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Tax & Wealth Structuring

International Tax Planning

The international lifestyle is one of great opportunity but also holds many challenges for high-net-worth individuals. In particular, the rules governing cross-border taxation are some of the most complicated in the world – it is essential to have expert guidance to navigate the complex issues they can create.

We provide legal advice to individuals with business and family connections in more than one country and to the family offices, advisors, fiduciaries and other institutions that help them manage and oversee their global wealth structures.

Areas we advise on include:

  • Cross-border tax planning, including the interaction of UK and non-UK taxes for international individuals
  • Relocation of individuals and families to and from the UK
  • Tax-efficient structuring of investment in UK assets
  • Effect and use of international tax treaties and conventions
  • Assessing UK domicile and tax residency of individuals, trusts, foundations and private companies
  • Complex tax-planning and tax advice in respect of existing and proposed non-UK structures, including trusts, foundations, companies and non-UK legal entities
  • Tax compliance for international individuals
  • Compliance and completion of UK tax returns, including background calculations
  • The Common Reporting Standard and the UK
  • Disclosure to and handling enquiries from HM Revenue & Customs

We offer a comprehensive service covering services from tax planning advice to complex compliance with a solid foundation of knowledge of the imperatives of asset protection, succession and non-UK planning issues. Our team will work in collaboration with you and any team already supporting you, to ensure that you not only get the best advice but that it fits in with your existing structures.

Above all we seek results for our clients. We value clarity and straightforward talking and put this at the heart of our work. We will not complicate things with technicalities and will give you the benefit of our full expertise across the Private Wealth team, meaning that, if required, you can find everything you need in one place.

UK top five Private Wealth law firm

Working alongside existing family advisers

Experts on UK and international tax law

24/7 support in all family and financial affairs


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One of the UK's leading teams at your service

Our experts understand the complex cross-border issues that accompany an international lifestyle. We'll help you manage your wealth to the best advantage. Meet The Team

For more information, don't hesitate to contact Alex or the team directly. You can also contact our expert advisors on:
0800 456 1912
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Our Work

We aim to provide a complete service for our clients, taking care of whatever they need. This is evidenced by some of our recent work, which includes:

  • Advice to a family office on tax-efficient structuring of family ownership of a £50m UK residential property for succession and inheritance purposes
  • Support and advice to French and German individuals, both employed and non-working, regarding the timing and tax effect of spending more time in the UK and planning to minimise the tax impact on them
  • Advice to the trustees of a Channel Islands trust regarding division of the trust and distributions to UK resident beneficiaries
  • Advice to a Lebanese/American/UAE family regarding UK tax treatment of a foundation created by a forebear of theirs
  • Advice to a European individual regarding the gift, for Italian tax-planning reasons, of non-UK shares in the family business conglomerate to his UK-resident daughter
  • Advice to non-UK domiciled private equity managers regarding treatment of carried interest

Contact Our Private Wealth Specialists

Our Private Wealth team is based in London and across the country, and can be reached on 0370 1500 100. Our experts will be happy to discuss your situation at your discretion and advise on how we can best support you.

Awards & Accreditations

Private Client Team of the Year - Legal Business Awards 2018 eprivateclient Top Law Firms 2017 Leading Firm - Legal 500 2017 chambers-high-net-worth-firm-2018-logo The Times Best Law Firms 2019

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