Di Fu

+13124643127

Di Fu

Associate  |  Loeb & Loeb
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

USA

TOP AREAS OF EXPERTISE

International tax planning & structuring
Succession planning and global family governance
Tax compliance, regularization, voluntary disclosure procedures and global reporting classification and compliance (i.e., CRS / FATCA)

Q&A

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

Assisted in establishing a charitable foundation dedicated to the life of a world-renowned architect

What is your favourite quote?

"As heaven maintains vigor through movements, a gentle man should constantly strive for self-perfection. As earth's condition is receptive devotion, a gentle man should hold the outer world with broad mind." - The I Ching.


Christina Santana Hammervold

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Christina Santana Hammervold

Associate  |  Loeb & Loeb
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

USA

TOP AREAS OF EXPERTISE

International tax planning & structuring
Succession planning and global family governance
Tax compliance, regularization, voluntary disclosure procedures and global reporting classification and compliance (i.e., CRS / FATCA)

Q&A

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

The highlight of my practice over the past 12 months has been mentoring a junior lawyer who joined our practice group and watching her develop into a highly-skilled and trusted advisor for our clients.

What is your favourite quote?

“A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.” (Henry Ford)


Bryan Jones

+442074218383

Bryan Jones

Partner  |  Hughes Fowler Carruthers
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Family law
Asset protection
Children law


Renato Labi

+442074218383

Renato Labi

Partner  |  Hughes Fowler Carruthers
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales

TOP AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Family law
Asset protection
Children law


Yindi Gesinde

+442079191057

Yindi Gesinde

Partner  |  Baker Mckenzie
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales

TOP AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Contentious trusts - representing trustees and beneficiaries
Compliance and investigations
Commercial litigation

Q&A

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

I can’t pick one particular thing – it’s always a pleasure to work with my brilliant colleagues for interesting clients around the world.

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

Network!

What is your favourite quote?

“Nevertheless, she persisted” is a good, all-purpose one.


Gabriele Colombaioni

+44 (0)207 374 0299

Gabriele Colombaioni

Associate  |  Maisto e Associati
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Italy

TOP AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Pre and post immigration planning for HNWIs
Taxation of trusts
Estate tax planning

Q&A

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

· Advising on a private equity investment of a HNWI resident in Italy under the Italian forfeit tax regime
· Assisting a trustee in relation to the collapsing of a trust structure with Italian assets and Italian resident beneficiaries
· Advising a trustee on the consequences stemming from the transfer to Italy under the Italian forfait tax regime of a trust beneficiary

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

Living in a global world means that your clients will expect you to be aware of global developments that may affect them. Build a reliable international network with whom you can work seamlessly as it will be extremely valuable for your clients.

What is your favourite quote?

“It always seems impossible until it’s done”


Alberto Brazzalotto

+39 02 776931

Alberto Brazzalotto

Associate  |  Maisto e Associati
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Italy

TOP AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Italian and cross-border taxation of HNWIs
Trusts and estates
Tax optimization of estate planning

Q&A

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

Advising high-net worth clients moving to Italy under the new Italian forfeit tax regime.
Working for a multi-jurisdictional family to set up a new succession structure.
Assisting an Italian entrepreneur on the tax optimisation of estate planning and changes of ownership structures.

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

Provide your clients with thorough and up-to-date advice in a straightforward and user-friendly manner, easy to understand. Clients assume you know the law – they look for an adviser who can explain it and provide solutions to their needs.

What is your favourite quote?

“Rule your mind or it will rule you.”


Richard Giangrande

+44 (0)207 849 2694

Richard Giangrande

Partner  |  Macfarlanes
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales

TOP AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Non-dom cross border tax and estate planning
Advice to institutions on structuring offerings for res non-dom clients, revenue disputes, investigations and litigation

Q&A

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

Becoming a partner in the private client team, and advising two different clients in respect of long-running disputes with HMRC. Both disputes raise very interesting questions of law – one relating to residence for double tax treaty purposes, and the other relating to tax avoidance motives.

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

With the increased complexity of tax and reporting rules over recent years it is crucial to be able to offer clients thorough and up-to-date advice in a straightforward and user-friendly manner which is easy to understand. Clients assume you know the law – they want an adviser who can explain it.


Elizabeth Doherty

+44 (0)207 849 2859

Elizabeth Doherty

Partner  |  Macfarlanes
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales

TOP AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Private client disputes
International/off-shore contentious trusts (and non-contentious applications)
Court of Protection

Q&A

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

Without doubt, my promotion to partnership: it has enhanced my ability to bring my expertise and personal perspective to challenging cases and strengthen and deepen my relationships with clients.

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

Take the time to understand the real concerns and motivations of your clients. It is only with this understanding that you can hope to help them achieve their goals and provide valuable support in the process.

What is your favourite quote?

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” Mark Twain.


Ouri Belmin

+33 1 53 57 36 00

Ouri Belmin

Director  |  Tirard, Naudin
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

France