I am a Partner in the Tax, Trusts & Estates Team in London. My areas of expertise include advising high-net worth individuals, families, their companies and trustees.
I advise on complex situations such as cross-border tax-planning, estate-planning, trust structuring and also immigration. This includes assisting clients to structure personal investments and interests tax-efficiently and planning for their successful transmission to the next generation.
I act in particular for non-UK nationals and non-UK domiciliaries and those who wish to relocate to or exit from the UK.
Listed as a Recommended Tax & Trust Lawyer in Spears 500, 2021.
"Alex Ruffel is extremely bright, pragmatic and good with clients. "Alex Ruffel, in particular, is an outstanding lawyer. She is totally dedicated to her clients and contacts, and the advice she gives is always relevant and easy to understand. She is also very responsive. The best I have come across, quite frankly" - Legal 500, 2021 (Next Generation Partner
"Excellent" - Legal 500, 2018/19
“Alex Ruffel ‘is excellent technically on complex cross-border work'” - Legal 500 2015
“Alexandra Ruffel is praised by peers for her technical ability. She concentrates on sophisticated trust and tax issues, and is also able to advise on immigration matters” - Chambers & Partners 2016
I have contributed to the Law Society's new Inheritance Tax Planning Handbook. The handbook is edited by Irwin Mitchell's John Bunker and Anthony Nixon, with contributions from colleagues across our Tax, Trusts and Estates, Corporate, and Wealth Management teams.