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International Wealth Planning

Our highly experienced international wealth planning lawyers advise clients domiciled and/or resident outside the UK on the right international wealth planning strategy to manage and protect their UK and worldwide assets.

We act for many internationally mobile individuals who have assets in multiple jurisdictions. We are highly experienced in setting up effective international structures to hold those assets.

We advise on the creation, administration and termination of offshore trusts including the selection of an appropriate jurisdiction. We address the possibilities for the protection of assets internationally from both political risk and confiscation. We help clients on issues of domicile and residence, acquisition and disposal of UK residential and commercial property and we are highly experienced in establishing family offices to help manage large families and families with substantial wealth.

We are highly reputed for the international work that we undertake from our offices in London. We have a team who advise on the complexities of US / UK estate planning, a market-leading Middle East advisory team with expertise in Sharia law and in-depth knowledge of offshore territories and the key European and global financial centres.

How we help

  • Estate planning – We organise will and estate planning strategies for multi-jurisdictional estates and families
  • Financial structuringWe have a wealth of experience in the structuring of tax-efficient acquisition, retention and sale of real estate, portfolio investments and trading or investment businesses
  • Offshore structures – We manage the creation, administration and use of offshore trusts, companies, partnerships, foundations and other appropriate entities
  • Tax adviceWe provide domicile and residence advice to clients coming to, living in, or leaving the UK
  • Pre and post nuptial agreementsWe advise on all aspects of this increasingly common means of protecting inherited, pre-marital, family business or trust assets in the event of divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership
  • Working with other jurisdictions – We always coordinate our advice with that received in other jurisdictions where our clients have a connection, and can advise on associated conflicts of law and private international law issues. We have a strong network of professionals around the world and are renowned for working closely with our clients’ international teams of advisers.

 

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