in France. Our 35 years of experience speaks for itself.

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In a nutshell

  • Active since 1984
  • 100+ employees
  • Broad network in the whole of France
  • Locally anchored
  • Advice and guidance in Dutch and English

Our mission

We have one mission at RFN: Allowing Belgian and Dutch companies to conduct business in France without any worries and assist private individuals in their French patrimony activities. That sounds quite plain, but it is not easy. In addition to differences in legislation, cultural and language differences also play an important role.

We will help you with concrete insights and practical solutions at RFN. We make the often-complex French and international rules understandable and assist you in your own language. A sustainable long-term relationship with everyone who knocks on our door is essential in this regard.

This specialism is our great strength at RFN. We are familiar with Dutch and Belgian culture and are aware of French legislation like no other. We know the pitfalls of cross-border transactions and how to avoid them.

Our history

RFN has been the reference for Belgian and Dutch companies that are active in France for many years. This is due to our long history in the sector. What started modestly in 1984 has now grown into a leading player with a wide range of services. [LINK] With our three brands, we support both companies and individuals in the field of accountancy, taxation and social legislation.

The base of RFN is in the French border municipality of Boeschepe. There used to be a customs office there. Truck drivers crossing the border could arrange their VAT formalities there.

European integration resulted in an explosive growth of international freight traffic. At RFN, we responded to this by assisting Dutch and Belgian companies that wanted to develop activities in France with cross-border VAT advice.

The introduction of the common market in 1992 gave a further impulse to our expansion. Our RFN team increasingly focused on navigating the increased complexity of European VAT legislation. This is still one of our fundamental services, in addition to accounting, tax, payroll, business consultancy and real estate advice.

Marnix Cornette has been at the helm as RFN’s business manager since the 1990s. As a chartered accountant, he is the driving force that ensures that our highly trained tax experts will guide you perfectly through the complex international legislation.

Need advice for your plans in France?

Our specialists will be happy to assist you.