High net worth individuals
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 51% of the top 100 in The Sunday Times Rich List, 20% of the top 100 in the Forbes Rich List and 30% 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 16 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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Leading firm - Band 1 for private wealth law in Singapore
Leading firm - Band 1 for private wealth law in China
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