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Nick Jacob

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Work +44 203 872 1090
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Web:
www.forsters.co.uk/people/nick-jacob
Forsters LLP

Work Department

Private Client

Position

Partner

Career

Nick is a partner in our Private Client department. He advises on sophisticated private wealth planning, putting together plans that provide for family succession, the protection of the family business, the avoidance of family disputes, and all aspects of international family governance. He is a trusted adviser to a number of globally significant families and is well recognised for his understanding of family governance psychology.

He has a particular focus on acting for families in Asia, spending time in the region every month. His clients include trustees, overseas investors, family offices and many very wealthy entrepreneurs. A significant amount of his work is for international families, with a particular focus on SE Asia, China, Russia, Switzerland and the Channel Islands.

Nick advises on estate plans to provide efficiently for assets and family members in multiple jurisdictions, and is a specialist in all aspects of trust planning, especially in relation to trusts holding family businesses, and in relation to planning to avoid losses on divorce.  He also specialises in UK taxation for individuals and trusts, and cross-border taxation co-ordination and advises banks and trust companies on technical aspects and practical application of the Common Reporting Standard.

He lectures throughout the world on private wealth issues. He has been classified in Who's Who as one of the top ten private client practitioners in the world. Nick is recognised in the Chambers HNW Guide as a leading individual in Private Client law and for his expertise based abroad for Singapore.

Nick joined Forsters with the rest of the Gowling WLG London Private Client team in May 2017.  Prior to this, he was at Gowling WLG and its predecessor firms since 2002.  Nick qualified as a solicitor in 1982.

Member

The Law Society
STEP (senior member of STEP Council)


London: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Forsters LLP ‘continues to be outstanding’ under the leadership of Patrick Harney . Harney’s ‘UK/US practice is renowned in London but it is his approachability and his measured advice that sets him apart’. Kelly Noel-Smith  is an ‘exceptional lawyer. She is very competent and is involved in some high value and complex work –which she handles with aplomb. She works very effectively with her associates’. Catherine Hill  is ‘highly capable’ and David Robinson ‘continues to impress with his exceptional ability and his immense practical experience’.Rupert Mead , Guy Abrahams  and Xavier Nicolas are ‘all bright, able and very impressive’. Nick Jacob is ‘very experienced in offshore trusts and tax – he is a big name in the market who is very busy’. Anthony Thompson has ‘great private client expertise which is matched by his commercial acumen’. Harney advises domestic UK families on wealth structuring and has a particular expertise in the use of family partnerships and family investment companies as a tax efficient wealth holding vehicle. There are also ‘numerous able assistant solicitors’ in the department. The team continues to act for high-net-worth individuals and their trustees on the creation of trust vehicles and other succession planning structures for asset protection and wealth preservation.

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