The Middle East and the growing call for bespoke structuring
More and more, our teams are seeing instructions involving bespoke, complex structures for Middle East ultra-high net worth individuals.
Partner James Campbell from our STEP Award-winning Private Client and Trusts team has years of experience in this area, and in this Q&A he examines the recent trends and what lies behind them.
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60-second STEP interview with Anthony Partridge
In this interview for STEP, partner Anthony Partridge from our Private Client & Trusts team in Cayman provides insights into his role and industry and some thoughts about future uses of Foundation Companies.
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Increase in BVI probate fees
BVI probate fees have increased for the first time since the 1980s for non-contentious probate applications. In this piece, partner Marcus Leese, explains the new fee structure.
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Beddoe Relief, charitable trusts and controlling legal costs
A look at the recent Jersey Royal Court judgment in the matter of the F charitable trust.
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New arrivals in Ogier's growing trusts team
Our Private Client and Trusts team has been growing all year, and we're very pleased to welcome two new members.
Polly Lister is a Guernsey-qualified advocate who has previously worked at another offshore firm and more recently in an in-house role for an international private wealth and banking group. She joins partner Advocate Gavin Ferguson and senior associates Chris Hards and Alice Bricogne, who have also joined the team in the last six months.
Wisdom Hon is an associate and is based in our Hong Kong office. She is one of the few offshore private client lawyers with Chinese and Western perspectives. Wisdom speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin. Being trilingual means that she is well-placed to advise Asian families.
Ogier managing partner Edward Mackereth named one of the UK's 50 top private client practitioners
The 50 Most Influential List published by eprivateclient recognises the most prominent names in the private client professions.
Ogier's Global Managing Partner Edward Mackereth has been included in the list for the first time.
Edward is also recognised by Citywealth as one of the top ten contentious trusts lawyers in Britain.