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Company

Stephenson Harwood

Position

Partner

Index

Legal

Tax & Trust Advisers

Tax & Trust Lawyers

Location

London, United Kingdom

Advice type

Tax planning

Client types

UHNW

Families

Non-domiciles

Geographical focus

Hong Kong

South Africa

Saudi Arabia

Sector focus

Accounting

Business and Consumer Services

Profile

James Quarmby

Description

James Quarmby, Stephenson Harwood’s head of private wealth, makes time for a call with Spear’s during ‘an extremely busy’ period for his practice and the firm’s international offices. ‘Hong Kong is back to normal, Dubai is reopened… Singapore’s good to go,’ he says.

‘In times of turbulence, HNWs want to talk to their lawyers,’ he adds. ‘They’re often switching around their investment policies, they’re moving cash around internationally and they want tax or legal advice,’

Lockdown boredom and lower-priced assets have contributed to increased transactions too. ‘The clever ones are saying, “Well, OK, this is a horrible time, but you know,we can’t waste a good crisis.”’

Rank: Top Ten

Top Ten 2020, Tax & Trust Lawyers

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