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Lawyers for high net worth individuals

With complex interests that often span several jurisdictions, highly successful people need seamless advice. We are structured to provide just that, with a full-service offering across our offices covering everything from cross-border tax to real estate.

The total number of high net worth individuals continues to grow at the significant rate of around 5% per year, with 15.4 million HNWIs around the world (based on Capgemini's definition of an HNWI as an individual with US$1 million in wealth to invest).

Features of this HNWI population are shifting too, as Asia overtakes North America as the location of the largest amount of HNWI wealth.
 

Worldwide advisor to wealth

We have always focused our work on advising successful people on every aspect of their lives and interests.  Starting at the turn of the 20th Century with a practice that principally represented the wealth of British families with landed estates, we have seen sources of wealth make a huge transformation, and our clients now generate their wealth in a countless number of ways and come from every part of the world.  As a measure of this, we have acted for 70% of the top 100 in The Sunday Times Rich List, 25% of the top 100 in the Forbes Rich List and 35% of the Top 20 Hong Kong billionaires in the Forbes World’s Billionaires list.
 

360 degree solutions

The ongoing interconnection of the world economy means that HNWIs affairs are more complex than ever and require a truly international perspective from advisors.  We are structured to provide just that, with offices across the US, Asia, Caribbean and Europe, and lawyers that advise on everything from wealth structuring and succession down the generations to philanthropic giving, family law, commercial disputes and private capital investments.  Our focus is on ensuring that our advice to you is tailored to your exact needs and takes full account of all of the competing factors in your aims and ambitions.
 

Security and reputation

The public debate on wealth has become increasingly polarized and, in some parts of the world, being a HNWI can expose you to a great deal of risk.  We can help you to manage this in a number of ways.  Full compliance with complex international tax laws is more important than ever before, and this can be ensured whilst simultaneously maximizing the efficiency of your estate.  We can also advise you on the philanthropic use of your wealth to make the maximum impact on important causes around the world.  And we can guide you on the most effective ways to maintain your privacy to ensure the safety of you and your family.

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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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Our team

Justine Markovitz

Justine Markovitz

Chairperson | Geneva

Justine Markovitz

Chairperson | Geneva

Private client and tax

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

Fernando Gandioli

Fernando Gandioli

Partner | Milan

Fernando Gandioli

Partner | Milan

Private client and tax

William J. Kambas

William J. Kambas

Partner | New York

William J. Kambas

Partner | New York

Private client and tax

Stacy Choong

Stacy Choong

Partner | Singapore

Stacy Choong

Partner | Singapore

Private client and tax

Katie Graves

Katie Graves

Partner | Hong Kong

Katie Graves

Partner | Hong Kong

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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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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Leaders and senior executives

We help business leaders to manage their responsibilities at work and home – from advising on employment contracts and regulatory matters, to dealing with tax, wills and prenuptial agreements. Find Out More

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