Alessia Paoletto

Special counsel | London

Alessia is special counsel in the private client team and tax team.

She is a dual qualified Italian lawyer (avvocato) and English solicitor. She regularly advises clients on international succession and trust planning, as well as on cross-border inheritance disputes with an emphasis on Italian and English conflict of laws issues.

She has developed particular expertise in the analysis of the EU Succession Regulation and its impact in a UK cross-border context. Her dual qualification means that she is able to consider each case from both a civil law and common law viewpoint whilst always maintaining a practical approach.

Her practice focuses on assisting international high-net worth individuals and families with Italian interests and investments, as well as Italian clients and businesses in the UK, whether at the point of transfer, exit, restructuring their wealth or when planning for the future generations.

Additionally, Alessia advises on structuring and restructuring of Italian real estate wealth, as well as dealing with probate and inheritance matters involving Italian assets.

Secretary Karin Ringler

Track record




Assisting an Italian HNWI and his family with the restructuring of a family trust.

Advising on the EU Succession Regulation and international conflict of law rules.

Advising trustees and intermediaries on the implication of the new Italian reporting rules involving trusts.

Italy, 2006

England and Wales, 2008

AIJA Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (International Association of Young Lawyers) Private Clients Commission

Il Trust in Italia

‘International Cross-Border Estate Planning in the wake of the EU Succession Regulation – All Change?’, STEP Central Southern, Hampshire - 2015

‘The new private international law of succession to the death’, Insignum, Naples - 2015

‘Succession Matters and Inheritance Tax in Italy and Scotland’, Doing Business in Scotland and Italy: The Legal Perspective - BCCI event, Scotland - 2015



  • English
  • French
  • Italian





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