Income and capital gains taxes

We have been acting for successful people and their families since the firm was founded more than 100 years ago.

We are frequently asked to give a tax perspective on personal or business affairs, investments in financial products, trusts and other structuring vehicles. We also advise on tax issues arising from divorce.

Being focused on the needs of private clients from around the world means that we treat every case as unique. We work with many sports stars and entertainers, who by the nature of their success may have several sources of income, including salary, royalties and endorsements, and assets such as copyright or artwork. We consider all this when assisting with tax planning over the long term – or at short notice, as when we acted in the transfer of Jurgen Klopp to become manager at Liverpool FC. ‘We have considerable experience at handling very complex, fast-paced deals, transactions and deadlines,’ says partner Ceri Vokes.

We take a collaborative approach, liaising with the firm’s other teams to ensure that tax sensitivity is an integral factor in everything from employment contracts to property purchases. For example, we often advise principals of international hedge funds on the tax-efficient structuring of their remuneration and of investments in the funds.

If you have international interests, we offer clear guidance on multi-jurisdictional issues, working closely with our many offices around the world. We never shy away from complexity, providing robust and sensible solutions across regions, often in completely bespoke transactions.

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Recognition

Ranked in Band 1 for private client for the last 16 years

Ranked in top tier for personal tax, trust and probate

Leading firm for private wealth

Winner of best legal team in Hong Kong

Leading firm - Tier 2 for tax and trust in Singapore

UK top 25 private client law firm 2017

Wealth Management - Law Firm of the Year 2017

Ranked in Chambers HNW 2016 for Private Wealth Law in Switzerland

Recognized for wealth planning in California by Chambers HNW 2016

Recognized for New York Private Wealth Planning in New York City by Chambers HNW 2016

Winner of best tax/accountancy team in Hong Kong

Recognized for Connecticut private wealth planning in Greenwich by Chambers HNW 2016

Recognized for Connecticut private wealth planning in New Haven by Chambers HNW 2016

Leading firm - Band 1 for private client in Hong Kong

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Latest updates on UK tax legislation and policy highlights, including the spring Budget and autumn Statement.

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Employee of private equity fund

Advised internationally mobile employee of PE fund on taxation of deferred remuneration earned by him during UK and non UK residence periods but received the remuneration having left the UK. This involved a highly technical analysis, which was confirmed by tax counsel.

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