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Frederick Bjørn Frederick Bjørn

Frederick Bjørn

"I have worked with Freddie on a number of client matters and consider him to be not only highly intelligent but also to have plenty of common sense. This not only makes him a good technical lawyer but also ensures that he has an excellent rapport with clients. He also has one other attribute – relatively rare amongst advisors concerned with taxes on the wealthy – and that is to think outside the box and to come up with imaginative solutions to problems which, at first sight, appear to be insoluble."

Citywealth Leaders List 2019 - peer review

Frederick advises a broad range of both UK and foreign clients on personal tax and trust issues.

Frederick specialises in providing advice on: Wills and estate planning (including strategic succession planning for family businesses); tax issues relating to non-domiciliaries and cross border migration; all aspects of capital taxes planning; and the establishment and restructuring of onshore and offshore trusts.

Clients he has advised include entrepreneurs, high net worth business men/city executives and shareholders of private and family owned companies.

Frederick leads the firm's Scandinavian team.  As part of this initiative he was awarded Gold in the Citywealth Future Leaders 2016 Awards for "Business Development Initiative of the Year".

In July 2010 Frederick moved to Payne Hicks Beach to focus on personal tax and trust work having trained at Slaughter and May and qualified into their Corporate Tax team.

In 2013 Frederick became a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP); having been awarded an overall distinction in the STEP Diploma in Trusts and Estates.

In 2015 Frederick was awarded a distinction in the STEP Advanced Certificate in UK tax for International Clients and named as a "Top 35 Under 35" Private Client Adviser.

Frederick is recognised as a "Leading Individual" by The Legal 500 UK which praises him for being "incredibly knowledgeable".  He is also listed in Chambers & Partners UK 2018 as "Up & Coming" with a source commenting that he is "good at sifting through the various options" and "understands that most clients want a simple straightforward solution" and in Chambers High Net Worth 2018 as one of the 'leaders in the field'. Legal Week lists Frederick in its Private Client Global Elite 2018 and he features in The Spear's 500 2019 as a “Recommended Tax & Trust Lawyer” who is commended as a “distinguished individual”. Citywealth Leaders List 2019 features him as a “Leading Lawyer” for estate planning. 

Frederick is a member of The Danish-UK Chamber of Commerce and AIJA (Association Internationale des Jeunes Advocats) and is on the committee for the STEP International Special Interest Group.

Qualified March 2008, joined Payne Hicks Beach 2010, promoted to senior associate 2013, partner 2015.

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