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.
Advised a number of foreign owners of UK residential property on the new non-dom and residential property IHT rules that were announced to come into effect from 6 April 2017.
Advised the Executors of a complex multi-jurisdictional estate on its administration and securing Business Property Relief from IHT on private family company shares.
England and Wales, 2010
Brexit and ‘Brussels IV’: Does the UK’s impending departure from the EU complicate or clarify the picture for cross-border private client law and the EU Succession Regulation?
Trust & Estates Law & Tax Journal, November 2016:
Brexit: what now for the EU Succession Regulation and private client law?
Private Client Business, February 2017
‘Challenging Will Revocations’, Private Client Business - June 2014
‘The Gallic Connection – helping you secure charitable exemption on French estates and recent legislation’, Legacy E-alert - February 2015
_’_Cross-border legacies in the EU - securing a level playing field’, E-alert - April 2015
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
Franco-British Lawyers Society
‘Practical Pitfalls In International Estate Administration’, STEP Cross-Border Estates SIG conference – November 2016