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Wealth Structuring

International Wealth Structuring

Our international wealth structuring experts can help you hold, grow and protect your wealth wherever it is around the world using structures that are efficient, cost-effective and legally compliant.

Anyone with assets in different jurisdictions needs advice on managing their affairs to comply with the different laws as efficiently and safely as possible. We advise individuals, families, trusts and businesses – both UK residents with international assets and non-UK residents with UK assets.

You can also benefit from our experience and integrity in managing UK and international wealth even if you don’t currently have any connection with the UK yourself.

Our services include:

  • Planning the inheritance of global wealth by the next generation
  • Setting up and managing trusts, foundations, companies, and other structures in the UK and abroad
  • Asset-protection advice and assistance, including the impact of reporting assets owned in a different country
  • Keeping control of assets in case of divorce or family disputes
  • Cross-border UK tax advice.

Our team has industry leading wealth structuring experience and we understand that this area is about more than just legal and financial decisions. Our objectives are often informed by family dynamics, cultural or religious concerns and personal relationships. We’ll work closely with you to build a holistic plan that takes everything into account.

We have contacts in international financial centres, where we are known and respected as experts in international wealth structuring and tax planning. This means you have access to some of the very best advice, services and products in some of the most tax-efficient jurisdictions in the world.

We have offices in major locations around the UK, travel to locations outside the UK and can offer advice and take instructions via phone or email. Wherever you’re based, contact us online or call us on 0370 1500 100 to learn more.

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More Information - International Wealth Structuring
    • What Is Wealth Structuring?
    • Wealth structuring combines varied legal and financial advice to help you manage, protect, and grow your wealth. Our wealth structuring advice includes:

      • Advising on the strengths and weaknesses of existing trust, foundation and company structures
      • Improving existing trust and foundation structures
      • Making and structuring investments
      • Setting up and managing trusts, private trust companies and family investment companies
      • Protecting assets
      • Efficient UK and international tax planning
      • Estate planning
      • Business law.

      Wealth structuring can also involve an array of other legal issues, such as Wills, family, immigration, or property law. As part of one of the UK’s largest private wealth teams, we have the expertise on hand to support you whatever your circumstances.

    • How Does Wealth Structuring Help?
    • Effective wealth structuring can help you:

      • Control your wealth
      • Plan your finances for the future
      • Reduce income, capital gains or inheritance tax
      • Ensure legal, regulatory, and tax compliance
      • Protect assets from creditors, family breakdown or crime
      • Pass on wealth and business assets to the next generation through succession planning
      • Improve administrative efficiency
      • Preserve confidentiality
      • Provide for vulnerable family members.

      Everyone has different goals and what you get out of wealth structuring is totally up to you. We’ll get to know you and your plans for the future before devising a strategy that suits your requirements.

      Call us on 0370 1500 100 to find out more.

    • How Can You Help With Compliance and Transparency For International Wealth Structuring?
    • Many of our clients own global wealth and we understand the issues that matter most when you have investments around the world.

      Effectively managing international wealth is very complex but also has great potential for tax-efficiency. We can help you manage the risks of international investment to get the most out of your wealth.

      Our solicitors have the experience and expertise to advise you on compliance with laws, regulations and taxes in different countries – including cross-border tax treaties, conventions and reporting processes like the Common Reporting Standard (CRS).

      CRS requires financial institutions to share your information with local tax authorities if you are a tax resident outside the country where you hold your bank accounts and financial products.

      We’ll use our expertise and professional contacts in other jurisdictions to put together a plan to ensure continued growth of your wealth while making sure you stay compliant.

      Everyone has different goals for their wealth and no two investment portfolios look the same, particularly when international investments are involved. We take a bespoke approach to every client, working closely with the best lawyers, banks and financial service providers to offer a wide variety of strategies around the world.

    • Can You Help With Estate Planning?
    • We understand how important it is to know what will happen to your wealth once you’re gone. Forward planning is a key focus for all of our wealth structuring strategies, so you can rest assured that your wealth will be protected for the next generation.

      While tax efficiency is often the main motivation behind wealth structuring, it can just as often be about flexibility, maintaining control or succession planning. With controlled handovers of assets or influence to your successors, we can help make sure your wealth stays with the right people.

      Conflicting inheritance laws in different countries mean that succession can be particularly risky if you have international assets. It’s vital to have the proper planning in place to make sure your estate is passed on how you want.

      Read more about how we can help with estate planning in the UK and internationally.

    • Meet Our Experts
    • Our team includes seven Partners and over 20 staff who specialise in professional and confidential services for anyone affected by insolvency.

      We take the time to understand the often complex and sensitive circumstances involved and treat each client with a personal, pro-active, and tailored approach.

      We have extensive experience with advising and acting for both debtors and creditors. As part of one of the largest law firms in the UK, we can handle complex, high-value cases around the country.

      Meet the team

Irwin Mitchell are a very professional, trustworthy and straightforward company to deal with. I would recommend them to anyone."

Frank Clayton, client

Frequently Asked Questions

How Are Trusts Used in International Wealth Structuring?

Trusts are extremely useful for helping all sorts of people and entities, particularly non-dom UK residents, hold foreign assets and shield many UK assets (other than real estate) from inheritance tax.

You may even keep that inheritance tax protection even if you later become domiciled in the UK.

We have set up trusts involving a variety of different assets for families and individuals with widely ranging goals and circumstances. See our trusts page to learn more about our expertise in this area.

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What Wealth Structuring Methods Do You Use?

We use advise on a wide variety of structures and strategies to efficiently manage and protect your wealth, including:

  • Trusts
  • Companies and Family Investment Companies
  • Foundations
  • Funds
  • Insurance products.

We take a tailor-made approach to each client and the exact structures we use will depend on your unique needs and requirements. A single trust might be the best option for one situation while someone else needs a web of multiple investment structures.

We’re committed to giving you the very best solutions, however complicated they might be.

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Awards & Accreditations

We're always proud to be recognised for the work we do for our clients and have been named as a leading firm in the latest legal guides - which provide information and recommendations about lawyers and law firms in the UK.

UK Chambers & Partners Leading Firm 2018 Leading Firm - Legal 500 2017 Private Client Team of the Year - Legal Business Awards 2018

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