Payne Hicks Beach

Payne Hicks Beach

Middle East

"Payne Hicks Beach has a very strong reputation in this field - the firm is what a top-end private client firm should be - they are a class act - they are creative in thinking of alternative approaches, very responsive and professional" Chambers HNW 2020

We recognise that the Middle East is an important and growing market for the UK. We have considerable experience advising clients from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, as well as from Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt and Turkey.

Our expertise includes advising on:

  • Buying and selling high value residential property in London either for investment, redevelopment or personal use
  • Buying and selling high value country properties and Landed Estates
  • Investment in commercial real estate, including hotels
  • Tax efficient ownership structures for property acquisitions
  • Property management issues including service charge disputes, planning issues, and neighbour disputes
  • Extending your lease or buying the freehold
  • Disputes – both in the UK and cross border disputes;
  • Corporate and Commercial advice in relation to starting or investing in a business in the UK;
  • Employment of domestic staff
  • Coming to the UK on an investor visa, and the pros and cons of alternative citizenship schemes; 
  • Family office services – providing a one stop shop for the private offices of Middle Eastern families;
  • UK tax residence rules
  • Tax and estate planning for non-UK domiciliaries including advice on the remittance basis of taxation and how to invest tax efficiently in the UK
  • Structuring overseas assets, using Shari'a compliant trusts and other appropriate offshore holding structures

If you would like any advice on any of these areas please contact Andrew BerryRobert Brodrick or Rosamond McDowell.

For further information on our Private Client Solutions for Middle Eastern Clients, please click here

PRACTITIONERS IN THIS FIELD

AWARDS AND ACCREDITATIONS

LEGAL 500 UK

LEADING FIRM

2021

CHAMBERS HNW

LEADING FIRM

2020

CHAMBERS UK

LEADING FIRM

2020

EPRIVATECLIENT

TOP LAW FIRM

2020

SOLICITORS JOURNAL AWARDS

SHORTLISTED FIRM

2016

STEP PRIVATE CLIENT AWARDS

FINALIST: Private Client Legal Team of the Year (midsize firm)

2016/17

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