Burges Salmon partner named Lawyer of the Year at national awards

Beatrice Puoti, a partner in Burges Salmon's private wealth team, has been successful in the Lawyer of the Year category at the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 2015.

08 May 2015

Beatrice Puoti, a partner in the Private Wealth team from Burges Salmon, has been successful in the Lawyer of the Year category at the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 2015.

The Citywealth Magic Circle Awards, which took place in London on Thursday 7 May, are held annually to find the best advisers and managers in the global industry.

Awards go to those organisations and individuals that are recognised by peers and clients as demonstrating excellence under criteria including in-depth technical expertise and knowledge of their field; market-leading services; innovative solutions to private client dilemmas; and leadership and vision.

Beatrice said: 'I was honoured to have been shortlisted for Lawyer of the Year at these prestigious awards and I am absolutely thrilled to have won. I was up against some extremely stiff competition and to come through with a win is testament to the high quality of work that our team at Burges Salmon regularly undertakes for the firm's clients.'

The Burges Salmon Private Wealth team has seen a continued trend towards increasingly complex and high value work for its clients, including one of the largest transactions handled by a UK private wealth legal team with its complex, multi-jurisdictional nature demanding access to the firm's specialist knowledge of international trust law.

The Head of Burges Salmon’s Private Wealth department, Catherine Hallam, said: 'We are all delighted for Beatrice. She is highly respected within the firm and by her national and international client base, and is very much a deserving winner of this prestigious accolade, which reflects the excellent service that she provides to her clients.'

Beatrice is a partner within the international tax and trusts unit and specialises in Private Wealth Services, Tax, Foreign Property Structuring, Tax and Estate Planning, International Trusts, Non-Domiciliary Tax Planning, Non-Residents and Transfer of fiduciary business/structures between financial institutions/trust companies globally.

Beatrice advises on all aspects of international tax, trust and estate planning for UK and non-UK clients. She has significantly contributed to the development of the firm's European tax and trust practice advising on tax and trusts structuring for European clients in particular on Italian issues. She also has significant experience in advising financial institutions on international trust matters.

Beatrice also specialises in cross-border estate planning issues with particular focus on all issues arising from Roman Law and Common Law application. She also advises on the ownership, structuring and acquisition of UK and non-UK real estate.

The Burges Salmon Private Wealth team acts for high and ultra-high net worth individuals, private banks, trust companies and family offices across the UK and in a number on international jurisdictions from its offices in London and Bristol. This year has seen the team consolidate its position as one of the UK’s top private client teams. The team is in growth mode, the goals being to expand and win the very best and most complicated tax and private wealth work. In the last two years, the team has appointed three new partners (Jim Aveline, Sarah Hoskinson and Suzanna Harvey).

Key contact

Beatrice Puoti

Beatrice Puoti Partner

  • Head of Private Wealth
  • Private Client Services
  • International Tax and Trust

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