Heather Tibbo

+44 (0)1534 835672

Heather Tibbo

Group Head of Family Office Services  |  Crestbridge
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Jersey
England and Wales

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Multi-jurisdictional trust & company, management and administration
Establishment of foundations
Outsourcing, assistance and support of Family Offices

RECOMMENDED SPECIALISMS

Family Office

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

We have assisted in the establishment of several family offices around the world and assisted existing family offices with innovative structures, including PTCs, foundations and Shari’a compliant investment structures.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

The advice that I would give is to believe in yourself. Your time is now, take your opportunities and be confident in yourself. Spend as much time as you can with individuals who are recognised as leaders in their field.

What sets you apart from your peers?

Our independence means we can tailor our services to fit our clients’ needs, both now and as they evolve. We do not provide tax, legal or investment advice, making us free from conflict and able to focus on our fiduciary responsibilities and our clients’ best interests.

What is your favourite quote?

"Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you." Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Darrell V. King CFP TEP

Darrell V. King CFP TEP

Director, Business Development - USA  |  Stonehage Fleming US LLC
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

USA
Canada

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Domestic and international fiduciary structures
Global investment support
Custody and family governance resources.

RECOMMENDED SPECIALISMS

Family Office

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

International families come to us with complex problems. Here are three highlights from last year:
• Facilitating the establishment of several complex trust and related structures for families with cross border fact patterns. This enabled the preservation and ultimate transfer of wealth to family members in other jurisdictions.
• Establishing a family office administrative platform to support the effective operation and management of several real estate properties around the world and the entities that own them.
• Establishing a complex, consolidated reporting solution for a client with investments in several countries, several investment providers and multiple asset classes.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Seek opportunities to live and work in multiple jurisdictions. It enhances your capabilities, your understanding and your perspective on the world

What sets you apart from your peers?

The ability to provide fiduciary and family office services to clients around the world, without geographic restrictions. Also the breadth of service offering at my firm compared to other providers in our space. An important final point: we have a truly bespoke approach to serving clients.


Xavier Isaac

+41 (0) 22 807 2050

Xavier Isaac

CEO  |  Accuro Fiduciary
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Switzerland

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Business vision & strategy
Trust & advisory practitioner dealing with high-stakes and high value trust and wealth management issues
Relationship management

RECOMMENDED SPECIALISMS

Family Office
Multi-National Families

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Bringing several international families on board with complex cross-border assets and family situations
Assisting UHNW entrepreneurs with wealth protection and management reviews leading to the implementation of new ownership structures and wealth management solutions
Driving Accuro’s initiative to be a force for good in its trust & fiduciary industry, beyond maximizing profit

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Be yourself at your best
Believe in yourself
Be fiercely determined in reaching your goals but always remind yourself that you’ve got one reputation

What sets you apart from your peers?

A strong sense of purpose in the kind of business, values and culture I want to build with my partners for the long-term
Self-awareness and cultural awareness since I spent my entire career as an expatriate between Luxembourg, Switzerland and Jersey dealing with global families
An entrepreneurial spirit and understanding, having successfully delivered with my team 2 management buy-out of our business
Genuine interest in and compassion for people

What is your favourite quote?

From Victor Hugo: “There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.”


Graham Coopey

Graham Coopey

Director  |  Westminster Growth Capital Limited
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Jersey

RECOMMENDED SPECIALISMS

Family Office
Private Investment Firm


Walid Chiniara

+ 971 (0) 4 506 4700

Walid Chiniara

Partner  |  Deloitte
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

United Arab Emirates
Quebec, Canada

RECOMMENDED SPECIALISMS

Family Office

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Writing a book summarizing the methodology I developed over the past twenty years advising families in business. This book is intended to provide an innovative and a systemic approach to family business succession planning. THE 7-STEP METHODOLOGY™, a Practical Guide to Family Business Succession Planning and a Conflict Management Tool for Families in Business, is expected to be published in Q4 of 2019.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

You are the Future. Follow your Heart, Dream Big, and Strive for Excellence.

What is your favourite quote?

“The only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing” (Socrates)