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Private client lawyers

Since our founding in 1896, we have built our firm around the needs of individuals and families. We remain the only global law firm dedicated to the personal and private capital needs of our clients, acting as your trusted advisor wherever you are in the world.

We have represented successful individuals and families for over 125 years.

Today, we are the only global law firm dedicated to the personal and private capital needs of high-net-worth individuals and families.

Many of our clients' needs are purely domestic. Others are international families with interests in a number of locations. In a fast-moving and increasingly compliance-focused world, the need for integrated advice that reaches across borders has never been greater. With offices across Europe, the United States and Asia-Pacific, we provide coverage that other law firms in this area cannot match.

Whether you require advice on legal and tax structuring for your business and investments, family and business governance, tax and estate planning or help with a vulnerable person in your family, our private client attorneys will deliver tailored solutions to meet your specific needs.
 

Clients from every walk of life

Our clients have achieved success in many fields, from senior executives to multi-generational families, to owners, managers and investors in private capital and some of the world's wealthiest people. In Europe, we have represented 66% of The Sunday Times top 100 Rich List and over 25% of The Forbes 400 List of the Wealthiest Americans; in Asia we act for 35% of the Hong Kong Forbes Rich List.

We act not just as private client lawyers but trusted advisers, looking to build strong relationships with yourself and other professionals advising you. This is one of the reasons we are proud to have been asked to represent families down the generations.

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Evolving families around the world

Ensuring family is protected and provided for motivates us all to prepare for the future. Each family has its own needs and in a fast-changing world, with many families based across several locations, it can be challenging to address all of the risks and complexities.

With the right guidance, planning for tomorrow can deliver long term protection.
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Track record

Our team

Justine Markovitz

Justine Markovitz

Chairperson | Geneva

Justine Markovitz

Chairperson | Geneva

Private client and tax

Jason S. Dinwoodie

Jason S. Dinwoodie

Divisional CEO of the private client and tax team | New Haven

Jason S. Dinwoodie

Divisional CEO of the private client and tax team | New Haven

Business services

Christopher Groves

Christopher Groves

Partner | London

Christopher Groves

Partner | London

Private client and tax

Dora Clarke

Dora Clarke

Partner | London

Dora Clarke

Partner | London

Private client and tax

William J. Kambas

William J. Kambas

Partner | New York

William J. Kambas

Partner | New York

Private client and tax

Michael S. Brophy

Michael S. Brophy

Partner | Los Angeles

Michael S. Brophy

Partner | Los Angeles

Trust, estate and inheritance disputes

Stacy Choong

Stacy Choong

Partner | Singapore

Stacy Choong

Partner | Singapore

Private client and tax

Deirdre Kit Yun Fu

Deirdre Kit Yun Fu

Partner | Hong Kong

Deirdre Kit Yun Fu

Partner | Hong Kong

Private client and tax

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Typical clients and industries include

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Families and family offices

Families call on us when they want a firm that understands their needs – whether they are looking to pass down wealth, set up and run a family office, or make their mark through philanthropy. Find Out More
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Founders

From advising on tax or global expansion, helping company founders realise their vision is an important aspect of our work. Find Out More
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High net worth individuals

With complex interests that often span several jurisdictions, highly successful people need seamless advice. With a full-service offering across our offices around the world, we provide just that. Find Out More

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