Winckworth Sherwood continues to expand into the international private client sector with its appointment of Natalie Quail as a Tax Associate to its Private Client team. Natalie specialises in international tax and wealth planning. Her practice is unique as she specialises in both personal and corporate tax, providing a holistic offering to HNW and UHNW families seeking advice for both their personal and business interests.
Dhana Sabanathan, Partner in Winckworth Sherwood’s Private Client team, and the firm’s ‘go-to’ for international private client tax matters, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Natalie to the team. She will be indispensable in providing technical tax advice to our high net worth and family office clients, whilst providing a personable approach.”
Natalie’s experience complements the firm’s existing international private client base. On joining Winckworth Sherwood, Natalie said: “It is an exciting time to join Winckworth Sherwood, and their successful Private Business and Wealth initiative. It is great to be working so collaboratively within a full service firm to ensure that all the personal and business legal needs of clients are met.”
Some examples of high-profile matters Natalie has worked on include:
- Advising a high-profile Qatari billionaire on mitigation of his dual residence status in the UK and Qatar based on an analysis of the UK/Qatar Double Tax Treaty and a loan restructuring for remittance purposes.
- Advising on the set up of an offshore trust/company structure to transfer a £30 million portfolio of artworks into the structure for inheritance tax purposes.
- Advising an Italian based entrepreneur on the central management and control risks of becoming UK tax resident while remaining the sole director of a successful Mexican based pharmaceuticals company.
Natalie’s experience includes remittance basis planning, advising on the statutory residence test, structuring the tax efficient holding and disposal of artwork; structuring the acquisition, ownership and disposal of shares and real estate and the interpretation of double taxation treaties (inter alia).
Natalie has also co-written several Tax Journal articles in the Private Client field and enjoys speaking about private client tax issues, including a recent presentation at the Mall Galleries on tax and legacy planning for artists and collectors.