Whatever the prevailing economic and political conditions, and however their private wealth has been created, wealthy individuals, families and business owners make it a priority to protect, manage and grow their wealth for the future.
Achieving these aims is increasingly complex in a world where families have assets in several countries or reside in multiple jurisdictions during the course of their lives, and where local tax and succession laws can vary enormously. For many, continued rising tax rates in the developed world is a threat to wealth that may have been accumulated over generations, and careful long-term planning is required to reduce that threat.
Charles Russell Speechlys brings together experts from across the firm to help clients achieve their goals, wherever in the world they may have personal, family or business interests. Our private wealth clients include UK-based and international families, successful entrepreneurs and business owners, family offices, family businesses, rural businesses and landed estates, along with the private and international banks, residential property development companies, private investment companies, property trading companies, wealth managers and trust companies that advise them.
Acting for some of the world’s richest families, their business enterprises and other service providers in this sector means not just having an understanding of tax and succession law, but being commercially aware and having sector knowledge and experience.
Advice is often required in short timescales and across different time zones. We pride ourselves on providing timely, practical and commercial advice. Clients also often require the assistance of specialist lawyers and we can draw on the help of property, matrimonial, corporate and litigation lawyers as required, all of whom are specialists in assisting individuals, families and the organisations that advise them.
With offices in London, Guildford, Cheltenham, Paris, Luxembourg, Geneva, Zurich, Bahrain and Qatar, we are able to provide integrated corporate, tax, regulatory, funds and private client advice to the many individuals, families and companies with interests across these major European and Middle Eastern centres for investment and wealth management services. We also have ‘international desks’, bringing together our expertise and experience in other regions such as the US, Eastern Europe and Russia, India and the Far East, where our lawyers frequently travel to advise clients.
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