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Michael has nearly 30 years' experience advising financial institutions and high net worth individuals on international trust and tax matters.
Michael advises clients all over the world but with a particular focus on the Middle East and China. Recent experience includes drafting and training on non-Dom tax changes for international banks and trust companies, structuring and providing advice for high value properties in London, advising on dynastic trusts and related tax planning for Asian families and advising trustees and beneficiaries on contentious international trust issues. Michael is also currently advising a global law firm on developing its private client offering for its specific client base.
Some recent work examples include:
- Advising a number of international private clients on where and how to structure their operating companies;
- Advising several clients on returning \ immigrating to UK including detailed analysis of the statutory residence test and the compliance issues involved;
- UK Property restructuring for significant GCC based families;
- Advising a Res Non Dom client on all aspects of his £500 million plus offshore structure in light of the recent UK Res Non Dom tax changes.
Michael was previously a partner at Burges Salmon for 15 years and founder of their international team.
Michael is "super experienced, very practical and knowledgeable, yet completely approachable". Legal 500 2019