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Piers Master

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Piers advises on a full range of international and UK personal tax, trust, succession and estate planning matters.

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About

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, but especially from the Middle East, where he acts for many ruling family members and billionaires – many of whose families have US links. His work for these families includes advising on the establishment of global assets holding structures, family governance projects and global real estate investments.

Piers is a Visiting Professor at the University of Law, a Council Member of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law, and an International Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He lectures regularly in the UK and internationally on matters of private client interest.

Piers has been featured in eprivateclient’s 50 Most Influential listing, the definitive listing of leading private wealth lawyers, in 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Piers is admitted to practise in England and Wales.

Experience

  • 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.

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Our thinking

  • Spears quotes Piers Master on the Harrington Review of Foreign Direct Investment

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  • Bloomberg quotes Piers Master on the impact a potential labour government could have on UHNWs across the UK

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  • Spears quotes Piers Master on the potential exodus of UHNW non-doms from the UK ahead of a potential Labour government

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  • Record success for Charles Russell Speechlys in Chambers High Net Worth 2023 directory

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  • Charles Russell Speechlys awarded Family Law Firm of the year by eprivateclient

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  • Bloomberg quotes Piers Master on the Register of Overseas Entities Bill

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  • Register of Overseas Entities: The final chance to act?

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    Insights

  • Piers Master and Nicola Saccardo named in eprivateclient’s 50 Most Influential 2023

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  • UAE Family Businesses Law

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  • Piers Master and Jack Carter write for International Adviser on the register of overseas entities

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  • Bloomberg quotes Piers Master on the Zara family office

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  • Register of Overseas Entities: What are the deadlines for trust structures holding UK real estate?

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  • Charles Russell Speechlys awarded Private Client Law Firm by eprivateclient

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  • Register of Overseas Entities

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  • Piers Master named in eprivateclient’s 50 Most Influential 2022

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  • Investing with purpose - What is the goal of a family office?

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  • Piers Master and Peter Smith write for eprivateclient on tailoring arbitration for family offices

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  • Piers Master and James Broadhurst write for eprivateclient on the goals of a family office

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  • Piers Master interviewed by eprivateclient after being named in the publication's 50 Most Influential 2021

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  • Charles Russell Speechlys advises Fudco Partnership on sale to Exponent-backed Vibrant Foods

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