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High Net Worth South Africa Private Wealth Law

Work in this area includes but is not limited to: charitable planning; wealth transfer; business succession planning; estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax planning (in the US); life and health insurance planning; the creation and administration of trusts and estates; asset transfer; the taking-public of closely-held businesses; and structuring outward and inward investment. Contentious matters are also included, such as trusts disputes, probate contests and contested wills. In larger jurisdictions, these matters are ranked separately in a Private Wealth Disputes table.

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  1. Andrew Vergunst
    Andrew Vergunst
    McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP
    McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP | Private Wealth Law
    2022 | Spotlight | 6 Years Ranked
    Andrew Vergunst of McDermott Will & Emery LLP in London is experienced in handling the full range of tax, trust estate and succession planning matters for high net worth individuals, families and closely held businesses. His impressive cross-border practice sees him regularly handle complex wealth planning issues for clients in the UK, the US and South Africa. A peer says: "I certainly find him very pleasant to work with and he is very knowledgeable in this area."
  2. Jonathan Colclough
    Jonathan Colclough
    BDB Pitmans LLP
    BDB Pitmans LLP | Private Wealth Law
    2022 | Spotlight | 3 Years Ranked
    Jonathan Colclough of BDB Pitmans LLP in London is a "fantastic guy" who is "well rated" in the market, according to fellow private client practitioners. His experience encompasses the full range of cross-border tax, trust and estate planning matters. He is particularly skilled at advising clients on UK-South Africa wealth planning issues, as well as on offshore trust matters.