Richard Giangrande Partner

Richard advises on all aspects of estate planning and personal taxation and focuses on cross-border tax advice. Many of his clients are individuals with a presence in multiple jurisdictions, and who originate from jurisdictions in Europe, North America and the Middle East.

Richard also advises on the establishment and management of international asset-holding structures, focusing both on international taxation and asset protection. He has extensive experience in planning for international families, entrepreneurs, finance professionals, and regularly advises clients in relation to complex HMRC enquiries and disputes relating to tax or succession matters.

Richard advises individuals, trustees, family offices and investment managers in relation to the tax treatment of complex structures and investment products, and has advised a number of banks and investment managers on the structuring of their investment platforms and the selection of appropriate investments for non-UK domiciled clients.

He spent six months in New York on secondment to a leading New York law firm, where he worked alongside US lawyers, gaining an understanding of US tax, trust and estate planning that assists him in advising US clients who are resident in the UK or own UK assets.

Richard is a regular speaker at wealth planning seminars and events and has written for Trusts & Trustees.

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"Richard Giangrande is an exceptional private client lawyer, combining a very strong technical and conceptual mastery of UK law with a pragmatic approach (both in terms of determining the sensible ‘risk-adjusted’ legal position to take, as well as coordinating the various parties within and without his firm to get a project over the line and fully executed)."

The Legal 500 2023

"Richard Giangrande – technically excellent and very hardworking."

The Legal 500 2023

"Richard is a superb private client lawyer, who combines both a keen attention to detail with an ability to deal with conceptual questions."

Chambers HNW 2022

"Thoughtful and thorough, combined with a very strong grasp of technical aspects. If there is any angle, Richard will find it."

Chambers HNW 2022

"He is incredibly bright and just so easy to deal with. He has an impressive manner with clients and he is a pleasure to deal with."

Chambers HNW 2021

"Richard is just amazing. He is just so clever but so modest at the same time. He is responsive, he is proactive and his advice is so client-friendly. All of my clients love working with him."

Chambers HNW 2021

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