International Private Client
Our international private client team provides specialist BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey trust, foundation and related corporate law advice to individual and institutional clients. We are highly regarded for the quality of our work and have earned over many years an excellent reputation for our client service.
Major international law firms and accountancy practices consistently choose to work with us on cross-border projects because of our outstanding legal expertise across the jurisdictions in which we operate.
Our experts advise on a complete range of private wealth structures from formation through the full lifecycle. We not only handle non-contentious and advisory work but, together with our contentious team, are able to help with all eventualities our clients may encounter.
Those clients include trustees, fiduciaries, family offices, settlors, beneficiaries and their advisers. We pride ourselves on being flexible and agile and on delivering creative solutions in an ever-changing landscape.
Having worked with many of our clients for decades, we have an excellent knowledge of succession and next-generation planning, creating and amending structures so that they remain fit for purpose and relevant in the modern world.
We also have a proven track record in private wealth philanthropy – an area that is increasingly important to many of our clients. Pragmatic and expert, we advise high-net-worth individuals, trustees and intermediaries on the most appropriate structures to make their pursuit of philanthropic enterprise a reality.
Our experts also play a significant role in shaping private wealth legislation across our jurisdictions, regularly sitting on working parties and contributing to consultation papers.
Our expertise includes:
- Trust and Foundations
- Private trust companies
- Family offices
- Wills, probate and mental capacity
- Next-generation planning
- Charitable and non-charitable purpose trusts
- STAR trusts
- Legal opinions
- Corporate advice to underlying structures
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Summed up as efficiency with a personal touch.
Legal 500 2018
Always provides a professional and joined-up approach to client services.
Legal 500 2017
The team exhibits strength and depth of knowledge, and overall they demonstrate an excellent understanding of the full range of non-contentious trust matters.
Deep intellectual firepower
Chambers and Partners HNW 2022
They have a very strong reputation and a lot of experience. They are one of the go-to firms, with the broadest range of experience in trust matters. They are an obvious choice.
Chambers and Partners
The team is very strong from top to bottom. The partners and associates are hard working, responsive, and creative. They are also very good with international clients and solving multijurisdictional tax and legal issues. The overall brand of the firm is strong- I always feel confident referring clients to work with this team.
We offer expert advice in BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey law, from our conveniently located offices across Europe, the Americas and Asian time zones in order to handle the most challenging and complex cross-border deals, disputes and investigations.