The UK remains a destination of choice for High Net Worth (‘HNW’) individuals and their families. For many years, Mishcon de Reya has advised and assisted international HNW clients on establishing themselves in the UK.
To assist such clients, we have created Mishcon VIP, a holistic service combining our legal offering with investment, financial, property and lifestyle services, focussed on supporting the personal and business needs of our valued clients.
Our team of lawyers are culturally sensitive, and are proficient in a number of languages. We specialise in dealing with the complex and specific needs of individuals, families, and private offices worldwide.
We work closely with a network of trusted advisors based internationally and in the UK to ensure a seamless service.
Mishcon de Reya Legal
At Mishcon de Reya, our heritage in private client work is at the heart of our firm. Our global client base comprises wealthy individuals and families from around the world. Our multilingual team understands and appreciates the cultural sensitivities of the region. Whether you require legal assistance in immigration, residential or commercial property, luxury assets, tax and wealth planning or whether you find yourself in a dispute – our lawyers provide highly commercial yet discreet solutions.
The decision to relocate family and home is a major one. We work closely with our clients to make the process as stress-free as possible - acknowledging that personal circumstances rarely fit neatly into obvious immigration categories. Much of our work is about bespoke immigration solutions for high net worth individuals. Working with international tax advisors and private bankers, we make it possible for clients to take full advantage of the UK’s favourable taxation regime.
Our leading Real Estate Group has extensive contacts within the residential and commercial real estate sector. We can connect you to the key players in the property markets and put you in touch with professional advisors such as real estate valuers, buying agents, architects, engineers, and surveyors.
Arguably, your reputation is your most valuable asset. In this fast changing digital world, a reputation can be tarnished in a matter of hours. Whether you require management support in a crisis or wish to proactively enhance your reputation, or that of your commercial interests, a team of specialist lawyers and communications experts are available to support you and your objectives.
Extradition & Asylum
Our team of strategic litigators and political experts have a sophisticated understanding of political persecution and can robustly defend extradition requests. Facing an extradition order can be an extremely distressing experience. If you or your family are facing proceedings it is important to seek specialist legal advice. We can take pre-emptive steps to ensure that, should you be arrested, the procedure is as organised and discrete as possible. Our team are also experienced in supporting asylum applications.
A considered and thorough wealth planning strategy is the key to taking care of your wealth for the longterm. Our wealth advisory contacts can offer support whether you require specific advice on a particular element of your strategy or need a thorough review of your finances.
Allied to wealth structuring, asset protection is a crucial part of overall wealth management and protection. Our team is made up of lawyers from a variety of disciplines, who work with fiduciaries, tax specialists and lawyers in other jurisdictions in order to stress test structures from commercial litigation, tax mitigation and cross-border succession angles and recommend a cohesive strategy.
Fundamentally understanding our clients’ needs means we are well placed to generate opportunities for them. We are able to introduce potential deals and help advise clients from start to finish on their investments, including investment fund formation matters - private equity, real estate, hedge and emerging markets funds structured both onshore and offshore.
Family Office/Family Governance
Coordinating your financial, tax, legal and philanthropic activity can be an arduous task, particularly when you have concerns about wealth preservation and succession planning. Whether you would prefer the dedicated care of a Single Family Office or support of a larger Multi-Family Office, their role will be to support you and your family’s interests.
From sourcing the correct school to preparing your child for entrance examinations, experienced education consultants will ensure they have the very best opportunity to successfully achieve their goals, at every stage of their life.
Luxury assets are likely to have a place within your wider investment portfolio. The acquisition, maintenance and possible sale of such assets will very often require specialist legal, financial and administrative support. With strong links to industry specialists we can ensure that you receive advice from experienced professionals.
Whilst you may have a philanthropic vision, the challenge for many can come when trying to turn that vision into a reality. Specialist philanthropic advisors can help you to create, execute, manage and measure your plans.
Focused on managing personal finance for individuals and families, we can connect you to a selection of UK and overseas private banks. They will be able to assist you with all your private banking and financial requirements, such as wealth management, savings, inheritance and tax planning.
As evidence of our holistic approach to client care, we have teamed up with a leading luxury concierge business to offer our clients a 24-hour service 365 days a year. You will benefit from access to an unrivalled package of privileges, preferential rates and bespoke services, saving both time and money.