Ashley’s practice mainly covers the structuring of international private wealth holding, protection and operating business structures, with an emphasis on advising active Single Family Offices and their Principals/families on their international deals, primarily in Europe, Africa and Asia, and their financial intermediaries, including Multi-Family Offices (MFOs), private banks, private investment offices and hedge/private equity funds and their managers.
Ashley also advises extensively on the tax aspects of corporate holding, fund, trust, foundation and partnership based international holding and business/real estate investment and operating structures, including advising on tax-efficient EU holding/exit planning structures, and on the corporate tax transactional aspects of financing/acquisition deals.
In addition, Ashley works closely with the firm’s Luxembourg, Paris and Swiss offices to formulate OECD onshore tax-efficient international private wealth (protection) vehicles for holding closely-held international private/family wealth.
This work includes deal transactions covering operating businesses/investments across multiple asset classes and jurisdictions.
Ashley is admitted to practise in England and Wales and Australia.
- Holding and protecting international private wealth, in particular advising UK and internationally based Single Family Offices on their initial set-up structures, including how the tax-efficiently manage and formulate their direct investments, taking into account such direct investment deal activity on the personal tax position of their Principals
- General corporate tax, transactional M&A and finance structuring advice in relation to international corporate groups and private closely-held Principal/family owned international operating groups
- Advising Family Offices, private wealth managers, hedge/private equity funds and Private Investment Offices on direct deal structuring, manager/adviser tax, Club and fund SPV holding structuring, in particular the wider issues affecting choice of jurisdiction (onshore/offshore) and choice of vehicle (limited partnership, company, foundation, fund, trust or unincorporated contractual joint venture)