Our multi-disciplinary offshore team acts for businesses, entrepreneurs and high net worth families and individuals, domiciled both in and outside the UK, as well as the banks, trustees and advisers who work with them.
As well as providing bespoke solutions to complex tax, succession and private wealth management issues, we support clients in resolving trust and probate issues and advise on sophisticated business, real estate and fund structuring.
A substantial proportion of our work has an international dimension, with much of our advice involving entities and structures based in offshore and equivalent jurisdictions including Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, Switzerland, Gibraltar, the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Cyprus, Malta, Luxembourg and Mauritius. In addition to our own in-house resources we also draw on an extensive overseas network of lawyers, accountants and other advisers, and have developed close relationships with private banks, trust companies and service providers in these jurisdictions.
We frequently advise trust companies on a full range of issues affecting them and their clients, including compliance matters, the structuring of new business, providing independent advice to settlors, reviewing problem cases and handling disputes. Our contentious trust group draws on expertise from our highly-rated litigation and private client practices on issues such as variation of trust, breach of trust, removal of trustees, fraud and asset tracing, constructive trust claims, validity of wills, claims against professional advisers, undue influence and breach of duty allegations.
Our dedicated funds team specialises in all aspects of alternative investment funds including real estate, private equity, debt and infrastructure funds, and other asset-holding structures, from inception to dissolution and beyond. We act for principals, managers and investors and many of the structures on which we advise are wholly or partly based offshore.