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The week on eprivateclient: Edwin Coe, Intertrust, KPMG and more...

01/06/2018 Will Sidery

A round up of the top stories on eprivateclient this week…

Tuesday

2018 eprivateclient Top Accountancy Firm, KPMG, hires Krista Woodman to lead its London trusts practice. Ms Woodman joins from Smith & Williamson where she spent four years

Reports emerge that the abandoned mansion of bankrupt tennis legend Boris Becker has been taken over by a bearded German nudist hippy squatter…

Wednesday

English courts are increasingly prepared to tackle the issue of parties ’hiding’ international assets in divorce but family lawyers at Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth have warned that these measures must become more common as wealthy divorcees try to divert more resources abroad

The archive papers of the English aristocratic Walpole family are gifted to the UK Government in lieu of taxes. The papers will be held at the National Archives in Kew, West London

Thursday

PAM Awards judge Niall Husbands is named as the new head of private wealth in Jersey for trust company, Intertrust. Mr Husbands previously worked for HSBC as head of wealth management, Europe in Paris and as head of wealth management, MENA in Dubai before returning to Jersey and joining what is now Intertrust in 2012

London-based law firm Edwin Coe hires Stuart Hambling as a tax director, following the addition of Withers alumni Andrew Terry and Elena Solovyeva to the team earlier this year.

Friday

Swiss law firm Walder Wyss adds Fouad Sayegh to its tax team as a new partner in its Geneva office. Mr Savegh - who is registered with the Geneva Bar, and admitted to practice in all of Switzerland, as well as in New York - has experience in most aspects of domestic and international taxation and regularly advises high net worth families on their relocation, wealth reorganisation, asset protection, estate planning and charitable projects

UK firms have been warned to not let staff feel unmotivated at work during this year’s football World Cup starting in Russia this month. The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) said firms should make sure to set out arrangements for when games clash with work as the tournament “an excellent time to bond with employees and enjoy some national pride”

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