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Taylor Wessing

Private Wealth Law

6 ranked individualsBand 1London (Firms)High Net Worth 2020 View ranking table

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Taylor Wessing has a strong reputation for its private client tax offering. The team advises high net worth individuals and families, family businesses, family offices and financial institutions on a range of wealth structuring matters.

Sources say that "it's a top-tier firm" with "a great reputation within private client." Another interviewee notes: "They have some very good professionals." A wealth adviser says: "The team is excellent for international work."

Notable practitioners

Andrew Hine advises domestic and international clients on trusts and tax planning. His clients include wealthy individuals and families and trustees. A source says: "He has very good judgement. He is very knowledgeable and has excellent clients."

Damian Bloom advises domestic and international clients on a wide range of tax and estate planning matters. "He knows his stuff technically and can explain it very clearly and simply," reports an interviewee. "His ability to understand the corporate world as well as the personal world is good," observes a market insider, who adds: "He is really proactive and impressive in front of clients."

Mark Buzzoni advises high net worth individuals and families on trusts and tax planning. He advises domestic and international clients. A source says: "His reputation is superb."

Nick Warr is "very active in international markets," says a source, who continues: "He has an awful lot of depth in his responses and is able to deliver a first-class client experience and excellent advice." Another interviewee notes: "His technical knowledge and ability to convey it to the client is brilliant." A wealth professional enthuses: "He is a master at handling clients."

Sanjvee Shah advises wealthy clients on international tax and succession planning. A source enthuses: "She is one of the absolute stars in private client. She is really good to deal with, she is technically very good and she has a very good manner with clients." An interviewee says: "She is really good, she is very pragmatic. She has got quite an interesting non-resident Indian practice but is strong across the board."

Simon Phelps provides a broad array of tax and estate planning advice to high net worth clients. One industry source remarks that "he is very commercially-minded and very practical." Another wealth professional explains: "He is very easy to work with, very knowledgeable and has access to lots of resources."

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London (Firms)

Private Wealth Law


Andrew Hine
Band 2
Damian Bloom
Band 3
Mark Buzzoni
Senior Statespeople
Nick Warr
Band 1
Sanjvee Shah
Band 3, Foreign expert for India
Simon Phelps
Band 5