Using Trusts, Entities And Other Structures – Are They Legal?

The British Virgin Islands contains over 400,000 companies?

Funds in the Cayman Islands contain trillions of dollars?

Multinationals use the Netherlands and Irish tax treaties and call it a double Dutch Irish sandwich?

I first started in international tax planning when I was 26 years of age and now have accumulated over 34 years of global experience.

If there is one thing I have learnt, that is the careful of the advice you receive. The area is unfortunately surrounded by some shady characters who will sell you a particular product, or a particular country, or a particular structure.

You need to get independent advice that is disassociated from the structure or the product.

Wealth protection is a combination of asset protection and diversification of not only investments, but diversification from banking and government risks across geopolitical global lines.

Confidentiality, privacy and discretion are given in this area. However, experience on the ground in various jurisdictions and expertise is not.

I would be more than happy to provide a confidential no obligation discussion on any of these areas and having an independent view, to be aware of the risks inherent in these structures, is in my view,, the best insurance and protection for your wealth.

Meet Our International Assets & Risks Law Senior Lawyers

Jaswinder (Jas) Sekhon

Jaswinder (Jas) Sekhon

Managing Director

Jaswinder has a fresh revitalizing approach to law which has led to outstanding results. Admitted to practice as a solicitor/barrister in four countries, with over 30 years’ experience in wealth, finance, tax, trusts, funds, and structures. Jas equally enjoys strategic work for clients in disputes, emerging, criminal or family law.

Jennifer Cheal

Jennifer Cheal

Senior Associate/Practice Manager

As the practice director, Jennifer is a consummate professional and simply an outstanding lawyer. She has a great eye for relevant detail and yet also a wonderful sense of perspective in devising and implementing legal strategies.

Have You Ever Set Up An Ansltalt?

Some of our Senior Lawyers have been advising on structuring to maximise returns and lower risk since 1988. We have seen it all- including Anstalts!

Some of our senior lawyers have not wavered from this expertise – this is not what they aspire to be – this is who they are.

It can be as simple as – shall I use a company or trust to buy this asset – how do I lower my taxation in my group?

The Less Exciting Bits..

When establishing, acquiring or restructuring a business or venture, it’s fundamental that the legal business structuring is tailored to suit your circumstances.

You need to consider the full range of relevant issues NOT just simple (to us) issues such as tax, regulations and risk.

We work with you to tailor a plan that considers contingencies and builds them into the framework.

Our business structuring lawyers are able to assess your situation and provide sound commercial advice to assist you in this area.

Let Us Deal With:

  • Asset protection
  • Charitable Trusts & Foundations
  • Discretionary Trusts
  • Secret Trusts (Blind Trusts)
  • Family Trusts
  • Unit Trusts
  • Fixed Trusts
  • Incorporation of Companies & Voluntary Associations
  • Joint Venture Agreements
  • PTC’s (do you know what they are?)
  • Foundations
  • “Fiduciary” Arrangements
  • Partnership Agreements- Incorporated & Common Law
  • Shareholders & Unit Holders Agreements
  • Issue & Redemption of Units or Sale of Units
  • Succession
  • Banks & Signatories
  • Taxation Planning
  • Taxation Disputes
  • Tax Litigation
  • Double Tax Treaties
  • Second or Third Passports
  • Establishment of Business Structures
  • Minimising Business Risk
  • Litigation
  • Money Laundering & AML Risks

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