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.
Astrid has extensive knowledge of the structuring of established and start-up family owned businesses through the use of trusts, foundations and holding companies. She works extensively with the Firm’s corporate tax teams in the UK and the United States to develop and implement holding structures for businesses and investments that take account of personal and corporate tax issues affecting the client, their family and their businesses.
Astrid is a regular speaker at international seminars on US and cross-border planning structuring options.
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
Planned and implemented trusts and foundations for wealthy individuals, including advising on the tax implications of the structures and other issues such as the jurisdiction to base the structure in, the choice of trustees (including the use of private trust companies), the choice of fiduciaries and governance planning for such structures
Advised trustees and beneficiaries on the tax implications of investing in specific jurisdictions and assets as well as the tax-efficient means to benefit beneficiaries with complex tax profiles
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