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McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP
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Ziva is a partner, she specialises in dispute resolution including complex trust disputes, contested estates and commercial disputes containing fiduciary elements. Her practice involves both the conduct and the avoidance of disputes and she has extensive experience in cross-jurisdictional and international litigation. On the dispute-avoidance side, Ziva brings her wealth of experience in litigation to advise on structuring trusts and other arrangements to minimize the risk of future disputes, by ensuring that the structure will meets the beneficiaries’ evolving needs, that the choice of jurisdiction best suits the individual circumstances of the case, and that the structure includes as many litigation deterrents as possible. Ziva advises on and conducts mediation as well as other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

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Bar Admissions: The Law Society of England and Wales; Cayman Islands; British Virgin Islands.




The Society of Tax and Estate Practitioners; Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists; Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA).


London School of Economics and Political Science, LLB, Law, 1993

Lawyer Rankings

London > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP‘s ‘very experienced and dedicated‘ team covers the full range of non-contentious issues, including very high-value trusts and estates and wills and probate, as well as complex commercial matters. The team also advises on fund structuring, the restructuring of private wealth programmes, regulatory issues and evolving tax regimes. In addition, it is skilled in advising on all aspects of UK tax matters. The group acts for ultra-high-net-worth individuals and families, some of whom are on the Sunday Times Rich List and the Forbes Billionaires list. Noted for its ‘global reach and vast resources‘, the team has particular expertise in US tax and wealth law, both in the UK and US offices, and almost all of its wealthy clients have connections with the US either through their families or assets. Simon Goldring and Ziva Robertson head the department.

London > Private client > Contentious trusts and probate

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Ziva RobertsonMcDermott Will & Emery LLP

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP has particular expertise in disputes involving offshore trusts and the laws of the Cayman and British Virgin Islands as practice co-head Ziva Robertson is qualified in both jurisdictions, while Nicholas Holland is also qualified in the Cayman Islands. The group also works with Canadian intermediaries and families and has been involved in some of the most high-profile Canadian trusts disputes. The practice represents multibillion-dollar net-worth clients, structures and fiduciaries, both in the UK and globally. Lynsey McIntyre is in demand for her cross-border offshore trusts expertise, and often attracts Jersey, Guernsey and other overseas-based clients.