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Saleem Sheikh

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GSC Solicitors LLP

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International and offshore structures and trusts, cross-border transactions, private client, international arbitration and tax investigation work.


Senior partner specialising in international and offshore tax structures, arbitration and dispute resolution. 

Saleem trained with the firm, became a partner in 1985 and was appointed Senior Partner in 2001. Saleem is recognised in the CityWealth Leaders List as being a prominent figure advising on wealth management. His CityWealth profile can be found here. 

Saleem is also the winner of ‘Entrepreneurial Individual of the Year’ in the Magic Circle Awards 2017, one of the many recognitions of his achievements.


Articled Green David Conway & Co; qualified 1983; partner GSC Solicitors LLP 1985; managing partner 1990; senior partner 2001.


English, French, Urdu, Punjabi, Kiswahili, Khachi, Hindi, Gujerati.


Law Society; International Bar Association; Chartered Institute of Arbitrations; London Court of International Arbitration; International Association of Entertainment Lawyers.


London School of Economics and Political Science (1980 LLB Hons); College of Law, Lancaster Gate (1981 Solicitors Finals).


Swimming, classical music, cricket.

London: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

GSC Solicitors LLP  fields a ‘knowledgeable and professional team’. Head of department Saleem Sheikh  is a ‘hands on negotiator with an all-round ability to grasp the issues and assist in their resolution’. Sheikh advises on a broad spectrum of issues from succession planning for children coming into the business through to protecting assets for married clients through prenuptial agreements and trusts. The ‘very practical and responsive’ James Cohen  ‘deals with matters both ably and expeditiously’. Cohen advises on wills, lasting powers of attorney, probate and other issues such as offshore structuring. He has developed substantial knowledge of dealing with matters where clients have assets located in multiple jurisdictions, especially for Pakistani and Indian clients.

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