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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

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ADELAIDE HOUSE, LONDON BRIDGE, LONDON, EC4R 9HA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 3400 1000
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Fax 020 3400 1111
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92 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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www.blplaw.com
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Paul Whitehead

Tel:
Work 020 3400 1000
Email:
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner HRO

Work Department

Private client.

Position

Partner. Specialises in private client matters and international wealth structuring, including onshore and offshore trusts, UK personal taxation, wills and estate planning, with an emphasis on complex tax and trust issues, residence and domicile, the international private client and wealth holding/protection structures. Advises high-net-worth clients, trustees and family offices on all international tax issues and wealth structuring.

Career

Trained Richards Butler (now Reed Smith); qualified 1992 (when he joined Paisner & Co); partner Paisner & Co (now Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP) 1999.

Member

STEP (Treasurer of STEP City of London branch and member of STEP Technical Committee); International Bar Association.

Education

Hills Road VI Form College, Cambridge; Nottingham University (1988 LLB Hons 1st); Chester College of Law (1989 LSF Hons); Queen Mary College, University of London (part-time) (1994 LLM specialising in Taxation).

Leisure

Travel, film, theatre, sport, reading.


London: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP has a ‘very responsive and approachable team that provides superb advice’. Clients are ‘continuously impressed by the quality of the advice. The recent merger with Bryan Cave also adds a US string to its bow’. The ‘first-class tax and trust department ’ has various stand-out individuals including Damian Bloom, Martin Paisner and Rupert Ticehurst all of whom are ‘exceptionally able and give clear, incisive and effective advice’. Bloom heads the department and ‘really knows his stuff’. He ‘presents really well to clients and provides excellent advice. He is straightforward to deal with and extremely able’. Paul Whitehead is ‘amazingly strong technically but also has the gift of being able to distil complex issues into clear and concise advice. He is not afraid to help clients make a choice about what is the best course of action for them’. Simon Phelps has a focus on advising clients and their family offices based in the Middle East and Far East on UK tax and asset structuring. Associate director Tracey Hawksley provides ‘timely, well thought-through and thorough advice even on the most complex of issues’. The large team is adept at handling complex and high-value multi-jurisdictional matters and has considerable expertise in key regions such as Asia, the Middle East and Russia. Clients also appreciate the ‘pragmatic approach of the team which greatly assists offshore trustees to navigate the complex UK tax environment’.

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