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Basil Zirinis

Partner  |  Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

United States
- New York

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Dispute resolution
Family business governance
Personal and estate planning

Q&A

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

Working with a team of leading English and offshore advisers on a series of complex restructurings of a network of large trusts to enable the settlor and beneficiaries to live wherever they wish, without adverse tax consequences.

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

Culture – focus on understanding the cultures (both legal and national) of the jurisdictions with which you are working.

What is your favourite quote?

“Direct action… It beats legislation,” Ernest Hemingway.