We have significant international experience, particularly for clients with connections to the US, continental Europe and the Gulf region, and can advise on the establishment of trusts in offshore jurisdictions.
Working closely with our colleagues across a range of departments we are able to offer our international clients a complete service.
We work with local lawyers worldwide through our membership of Lexwork International, and have an extensive network of worldwide contacts in accountancy practices, private banks and trust companies in the world’s leading financial centres to provide our clients with a collaborative service, in a cost-efficient manner.
Complications can arise when an individual is a resident in one country, but domiciled or a national in another, or owns assets in more than one jurisdiction.
As different countries recognise different laws which determine succession, it is necessary to consider how these laws interact and for probate (or its equivalent) to be obtained in both / all countries where the assets are situated.
We offer advice on the most efficient way of managing cross-border assets, particularly where conflicting national laws apply, and how best to preserve your wealth for future generations.
Bircham Dyson Bell shows ‘great attention to detail and a commitment to secure the right outcome for its clients’, and ‘understands the importance of building up long-term relationships with its clients... and has retained its strong personal service and culture that some of the larger firms can no longer provide.'
Legal 500 UK 2017