Provided by Jonathan Shankland
Jonathan heads the international Private Wealth offering within the firm and advises on all aspects of private wealth structuring and planning across multiple jurisdictions focusing on personal and corporate estate & trust structuring, succession and tax planning and the coordination and compliance for large cross-border families, family offices and fiduciaries.
Jonathan’s client base ranges from UK high and ultra-high net worth clients, international families, large offshore fiduciary service providers, wealth planning institutions, accountancy firms, private banks and international law firms.
Jonathan has a wide and complex client base and
counts amongst his clients: royalty, large international fiduciary service providers, prominent families, large international law firms and some of the world’s leading business figures and entrepreneurs.
Jonathan work includes specialisms include:
International Tax and Estate Planning
International Succession Planning
Personal and Trust Tax planning
Complex Will planning
Swiss/UK/Worldwide Tax Co-op Agreements
Double Tax Treaties
Worldwide Disclosure Facility & HMRC Tax Investigations
Corporate Estate Planning
High Net Worth Tax Planning, Wills and Probate
Court of Protection
Cross-Border Estate and Tax Planning
International Tax Disputes
Residence and Domicile (inbound and outbound re: the UK)
Estate Administration and Probate
Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED)
Taxation of Offshore Structures and UK Tax Resident Connected Parties
HMRC Anti-Avoidance Provisions/Attribution Rules/Transfer of Assets Abroad Rules/Temporary Non-Residence Rules Etc.
Jonathan has been recognised for his leading role in the private client/private wealth world:
EPrivateClient’s ‘Top 35 Under 35' 2016
Runner Up City Wealth Leaders’ List lawyer of the year 2019
Private Wealth Top 100 Private Wealth Professionals 2021 – City Wealth
City Wealth Leaders List 2017-to date
Leading Individual since 2016 in the Legal 500 Directory
Leading Individual since 2017 in Chambers HNW Guide
Jonathan presents widely on the topic private wealth and international private wealth including for LexisNexis, MBL Webinars and is a leading panel speaking at many international tax conferences for Informa. Jonathan contributes to the Tax Journal, Lexis Nexis, the law and estates tax journal and the Law society Gazette.
Jonathan is a member of STEP, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
The STEP International Tax and International Private Client special
High Net Worth
Jonathan Shankland "is very commercially minded and a strong advocate for his clients," states a source. Another observer adds that Shankland is "an outstanding lawyer, who offers 24/7 support. He has very broad knowledge."