Alessia Paoletto

Partner | London

Alessia is a partner 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 the complex interaction between the English conflict of laws system and the Continental rules.

She has developed particular knowledge 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. She is a native Italian speaker and is fluent in French, which is very helpful when explaining complex concepts to foreign clients, or when dealing with foreign counsels, notaries and families.

Alessia also advises executors, trustees and beneficiaries in complex international probate and trust matters. Thanks to her experience, she has developed an extensive network of foreign notaries and lawyers and is able to manage multijurisdictional cases and teams.

Additionally, she assists UK non-domiciled individuals who relocate to or from the UK, advising on personal tax matters and pre-immigration or exit tax planning. Her practice also includes advising foreign clients moving to Italy and has developed a particular focus on assisting clients who relocate to Italy under the newly-introduced Italian special tax regime (the so-called ‘Italian res-non-dom regime’), having been part of the team who assisted the first individual who obtained the new ‘Italian res-non-dom status’.

Her client base primarily consists of high net worth individuals, international families with wealth across many countries, entrepreneurs, and city professionals, as well as foreign trustees and family offices.

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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