Fladgate
Flatgate
Flatgate
Soraya Sohal

Soraya Sohal

Associate

I advise on a broad range of trusts, tax, probate and succession planning issues, both domestic and international, for individuals, trustees and family offices.

About

I joined Fladgate eight years ago, working initially in the corporate tax team before focusing on traditional private client matters and work on a wide range of UK tax issues including succession planning and re-domiciliation queries. In my corporate role, I was responsible for creating tax efficient structures primarily for clients from the Indian sub-continent and the Middle East. My practice has a strong international element, regularly advising on cross-border transactions involving clients with dual-residency.

My client base includes HNW individuals and their families and I work closely with trustees and the directors of offshore companies, advising on the structuring of asset acquisitions and asset transfers.

I frequently work on large restructuring projects and am regularly called upon to advise on high-value property acquisitions and disposals with complex trust law and tax elements. One recent example being the de-envelopment of a property-rich offshore structure for one of our international clients.

I am half Russian, half Egyptian and was French educated at the Lycée in London. Having a mix of cultures allows me to relate to my international clients and the added languages are particularly advantageous when advising on international transactions.

I am a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and am a member of the Private Wealth Group at Fladgate. Inclusivity & Diversity is very important to me and I am an active member of the Diversity Committee at the firm.

Expertise

We support high net worth individuals and families, both in the UK and internationally, in identifying and then implementing the arrangements that best suit their individual needs.


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Our experience in the fields of trusts and tax planning enables us to deliver practical and intelligible solutions to wealthy and landed families and, more recently, successful entrepreneurs and businesses.

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Our expert tax team use strong relationships with specialist tax advisers in other jurisdictions to provide a fully integrated service for international clients and advise on transactions with an international dimension.

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Our insolvency & restructuring team, comprising experienced contentious and non-contentious lawyers, has a reputation for providing practical solutions to business-critical challenges. We are known in the market for our 'pragmatic and responsive advice' to a range of stakeholders, including insolvency practitioners, debtors and directors.

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We act across a broad swathe of corporate matters in the UK and internationally on both public and private deals.

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Experience

  • Advising individuals on a range of personal tax issues including succession planning, residence and domicile queries and tax planning considerations needed when moving to or leaving the UK.
  • Assisting with the creation and administration of trusts both on and offshore.
  • Advising trustees on their fiduciary duties and tax reporting obligations.
  • Advising on the tax consequences of property disposals by individuals, companies and trustees and ensuring that all required tax filings are carried out.

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