2017 eprivateclient Top Law Firm, Bircham Dyson Bell (BDB), has appointed Lara Mardell to the firm’s private wealth team. Ms Mardell joins BDB from Ogier, Hong Kong, where she was head of the offshore law firm's private client and trusts team for Asia.
Ms Mardell advises individuals from the UK, Asia and around the world on estate planning matters, including UK taxation as it applies to UK domiciled and non-domiciled individuals and onshore and offshore structures. In addition, she is instructed on heritage property matters.
In addition, Ms Mardelll has offshore experience both establishing and working with cross-jurisdictional structures and combining onshore and offshore laws and has particular expertise advising on Guernsey, Jersey, BVI and Cayman matters.
Prior to her move to Hong Kong, she practised as a private client lawyer in London in the international teams at Berwin Leighton Paisner and Withers. She also has in-house experience at a Hong Kong tax advisory and trust business.
She commented: “BDB’s private wealth team has an excellent reputation for international work, which makes it a great fit for my offshore experience. I am delighted to join the team, and look forward to putting my experience of offshore laws into a UK context.”
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