James Tsang

+85221030306

James Tsang

Partner  |  Squire Patton Boggs
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

United States (Texas & California)

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Personal and estate planning
Succession planning
Tax

Q&A

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

Handling a few cases for US clients to successfully negotiate with the IRS and seeing relief from their eyes. 

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

Be passionate about what is important to the client.

What is your favourite quote?

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm,” Winston Churchill.


Mark Osborne

+15125422000

Mark Osborne

Managing Partner  |  Osborne, Helman, Knebel & Scott, LLP
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

United States (TX)

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Personal and estate planning
Succession planning
Asset protection

Q&A

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

I have enjoyed the personal interaction of clients and various professionals throughout the world.

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

Hard work and enduring commitment to ethical and practical representation of clients will lead to a successful career.

What is your favourite quote?

"Here is life, an experiment to the great extent untried by me," Henry David Thoreau.


Elliott Murray

+41 22 707 98 39

Elliott Murray

Partner  |  Baker McKenzie
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

United States (TX)

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Asset holding structures,
Personal and estate planning
Tax

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 successfully negotiating over $7 million in penalty savings for non-resident US taxpayer clients participating in the voluntary disclosure program in advance of the program's slated closure in the fall of 2018. Many of these clients had significant connections to non-US jurisdictions yet were facing multi-million dollar penalties in connection with regularizing their tax situation with the IRS on top of back income taxes, interest payments, and statutory penalties.

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

Be flexible in work and interested in clients, as the type of work you are called upon to do in the private client world can shift dramatically from one client to the next or from year-to-year. If the practitioner remains interested in the issues of his or her clients and how to help them navigate the changing legal and tax world, then the practitioner will be well on his or her way.

What is your favourite quote?

"All poets write bad poetry. Bad poets publish them, good poets burn them,” Umberto Eco.