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I advise international individuals and families in relation to inbound UK investment and relocating to the UK. I also advise trustees, beneficiaries, family offices, and private banks in relation to governance, succession planning and trust law.

The majority of my work is cross-border, which often involves complex international treaty and conflict of law issues. However, I seek to minimise complexity wherever possible and provide clients with practical, commercial, usable advice. My advice normally encompasses both business and private assets and my clients range from technology entrepreneurs to dynastic business-owning families.

Highlights from 2022 include two successful trust deed rectification claims, in the English High Court and the Guernsey Royal Court respectively, and managing a multi-jurisdictional project to provide advice on the various available Ukrainian refugee schemes across Europe.   
I have a particular focus on working with clients in the Far East, especially Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia, in relation to the succession of family investment companies as well as listed and unlisted owner-managed family businesses.

Both I and Fieldfisher's Private Client team are named in various directories and rankings, including Chambers and Partners HNW Guide, Citywealth and the ePrivateClient Top Law Firms.

I am a member of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP). In my spare time I enjoy running, playing tennis, skiing and snowboarding.

What others say…

He is one of the up-and-coming lawyers of the next generation. He is a fantastic lawyer who has a very nice style and provides first-class advice.

Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2020

Alistair Robertson has extensive expertise in cross-border tax and estate planning matters.

Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2020

He is very good and very professional.

Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2020

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