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Salpy Kouyoumjian

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Partner
Private Client & Tax

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Salpy specialises in succession, tax, wealth preservation and estate planning advice for individuals and their families, as well as the trustees, private banks and family offices which support them.

Much of her work has an international element and she is a trusted adviser to UHNW individuals from the MENA region, Russia/CIS and Asia, with expertise in Sharia compliant wealth structuring.

Salpy has extensive experience in designing and establishing bespoke international asset-holding and wealth management structures including PTCs, limited partnership structures, family investment companies, pooled investment vehicles and investment management/advisory structures. In recent years, she has established family offices in the UK, US, Monaco, the Channel Islands and Singapore.

Prior to joining the Firm, Salpy spent five years at Clifford Chance and then 10 years at Baker & McKenzie where she was a partner in the Wealth Management team.

Salpy is fluent in Arabic, French and Armenian.

Track Record

Acting for a prominent Middle Eastern family (net worth $20Bn) to establish a single family office structure to manage the family’s global assets including financial assets, commercial and residential property interests across Europe, the US and the Middle East, a significant art collection, various aircraft and vessels, and a growing portfolio of private equity holdings

Restructuring a significant UK real estate portfolio valued at around £750M for a UAE client looking to undertake generational planning for his seven children; establishing a series of trusts incorporating detailed mechanisms for “allocation” of properties to particular branches of the family and related valuation mechanisms

Advising a leading European entrepreneur on his relocation to the UK, providing pre-immigration tax advice and structuring his investment portfolio to make provision for his children who were resident in four different jurisdictions

Awards & Rankings

Chambers HNW, Ranked Individual, 2017 – 2020

Chambers HNW, Foreign Expert for Middle East, 2017 – 2020

Who’s Who Legal, Recommended Individual, 2020

Citywealth Powerwomen Awards, Woman of the Year – Business Growth (Boutique) – Gold Winner, 2019

Legal Week Private Client Global Elite, Top 200, 2017 – 2019

Education & Qualification

University of London

Qualified as a solicitor in 1999

Acting for a prominent Middle Eastern family (net worth $20Bn) to establish a single family office structure to manage the family’s global assets including financial assets, commercial and residential property interests across Europe, the US and the Middle East, a significant art collection, various aircraft and vessels, and a growing portfolio of private equity holdings

Restructuring a significant UK real estate portfolio valued at around £750M for a UAE client looking to undertake generational planning for his seven children; establishing a series of trusts incorporating detailed mechanisms for “allocation” of properties to particular branches of the family and related valuation mechanisms

Advising a leading European entrepreneur on his relocation to the UK, providing pre-immigration tax advice and structuring his investment portfolio to make provision for his children who were resident in four different jurisdictions

Chambers HNW, Ranked Individual, 2017 – 2020

Chambers HNW, Foreign Expert for Middle East, 2017 – 2020

Who’s Who Legal, Recommended Individual, 2020

Citywealth Powerwomen Awards, Woman of the Year – Business Growth (Boutique) – Gold Winner, 2019

Legal Week Private Client Global Elite, Top 200, 2017 – 2019

University of London

Qualified as a solicitor in 1999