Phineas Hirsch

Associate | London

Phineas is an associate in the private client and tax team.

He works in the family and business division of the private client and tax team. His main area of expertise is advising domestic and international individuals and families on their succession and tax planning using wills, trusts and other structures.

Phineas advises private clients on UK and international tax and trust issues and acts for trustees in relation to the creation, management, and tax treatment of their trusts.

Phineas also advises charities and individuals on the recovery and administration of cross-border legacies as well as the international tax issues that arise from cross-border charitable legacies.

He is a member of the firm’s sport team and advises a number of high-profile international sportspersons and managers on their global tax affairs and image rights structuring.

In a personal capacity, Phineas acts as Trustee of an international private family foundation, that funds non-profit organizations that facilitate progressive social change in the areas of homelessness and criminal justice.

Secretary Karin Ringler

Track record





Advised the manager of a major Premier League football club to negotiate a very complex scenario around the taxation of his image rights, where negotiating parties had very different backgrounds and interests and rules between the UK and their European country of residence varied greatly. Our multilingual team in the UK were able to liaise with the team in his home country to provide a seamless solution.

Worked for a Greece based family office of a family with USD 3 billion of shipping, mining, commodity trading and real-estate assets on the establishment of Cayman and Bermuda based PTC structures for the segregated protection and ongoing management of their personal and business interests in such a way that they are protected from domestic risks.

Advised a Monaco based client on the reorganisation of the ownership structure for his EUR 30m property on the French Riviera, working closely with French and Monegasque advisors to rationalise the structure in the context of the new French trust taxation and reporting rules.

England and Wales, 2010

‘Challenging Will Revocations’, Private Client Business - June 2014

Student member of Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP)

Franco-British Lawyers Society

‘Practical Pitfalls In International Estate Administration’, STEP Cross-Border Estates SIG conference – November 2016



  • English
  • French
  • Spanish






16 Old Bailey,


View Office

Regularly works with...