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Ogier 'not only meets the highest standards but is also a very pragmatic practice'. The team recently acted for ultra high-net-worth business families in the creation of family offices and associated business succession trusts; and represented high-profile individuals and families with ongoing multibillion-dollar private wealth reorganisations and multiple claims of a contentious nature that involved individuals, trusts and trustees. Team head Zac Lucas is recommended. Ray Ng has broad experience in acting on contentious trust matters, and Clare-Louise Whiley advises on international probate and estate matters.
Strongly rated by peers, Walkers' Christopher McKenzie is a partner in the firm's global trusts group. McKenzie specialises in advising on all aspects of the BVI's law relating to trusts, wills and estates.
Conyers Dill & Pearman attracts the entire spectrum of offshore trust and private client work, both commercial and private. The team advised Heritage Trust Service on the terms of its standard revocable reserved investment powers trust. Raymond Davern is a 'great lawyer, who is very practical'.
Appleby continued to see instructions emerging from Hong Kong, as well as from the PRC, particularly in relation to Vista and reserved power trusts, and private trust companies. Andrew Willins advises on contentious trusts.
Harney Westwood & Riegels provides advice on the establishment and restructuring of BVI trusts, including Vista trusts, private trust companies, purpose and unit trusts, and employee benefit trusts. The team has recently seen an increase in contentious issues involving complex tax and trust structuring, cross-border probate, succession planning and international trust disputes. Lawrie Kearns is the key contact.
Maples and Calder advises global financial institutions, foreign governments, other financial centres and some of the world's wealthiest individuals - including heads of state - on BVI private and commercial trust structures. Trust litigator Arabella di Iorio is 'highly intelligent, pragmatic and tough, and has a no-nonsense approach'.
O'Neal Webster - Barristers & Solicitors advises trustees and beneficiaries on wealth protection, probate planning, trust creation, administration and termination. It also acts in trust disputes. Vanessa King is the head of the trust and private client group, and advises on the establishing and amending of BVI trusts. Willa Tavernier focuses on private client matters. An affiliated financial services company, Coverdale Trust Services, provides corporate and fiduciary services, including company, trust and fund formation services.