Burges Salmon partner shortlisted for Lawyer of the Year at Citywealth Magic Circle Awards

Beatrice Puoti, partner in Burges Salmon's Private Client team, has been shortlisted in the Lawyer of the Year category at the forthcoming Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 2015.

11 March 2015

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

The Citywealth Magic Circle Awards are held annually in the Spring to find the best advisers and managers in the global industry. Awards will go to those organisations/individuals that are recognised by peers and clients as demonstrating excellence under criteria including in-depth technical expertise & knowledge of their field; market-leading services; innovative solutions to private client dilemmas; and leadership & vision.

The last 12-18 months have shown a continued trend towards increasingly complex and high value work, represented not least by the standout transaction for the team this year – which was the advice the firm’s International Wealth Structuring team provided to a private banking client on its acquisition of the international wealth management business of a large financial organisation. The acquisition represents a major step forward in the client’s global growth strategy. This was the largest transaction of its type handled by a UK private client legal team, with its complex, multi-jurisdictional nature demanding access to our specialist knowledge of international trust law.

This latest accolade follows Beatrice being named at the end of last year in Eprivateclient’s 50 Most Influential 2015. Beatrice said: “I am honoured to have been shortlisted for Lawyer of the Year at these prestigious awards. All of the individuals in the category are very worthy finalists and I wish everyone the very best of luck.”

The Citywealth Magic Circle Awards will take place on Thursday 7 May 2015 at the Grange St Pauls Hotel in London.

Beatrice is a partner within the international tax and trusts unit and specialises in Private Client 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 Client 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 now comprises nine partners and 21 lawyers out of a total of 350 lawyers in the firm. The team is in growth mode, the goals being to expand and win the very best and most complicated tax and private client work. In the last two years, he 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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