Craig Paynter

Senior Associate

Craig is an experienced private client and corporate lawyer who has been based in Singapore for the past four years and was previously the principal associate in the Singapore office private client team of a London headquartered firm prior to joining Bedell Cristin in 2018.

Craig is a dual qualified Solicitor, admitted to advise on the laws of both England & Wales and the British Virgin Islands. He advises in all areas of private client trust and estate planning law, corporate law and regulatory law. He specialises in advising Southeast Asian high-net-worth individuals, families and corporations on structuring and governance solutions to hold their multi-jurisdictional asset holdings, including family businesses and private wealth trusts.

Craig's clients include professional trustees and private bankers as well as Southeast Asian business families from Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Thailand and the Philippines. Craig's extensive experience in Asia allows him to handle the specific challenges and complexities facing Southeast Asian clients and their particular private client needs.

Professional
  • Solicitor - England & Wales
  • Solicitor - British Virgin Islands
  • STEP (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners) Full Member
  • Member of the Hong Kong Trustees Association
  • Member of the Singapore Trustees Association
News/Experience
Senior associate admitted as full STEP member
International Private Client 16 Nov 2018 Singapore

Bedell Cristin senior associate in Singapore, Craig Paynter, has qualified as a Trust and Estate Practitioner and been admitted as a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

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Bedell Cristin to attend STEP Arabia and STEP Asia Conferences 2018
08 Nov 2018 Jersey Singapore

Bedell Cristin partner, Nancy Chien, to speak at STEP Arabia and then to attend STEP Asia with colleagues Kristian Wilson and Craig Paynter.

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Bedell Cristin grows Singapore team with senior hire

Bedell Cristin has appointed Craig Paynter as a senior associate in the firm's Singapore office. Craig is an experienced private client and corporate lawyer and joins Bedell Cristin from Gowling WLG where he was the principal associate in the Singapore pri...

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Insights
Substance rules: top tips for companies
Briefings | 17 Jun 2019

New rules on economic substance came into effect on 1 January 2019 in the BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey. Our experts have put their heads together and come up with their top tips for any company incorporated, registered or tax resident in one of ...

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Substance rules: top tips for corporate services providers
Briefings | 17 Jun 2019

New rules on economic substance came into effect on 1 January 2019 affecting companies and certain types of partnerships incorporated, registered or tax resident in the BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey or Jersey. Clients are looking to their corporate service ...

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Economic substance laws – multi-jurisdiction comparison
Briefings | 13 Jun 2019

In response to European Union requirements, many offshore jurisdictions have enacted legislation requiring certain tax resident entities to demonstrate sufficient economic substance in the relevant jurisdiction. This table gives a high-level overview and co...

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In a nutshell: BVI's Economic Substance Law
Briefings | 10 Jun 2019

The BVI (like many other offshore jurisdictions) has put in place a law requiring certain entities which are tax resident in the BVI to demonstrate that they have sufficient 'economic substance' in the BVI to show they are a true tax resident if they carry ...

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