Natasha Kapp

Partner  |  Carey Olsen

South Africa
England and Wales (not practising)


Trusts and Private Wealth
Family Office
Trust Litigation


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

I advised on and represented a high profile private client in respect of the rectification of a trust set up as part of his pre US residency planning and which had failed to meet the requirements to qualify as a foreign non grantor trust with very substantial tax consequences in excess of $50million for the client. We were successful in pushing the boundaries and reframing the approach to rectification resulting in a successful rectification with retrospective effect giving effect to the client’s original intention and avoiding the adverse tax consequences. I have been advising on the establishment of a philanthropic foundation to support the empowerment of women in the developing world through the use of technology and I have also been advising a family office in connection with social impact investments in biotech and health technology. I have advised and assisted in the restructuring and redomiciliation of a private trust company and more than 50 underlying companies holding assets in excess of 5bn across 5 jurisdictions to Guernsey.

How did you get into private client?

I moved to Guernsey 12 years ago and joined Carey Olsen’s fiduciary team who already had a market leading practice advising private clients and professional trustees. I have assisted in growing the practice in particular in the region of family offices and have built up strong relationships with trust professionals both on and off island and have the privilege of being trusted adviser to many of them.

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

I enjoy playing tennis whenever workloads and family commitments allow. Travel and food adventures.

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