Astrid B. Owen advises internationally based clients and their family offices, trustees and private banks on international trust, tax and wealth-transfer issues. She focuses particularly on clients and matters in the United States, the UK, Continental Europe and the Middle East.

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  • Advised wealthy families and entrepreneurs on their international tax, trust and foundation planning – particularly in relation to the United States, the UK, Continental Europe and the Middle East – and coordinated this advice with corporate tax and governance advisors
  • Led a multi-jurisdictional team planning and implementing trust and foundation structures to own a wealthy, international family’s interests in a multibillion-dollar operating business
  • Led multi-jurisdictional and multi-disciplinary teams advising on the relocation of wealthy individuals and their families, including advice on the consequential restructuring of family holding structures and operating businesses

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  • Leader’s List 2020
  • The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom 2022, Family Law
  • The Legal 500 UK 2013 to 2022, recommended in Private Client – Personal tax & trusts
  • Chambers UK 2017
  • Chambers High Net Worth 2021, ranked in Private Wealth Law

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  • International Bar Association
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)


Harvard Law School, LLM, Law, 1982
London School of Economics and Political Science, LLB, Law, 1978

New York


Astrid B. Owen

Insights & Events / Media

Webinar / McDermott Event / June 24, 2020

Webinar / Speaking Engagements / May 13, 2020

International News / September 2018