Wills and Succession

Putting in place a valid Will is one of the simplest ways to get peace of mind that your affairs are in order. For the international community, it also brings certainty to a complex long-term legal problem. The higher your net worth, the higher the risk. The older you are, the higher the risk. However, this is true for everyone alike, no matter what age or net worth.

It is our view that a Will is also a particularly important cost-saving instrument:

  1. if you own a business, particularly with someone else;
  2. if you are married or have a long-term partner, particularly where of a different nationality;
  3. if you have children or other dependents, particularly of a different nationality;
  4. if you own real estate, particularly in several countries;
  5. if you have a complex family; or
  6. if you simply live, even temporarily, in a different country away from most of your family.

These factors present real and serious risks. Our process is thorough, international for your whole estate – rather than just localised and disclaiming anything outside the immediate geography, integrated with financial products and employee benefits, and it is practical, as well as checking all the legal boxes internationally.

We are part of the Belisarius network with coverage over more than 100 countries, and with a searchable on-line register to ensure that your Will’s location is notified to those closest to you, and that it can easily be found no matter where the person searching is based. That business is rapidly expanding and we expect it to thrive so we have supported it with our direct participation.

We are proactive to ensure that you stay up-to-date with the latest developments and strategies.

In case the worst does actually happen, we are also experienced in recovering assets from various countries either as executors, or advisers to the estate. We contribute to local associations to affect the practices in these countries, and we support our international community to ensure that the simplest outcomes affect the greatest majority of people.

Please contact us with any questions or to discuss how we can build a solution for you.