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Simon Rylatt

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Private Client & Tax

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Simon specialises in UK and international tax and estate planning for individuals and trusts.

His work includes estate planning strategies for wealthy families and their businesses (encompassing jurisdictional and conflicts of laws considerations), wealth protection structures, governance, divorce issues, pre- and post-nuptial agreements and generational succession planning.

Simon also advises on high value, contentious trusts and estate disputes for both onshore and offshore clients.

Track Record

Advising an international entrepreneur on the tax-efficient transfer of £30m of shares in a privately owned business into trust for children in advance of an IPO. This involved asset protection considerations, securing business property relief for inheritance tax purposes and hold-over relief for capital gains tax purposes. It also required swift service in order that the transfer could occur suitably in advance of the IPO

Advising on the UK tax implications of a proposed corporate restructuring for a multi-jurisdictional, family business held in an offshore trust and liaising with other advisers in various different jurisdictions to ensure a full understanding of the global tax implications

Assisting a significant family business client in reviewing family governance and inter-generational succession plans, advising on the potential benefits of adopting a family charter and on associated asset and wealth protection options and strategies

Advising a wealthy non-UK resident, non-UK domiciliary on the impact of his spending more time in the UK. This included structuring an associated UK property purchase, advice in respect of his Wills and succession planning and taking the laws and tax regimes of various jurisdictions into account (dovetailing the structuring accordingly)

Awards & Rankings

Spear’s 500, Top 10 Tax & Trust Lawyers, 2017 – 2021

Legal 500, Hall of Fame, 2020

Chambers HNW, Ranked Individual, 2018 – 2020

EprivateClient Top 50 Most Influential, 2017 – 2019

Chambers Global, Top Ranked Individual, 2019

Chambers UK, Top Ranked Individual, 2017 & 2019

Spear’s Leading Tax Advisers, Top 10, 2018

Legal Week Private Client Global Elite, Top 200, 2018, 2019 & 2021

Legal 500, Leading Individual, 2017 & 2018

Chambers Global, Ranked Individual, 2017

Chambers HNW, Top Ranked Individual, 2017

Publications

Business Families and Family Businesses STEP Handbook for Advisers 2018

Tolley’s Estate Planning

Memberships

International Academy of Estate and Trust Law (TIAETL)

Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) (member of the editorial board for STEP Journal)

Education & Qualification

University of Southampton

Qualified as a solicitor in 1999

Advising an international entrepreneur on the tax-efficient transfer of £30m of shares in a privately owned business into trust for children in advance of an IPO. This involved asset protection considerations, securing business property relief for inheritance tax purposes and hold-over relief for capital gains tax purposes. It also required swift service in order that the transfer could occur suitably in advance of the IPO

Advising on the UK tax implications of a proposed corporate restructuring for a multi-jurisdictional, family business held in an offshore trust and liaising with other advisers in various different jurisdictions to ensure a full understanding of the global tax implications

Assisting a significant family business client in reviewing family governance and inter-generational succession plans, advising on the potential benefits of adopting a family charter and on associated asset and wealth protection options and strategies

Advising a wealthy non-UK resident, non-UK domiciliary on the impact of his spending more time in the UK. This included structuring an associated UK property purchase, advice in respect of his Wills and succession planning and taking the laws and tax regimes of various jurisdictions into account (dovetailing the structuring accordingly)

Spear’s 500, Top 10 Tax & Trust Lawyers, 2017 – 2021

Legal 500, Hall of Fame, 2020

Chambers HNW, Ranked Individual, 2018 – 2020

EprivateClient Top 50 Most Influential, 2017 – 2019

Chambers Global, Top Ranked Individual, 2019

Chambers UK, Top Ranked Individual, 2017 & 2019

Spear’s Leading Tax Advisers, Top 10, 2018

Legal Week Private Client Global Elite, Top 200, 2018, 2019 & 2021

Legal 500, Leading Individual, 2017 & 2018

Chambers Global, Ranked Individual, 2017

Chambers HNW, Top Ranked Individual, 2017

Business Families and Family Businesses STEP Handbook for Advisers 2018

Tolley’s Estate Planning

International Academy of Estate and Trust Law (TIAETL)

Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) (member of the editorial board for STEP Journal)

University of Southampton

Qualified as a solicitor in 1999