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Sevyn Kalsi

Senior Counsel  |  Walkers Global
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Succession planning
Asset holding structures
Commercial trusts

Q&A

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

Having the opportunity to work with a broad range of advisers (internally and externally), across various jurisdictions and practice areas.
Expanding my knowledge and experience in private wealth work particularly in a corporate/ commercial context.
Leading various multi-billion pound trust and corporate restructuring matters.
Taking on the role of supervisor for trainee lawyers in the Private Wealth team (and being involved in interviewing future trainees).

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

Have an open mind and be receptive to expanding both your knowledge and skillset. In the offshore world, there is often an overlap between trust and corporate work and therefore an understanding of both areas (amongst others) can be invaluable.
Never underestimate the importance of interpersonal skills, in terms of both business development and team dynamics.
Finally, we're professionals, providing a service – there is never a need to be embarrassed to discuss fees with your clients.

What is your favourite quote?

“Never expect anyone to give you what you want. Work hard, be dedicated and get it yourself.”