Sophie Dworetzsky

Partner | London

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

She advises on all aspects of sophisticated private client planning, with an emphasis on advising fund managers and principals on tax efficient remuneration structuring; advising individuals and trustees on investment taxation and efficient use of wrappers, in particular to defer taxation or maximise the remittance basis.

She also advises in relation to family office establishment and structuring; structuring acquisition and holding structures for private aircraft, to combine tax efficiency and liability insulation.

Sophie assists clients in developing innovative structures, using partnerships for wealth protection and tax efficient family collective investment and advises on sophisticated remittance planning. She also advises on employee tax issues, especially with respect to restricted securities.

Sophie has regular experience of advising in a cross-border context and is especially familiar with US/UK planning.

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Recommended in ‘The Top 10 Lawyers You Should Know’ list.

Citywire, 2010
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I have found her fantastically responsive and very quick to grasp the issues. She is a very good listener.

Chambers UK 2017, London
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Sophie is ‘very clever and a mover and shaker’.

Chambers HNW 2016, London

Track record

Admissions

Talks

Advising UK resident non domiciled individuals on structure of business sale for US$830m to a major private equity purchaser, structuring ongoing ownership interest and advising on treatment of proceeds.

Advising on tax efficient investment structures for proceeds, with a focus on maintaining flexibility for favourable remittance.

Advising on conversion of investment advisory business from corporate to partnership structures within a tax efficient framework, and international restructuring of group.

England and Wales, 2001

Financial Times video discussing the changing perceptions of offshore jurisdictions. Sophie appears alongside the Premier of the British Virgin Islands, and John Christensen of Tax Justice Network to talk about how the international crackdown on tax evasion has compelled some wealthy individuals to steer a wide berth around some offshore tax centres, whilst some, such as Delaware, remain ‘acceptable’.

Education


Languages


  • English
  • French

Dates


Joined

2003
Partner

2009

Recognition


London

16 Old Bailey,

EC4M 7EG

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