Sterling Stamp

Private Client

Sterling Stamp has extensive expertise in every legal aspect of private equity work and advises on the full range of transactions from venture capital investments to the largest and most complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

We assist HNWIs, families worldwide and also private banks with complex legal challenges arising from tax, property laws and increased regulation. We also deal with planning and managing all aspects of our client’s finances, including wills, probate and taxation.

Private Equity

Sterling Stamp has extensive expertise in every legal aspect of private equity work and advises on the full range of transactions from venture capital investments to the largest and most complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

We assist HNWIs, families worldwide and also private banks with complex legal challenges arising from tax, property laws and increased regulation. We also deal with planning and managing all aspects of our client’s finances, including wills, probate and taxation.

Family Offices

Sterling Stamp serves many needs of family offices by:

* helping wealthy families and business owners set up and manage family offices.

* providing comprehensive guidance and customising plans for family members.

* defining and employing varied strategies to successfully protect and transfer wealth to family members and assist with philanthropic activities.

* representing family offices, their executives and family principles in a wide variety of complex matters.

Trust law

Trusts can be used as an tax minimisation strategy as they could provide shared income for family members, minimise the risk of creditors making a claim against the assets and place valuable assets out of the direct control of individuals at risk of making poor decisions that may affect a number of stakeholders involved.

At Sterling Stamp, we:

* draft and review trusts to ensure compliance with financial and trust-related legal requirements

* advice your accountant to make suitable arrangements

* structure your trust to shield from claims being made under family law or debt recovery proceedings.

* ensure that any trusts created in your lifetime or by will are administered effectively, and that your own and your trustees’ tax compliance obligations to HM Revenue & Customs are discharged correctly.

Wills and Estate Planning

Sterling Stamp advises UK and international clients on drawing up wills and administering estates.

Excels in identifying the best means of holding and passing on assets, taking into account the particular circumstances of the client and seeking to minimise tax liabilities.

We take a proactive approach to administering estates, ensuring that the process moves as smoothly and quickly as possible, while identifying relevant tax planning opportunities.

We can help you through the process of estate administration and probate by:

* Write a will that maximises the inheritance and minimise the risk of being contested and subject to litigation

* Inheritance Tax planning, lasting Powers of Attorney and General Powers of Attorney

* executors and guardians

* store the will and other important legal documents

* Administering trust funds

* Distributing bequests and inheritances to beneficiaries

* Organising information for estate tax returns

* Family mediation and negotiation

* Contesting wills and deed

Taxation

Sterling Stamp provides a full range of tax advice to clients both in the UK and globally. Our expertise, strength and depth are acknowledged in the market. We approach the preparation of taxation and subsequent administration of estates with the greatest degree of sensitivity and utmost professionalism, combining our extensive expertise and efficiency with a considerate, personal service