Fernando Gandioli

Partner, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

Withers KhattarWong LLP is a Singapore law practice, affiliated with Withers LLP.

Fernando is a partner in the private client and tax team.

He advises on US and international tax and estate planning for high net-worth individuals, trusts and estates. Fernando’s area of focus includes working with international families and successful entrepreneurs to establish tax efficient succession planning structures, identifying tax planning opportunities for clients seeking to relocate to or invest in the US and advising on US tax non-compliance issues and voluntary disclosure.

He has acquired significant cross-border experience advising clients with close ties to Asia, continental Europe (particularly Italy and Spain) and South America.

Fernando is recognised for his expertise in Private Wealth Law by leading legal directories including the 2019 to 2022 editions of the Chambers HNW Guide and the 2018 to 2022 editions of The Legal 500: Asia Pacific.

Secretary Joy Ng


Fernando Gandioli is a highly respected private wealth lawyer with a depth of expertise in US estate planning matters.

Chambers HNW Guide 2021

Fernando is an expert on US tax and estate planning.

Chambers HNW Guide 2021

He is able to take a half-formed question and get to the heart of the concern that is driving the question. He is really experienced at dealing with clients who are approaching estate planning for the first time.

Chambers HNW Guide 2021

He has an unparalleled knowledge of the area, and his client relationship skills are excellent.

Chambers HNW Guide 2020

Fernando Gandioli “does a lot of US estate planning for families in the region, and clients with US exposure”. “He is the go-to guy for getting the US tax angle on estate planning. He is very personable, very friendly, delivers on time and knows his stuff.”

Chambers HNW Guide 2019

Gandioli is “the guy in Singapore” for US tax advice. “He is very commercial in his application of legal principles”

Chambers HNW Guide 2019

“Fernando is a great guy and really easy to work with. He is really bright and knowledgeable.”

Chambers HNW Guide 2019

He is very technical in US matters; the go-to person for any US issues. Fernando is very patient with clients; he has a set of private client skills that I like. He aligns their objectives to what he can offer. I see some flexibility in him and how he can be accommodating or firm when he needs to be.
- Chambers HNW Guide 2018

Fernando Gandioli has a strong reputation in Singapore for his work on US and European estate planning matters. He is a ‘very strong’ practitioner, Gandioli assists international families and entrepreneurs with succession planning and tax efficiency.
- Chambers HNW Guide 2017

Chambers HNW Guide 2018

Fernando delivers beyond our expectations. His ability to plan and think outside the box is amazing.

Chambers HNW Guide 2022

He is very good at analysing case backgrounds and very good with client interactions/bedside manner. He can make a very complicated matter easy for the client to understand, he’s very clear in his advice and patient.

Chambers HNW Guide 2022



New York, 2002

Registered Foreign Lawyer in Singapore, 2012

New York State Bar Association



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