Fraser specialises in the creation of offshore wealth planning structures. He is qualified in BVI and the Cayman Islands. Prior to joining Bedell Cristin he worked for another offshore firm, based in the Cayman Islands, for five years. He advises trust companies, family offices, high net worth and ultra-high net worth individuals and families. He also works with onshore law firms and their clients in designing and operating wealth planning structures.
Fraser's practice involves trusts (including STAR trusts and VISTA trusts), foundations, trust companies (including private trust companies), companies and other vehicles. He prepares complex and straightforward wills and he helps guide clients through the probate and administration of estates process in BVI and the Cayman Islands. He also advises on offshore regulations as they apply to international private clients, including anti-money laundering, beneficial ownership registers, CRS / FATCA and economic substance.
Before moving offshore Fraser was a solicitor and chartered tax advisor in the UK, advising high net worth individuals and families on tax and succession planning.
- Attorney-at-Law - Cayman Islands
- Solicitor - BVI
- Solicitor - Scotland (non-practising)
- TEP - (Trust and Estates Practitioner)
Areas of Expertise
- 'Rising Star' - Legal 500 2022, 2021, 2020
- 'Associates to Watch' - Chambers High Net Worth 2021, 2020
Fraser is really an exceptional rising star. He is very thorough and practical but very accurate, and his attention to detail is extremely strong.
Chambers High Net Worth
Fraser Allister and Daniel Altneu provided excellent client service and knew their stuff and are great people to work with.
Legal 500 Caribbean
Fraser Allister is one of very few experienced and commercial lawyers in the sector – one to watch as he has just joined the team.
Legal 500 Caribbean
Bedell Cristin enhances ranking in The Legal 500 Caribbean edition
15 November 2021
Bedell Cristin's growing international private client team is recognised in Chambers High Net Worth rankings
29 July 2021
Bedell Cristin expands its international private client team to meet client demand
04 June 2021