Burges Salmon partners named in Eprivateclient’s 50 Most Influential 2015

Two partners from Burges Salmon's Private Client team, John Barnett and Beatrice Puoti, have been named in Eprivateclient’s 50 Most Influential 2015.

18 November 2014

Two partners from Burges Salmon's Private Client team, John Barnett and Beatrice Puoti, have been named in Eprivateclient’s 50 Most Influential 2015.

Burges Salmon is one of only two law firms to have more than one individual named in the list.

The 50 Most Influential is designed to identify, recognise, promote and introduce the leading practitioners of the private client profession and to show the breadth and depth of talent at the forefront of this sector today. Those that have made it onto the list are the leaders when it comes to providing the best possible service for clients and innovation in the way the needs of wealthy individuals are met.

The 50 Most Influential began with an open call for nominations for those private client practitioners based in the UK and UK offshore who have had a real impact on their profession. Each nomination was judged by PAM Insight on its strength, the merits of the individual nominated and PAM Insight’s market knowledge.

John is dual qualified as a solicitor and Chartered Tax Adviser. He specialises in corporate tax, venture capital schemes, partnerships and fund structuring, non-domiciliary tax planning and offshore trusts, tax and estate planning, tax disputes and litigation. Nationally, he is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) governing council and formerly chaired the CIOT Capital Gains Tax committee. In 2013, John was appointed by HMRC to sit on the GAAR interim panel to oversee the development of, and approve HMRC's guidance on the new General Anti-Abuse Rule - one of only three private client specialists to be appointed.

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.

A reception will be taking place at Gallery Different in London on Monday 8 December 2014, where winners’ plaques will be presented at the end of the evening.

Key contact

John Barnett

John Barnett Partner

  • Head of Private Client Services
  • Head of Partnerships
  • Tax

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