Frederick has been listed in the law directories for many years: Chambers UK, Chambers HNW and The Legal 500 UK: recognised as a leading UK private client lawyer and a specialist private wealth adviser assisting wealthy clients with tax planning and cross-border migration matters.
Recent highlights include:
The Legal 500 UK 2024 lists Frederick as a “Leading Individual” in his specialist field of private client: personal tax, trusts and probate.
The Legal 500 UK 2023 lists Frederick as a “Leading Individual” in his specialist field of private client: personal tax, trusts and probate. A commentator says ‘‘Freddie Bjørn – has introduced some useful new perspectives regarding the current operation and future development of [our family] trust which has been assisted by PHB for over 50 years. He responds promptly and concisely to all queries and provides useful advice regarding opportunities and harms.”
Chambers HNW 2023 ranks Frederick as a “Leading Individual”, one comment reads “I have found his engagement, attention to detail, commercial awareness and soft skills quite exemplary.” another individuals says that “Frederick brings solutions to the table and executes promptly.” The directory recognises Frederick for his expertise in both Private Wealth Law (London) with a focus on “succession planning, trusts, and family governance issues” where “he often advises wealthy families, often with an entrepreneurial background, as well as non-domiciliary individuals” and Private Wealth Law (Denmark – as an expert based abroad) where he is “well known in the London market as a strong choice for private wealth work involving Scandinavia” and “works with private clients on tax and trust issues, succession planning and the long-term structuring of assets.”
Chambers HNW 2022 ranks Frederick as a “Leading Individual” noting he “…is well known in the London market as a strong choice for private wealth work involving Scandinavia.”
One commentator says: “He listens well, provides big-picture advice, helps me to focus on what is important to implement and brings matters to a practical conclusion.” The source continues: “He is wise, practical and patient. He also has great technical competence and precision.” With the directory recognising him with expertise based abroad in Denmark, one Danish lawyer describes Bjørn as “a great lawyer and a smart guy – the first choice for UK/Danish crossover work,” and another says that “when I need advice in London, he is the person I go to. He is very to-the-point and precise, and very efficient.”
Frederick features as a “Recommended Tax & Trust Lawyer” in The Spear’s 500 2023, commended for being “remarkably efficient, polite and calm”.
He is ranked by the Spear’s Tax & Trust Advisers Index 2023 as “Recommended”.
Citywealth Leaders List 2023 features Frederick as a “Leading Lawyer” for estate planning and Legal Week lists him in its Private Client Global Elite 2019.