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Listen again: MEET | THE | EXPERTS webinar focusing on succession planning in the Middle East

Our latest MEET | THE | EXPERTS webinar took place on 25 November, with our experts focusing on succession planning in the Middle East. A recording of the webinar is available for those who missed the original broadcast or for those who would like to listen again.

To listen to the webinar, please click here.

“When it comes to divide an estate, the politest men quarrel” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Succession planning is a timeless subject.  Apparently straightforward questions relating to the way in which assets pass through generations can give rise to issues of genuine complexity – sometimes expected, and often unexpected.

Different legal systems treat succession questions in very different ways.  An enduring issue is the extent to which inheritances should be left to be governed by default rules of law, versus the extent to which families should be able to actively engage with sophisticated, structured succession planning.  The question becomes more acute as families develop increasingly international connections – both in terms of where people reside, and where they own assets.  The panel will discuss recent trends and the outlook in the Middle East, where there is now a particular focus on the ability to structure around domestic assets.  New opportunities abound.  


Lynda O Mahoney (Director, Ocorian)

Tim Denton (Head of Wealth Structuring, Habib Bank AG Zurich)

Ed Powles (Partner, Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP)


Claire Weeks (Partner, Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP)

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