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Guy AbrahamsPartner, Private Client
Guy's clients include entrepreneurs, international families, private charities and the owners of landed estates. He often acts as executor or as a trustee of family settlements.
His advice for clients based in the UK mainly concerns how to manage the transfer of assets from one generation to the next, often using trusts or corporate vehicles to mitigate capital taxes. He has extensive experience in the use of tax reliefs for businesses. His advice for international clients includes pre-arrival planning, and the use of holding structures to protect assets and to prevent unnecessary exposure to tax in the UK.
Guy is listed in Legal Week’s Private Client Global Elite directory as a 'One to Watch'.
Guy trained at Wedlake Bell and moved to Forsters in 2009. He was made a Partner in 2017.
The post-COVID bounce back in M&A deals has led a lot of entrepreneurs to consider selling their businesses. Business owners are aware that today’s extremely healthy M&A market will not continue indefinitely and that the window of opportunity will soon begin to close.
From growing a business to starting a family or handing over control of that business to the next generation, every individual has their own goals to aspire to. Our Private Wealth lawyers advise our clients throughout this family life cycle, providing the legal advice required for specific transactions such as purchasing a home or selling a business, whilst also advising on the long-term opportunities for succession and estate planning.