Mark Spash Partner and Regional Senior Partner - London
“Mark Spash is a wise head of team”
Mark is the Regional Senior Partner for the firm's London office. He has a wealth of experience advising individuals, families and trustees on a wide range of complex tax and succession planning issues both onshore and offshore.
Main areas of practice
Mark advises on a wide range of private client law matters and with particular emphasis on Inheritance Tax and estate planning for domestic and international HNWIs. Mark’s experience encompasses trust & estate administration as well as advising on ATED and CGT related issues in relation to property investment and acquisition.
Mark provides a bespoke and holistic service to his clients – often including generations of families, as well as private individuals, trustees and estates.
Mark delivers timely, commercial and workable solutions, with an emphasis on saving his clients money and always with an emphasis on discretion and confidentiality.
- Advising on the re-structuring of a client’s family office
- Advising on the structuring of International assets
- Advising on trust re-structuring
- Advising on a complex UK estate including succession planning for a non-domiciled extended family incorporating ATED related property restructuring
- Winding up the UK estate of a non-resident and non-domiciled individual with extensive assets both in the UK and in several European jurisdictions.
- Advising the Trustees of a trust with a foreign beneficiary and successfully bringing the trust to an end, taking into account the complexities of the cross-border issues
- Bespoke succession planning for a high net worth individual incorporating the use of trusts.
Mark has particular expertise relating to inheritance tax and estate planning for ultra-high net worth individuals based in Switzerland, but with UK connections and also on the interaction between the UK and Monegasque systems of estate administration.
Many non-doms have wisely spent the last few months gearing up for substantial changes to UK tax legislation, which were expected to come into force this month. But, the government has now announced a delay enacting some areas of the Finance Bill 2017
When the new annual tax came in to force in 2013, it impacted residential properties worth. Over the years this value has decreased. If you own a property through any type of company, this will most likely now impact you.
The draft Finance Bill 2017 released in December contained some (but not all) of the much-needed detail about the significant changes to the taxation of non-doms from April 2017. So what does it mean for your property and tax position?
Articles by Mark
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