Michael Shaw Senior Counsel

Michael specialises in tax and succession planning advice for international individuals and families.

His clients include families, entrepreneurs, private equity executives, family offices and trustees. Almost all his work has a complex tax background and a strong cross-border element.

He has extensive experience advising international clients coming to the UK for the first time on pre-arrival planning and existing UK residents on navigating the UK’s complex tax rules – as well as clients elsewhere looking to invest in the UK or with only minimal links to the UK.  

He advises on establishing and running asset holding structures and family offices. He often works in tandem with advisers elsewhere to balance competing tax and practical demands in various jurisdictions.

Michael is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

Michael sits on the steering group for our Pride staff network, a forum for networking and peer support between LGBT+ staff and allies.

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