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Industries: Family Office & Family Business

Family Office & Family Business

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A “global boutique”, our reputation has been built advising clients from around the world in complex, often cross-border, business transactions and high-stakes litigation. With relentless focus on our clients’ objectives, we assist with business-focused solutions that address today’s ever-changing, ever-demanding competitive marketplace.

Our lawyers are well-versed in providing pragmatic and trusted advice to wealthy families and family offices. We are familiar with the complexity and the challenges – legal, business and personal – involved in owning and running a family business and family offices. Recognizing that no one family business is the same, we make it our priority to get to know our client, understand their culture and goals to allow us to create bespoke solutions in line with their objectives.

We combine our knowledge and experience in specific areas such as corporate, finance, tax and dispute resolution to provide the practical and tailored legal service our clients require.

We regularly advise international families and family offices and through our broad global network of trusted law firms we are able to provide our clients with a seamless service in jurisdictions where we do not have an office. Our clients look to us as their trusted advisors, we protect their interests, dealing with sensitive matters with discretion and integrity.

  • Investments and M&A
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Reputation Management
  • Tax and Structuring

Unlocking Opportunities for our Clients

We understand that value-added counsel and service do not end with legal expertise. As deal lawyers, we also understand the value of relationships. Members of our team have extensive relationships with investors and, where appropriate, we put our firm’s relationships and industry knowledge to work for our clients through introductions to deal flow and co-partnering opportunities. Experience has proven that our clients value a well-conceived entrepreneurial approach by their legal team to the art of deal making.

A selection of representative experience of our team includes:

  • Advising family office in connection with numerous investment transactions and business interests including:

    – Corporate and commercial matters in connection with an international shipping business
       controlled by the family
    – Establishment of $100 million hedge fund
    – Equity and debt investments in mining assets
    – Redevelopment of major real estate assets in the UK and Russia
    – Various matters in connection with the family's interests in a multi-billion dollar publicly listed
       commodities business

  • Advising privately held merchant bank and multi-family office in connection with numerous investments for its account and for the account of its family office clients and related corporate and structuring advice including:

    – Joint venture with Hong Kong-based family office in connection with UK real estate investment
       and development business
    – $100 million structured investment transaction with major US investment manager
    – Acquisition of offshore trust and structuring business
    – Numerous UK real estate investment transactions
    – Acquisition of European-based family office with operations in South America
    – Tax and structuring advice in Europe, the US and numerous offshore jurisdictions globally

  • Representation of a multi-billion dollar family office in connection with a range of complex matters including:

    – Regulatory and compliance advice regarding short-selling and hedging positions in connection
       with the client's trading activities
    – Cross-border real estate investments and joint ventures
    – Corporate and tax advice in connection with restructuring and streamlining of the client's
       family office holding structures across numerous jurisdictions
    – Numerous UK real estate investment transactions
    – Acquisition of European-based family office with operations in South America
    – Tax and structuring advice in Europe, the US and numerous offshore jurisdictions globally

  • Advising a European based family office in connection with numerous transactions including:

    – Joint venture with a European hotel brand to facilitate roll out of joint operations in EMEA
    – Acquisition and financing of prime hotel asset in Germany
    – Sale and financing of fleet of private aircraft
    – Acquisition of prime residential real estate assets in central London
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