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Mishcon de Reya LLP

Private Wealth Law

6 ranked individualsBand 2London (Firms)High Net Worth 2021 View ranking table

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Mishcon de Reya offers wealth planning services to high net worth individuals and families. One source says: "The stellar team is recognised and admired for both its domestic expertise and its highly respected international private client practice." Another comments: "They are a big player in the London market for high net worth clients. They are a very prestigious law firm that I would be more than happy to recommend."

An interviewee says: "We are really impressed with the team. They always add value to matters, they are very efficient and very creative in their solutions." Another remarks: "They are great to work with. They have a lot of cross-border expertise. They are so organised, so thorough and very to the point. I really enjoy working with them."

Notable practitioners

Andrew Goldstone heads the firm's private tax and wealth planning group."It goes without saying that Andrew is one of the most experienced UK tax advisers in the private client world," states a source, and another reports: "I haven't met a lawyer like him. He is highly experienced, knowledgeable and professional, but also highly approachable and understandable." One interviewee notes that "he can explain things in a really clear and logical way, putting clients at ease," adding: "He is very charming, he understands problems very quickly and always thinks wider than just his subject matter. He really is the ringmaster within the firm that I see delivering an overall client solution beyond just the problem that he's being asked to solve."

"I cannot speak highly enough of him," says a source about Charlie Sosna , adding: "He is probably one of my favourite London lawyers. I find he is very collegiate, he is very easy going and pleasant to deal with. I think he is very clear in his advice, he is very practical and very technical." He often advises high net worth clients on international tax, family governance and philanthropic planning. "Charlie is technically superb; he is one of the best technicians that I know. He has broad and deep experience in the private client world. He is a standout in his field," states an interviewee, and another comments:"The way he condenses information is exceptional. He is very solution-oriented, very practical and he doesn't use legal jargon which clients won't understand. He can provide short and sweet answers which clients love. He is very good at delivering results on a tight deadline."

Filippo Noseda is a dual-qualified English solicitor and Swiss lawyer with substantial experience advising on international tax, succession and estate planning. A source says: "He can advise on the UK side but has a very international view. He has a very friendly approach so the client loves working with him." Another source observes: "He is wonderful. He is full of energy, he has very interesting clients and he is very forward thinking." An impressed interviewee notes: "He's excellent to work with. He's very good at communicating with people, he makes complicated concepts simple and he's good at seeing the bigger picture on things. He comes up with great solutions."

Kassim Meghjee advises domestic and international high net worth clients on both personal and corporate tax matters. An interviewee says: "His strength is around international matters. Clients have a deep respect for him, clients go to him because they know he is an expert and can explain very complex things in very easy to understand language." Another comments: "Kassim has a lot of experience so he is really able to see what the client needs. He can view the problem in an experienced way, which helps us to give the right advice." One commentator remarks: "Kassim is exactly what a partner should be. He steers matters in the direction that they need to go. He is very collaborative and always turns things around quickly."

Martin Davies often advises on cross-border tax and asset structuring matters, with a particular focus on the Middle East. One interviewee remarks:"He has good knowledge of international matters, he is very bright and he has good technical knowledge. He is good at handling Middle Eastern matters as he lived in the Middle East." Another says: "His vast wealth of knowledge, experience and technical expertise in family governance and inter-generational wealth transfer mark him out as the go-to partner for Middle Eastern ultra-high net worth families."

Patrick Harney is an experienced private client lawyer who often handles complex cross-border matters. His strength for handling US-related matters is widely regarded, with one source noting: "He has built a real niche practice focusing on UK clients with US connections. Patrick is very well respected as someone who has strong knowledge on US matters. He really understands where UK issues fit alongside the US issues." A commentator observes:"He is very good at looking at things from a million different angles to find the best solution for clients." Another enthuses: "I can say lots of nice things about Patrick. He's really easy to work with, he is very technical and very down to earth. He talks to clients in an understandable manner, he doesn't confuse them with legal jargon. He makes something complex sound really simple. He builds a brilliant rapport with clients."

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Ranked Individuals

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

London (Firms)

Private Wealth Law

Andrew Goldstone
Band 4
Charlie Sosna
Band 4
Filippo Noseda
Band 3, Foreign expert for Switzerland
Kassim Meghjee
Band 5
Martin Davies
Foreign expert for Middle East-wide
Patrick Harney
Band 2, Foreign expert for USA