Piers acts for some of the firm's largest private clients and heads our Private Wealth Sector.
Piers acts for high net worth individuals from across the world, including US nationals living in the UK or with financial interests in the UK. He is very well known for his work with Middle Eastern clients, where he acts for many ruling family members and billionaires – many of whose families have US links. In addition he acts for a significant number of UK based clients including entrepreneurs and owners of landed estates.
Piers has extensive experience of providing joined up tax and immigration advice for clients looking to come to the UK under the Tier 1 (Investor) route, and works closely with our dedicated immigration team in this area. Piers is a Visiting Professor at the University of Law and a regular speaker in the UK and internationally on matters of private client interest.
Piers is admitted to practise in England and Wales.
- Advising a prominent Middle Eastern family with US citizen children on the establishment and administration of a global private trust company structure with very substantial assets.
- Advising several Middle Eastern families on family governance and asset structuring on a global basis.
- Advising several large families on US/UK estate planning exercises, including consideration of transferring assets to lifetime trusts to optimise availability of the various US and UK reliefs.
- Regular advice on the US/UK estate tax treaty.