Baker McKenzie

Private Wealth Law Department

London (Firms)
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Baker McKenzie has a highly respected private wealth disputes team. It regularly handles the most high-value and complex work in this area, with one source noting: "It's the first choice for huge offshore trusts."

The firm's global reach is highlighted as a particular strength and it has significant experience dealing with large multi-jurisdictional disputes. An interviewee says it is "a great firm," and adds that the team is "led brilliantly by Anthony Poulton."

Notable practitioners


Anthony Poulton
is chair of the firm's trust disputes group in London, and an offshore expert notes that "he is at the top of the market." "He's a leading light in this area and one of the very, very best in the country," reports one legal expert, who continues: "If you had a significant, complex or high-value matter, he will be sought after for it." Another expert says: "He is a favourite in our world and is very, very good."


Gemma Willingham
is a rising star in this field, and a legal insider comments: "She is incredibly knowledgeable on cross-border dispute resolution issues and extremely efficient and practical in dealing with them." An industry adviser observes that she is "a really powerful advocate in difficult meetings."