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Alastair Glover

T: +971 565 4777 66 Email Alastair Office: Dubai


Alastair Glover Partner

Contact details

Alastair Glover

Alastair Glover

T: +971 565 4777 66 Email Alastair Office: Dubai

Alastair is a private wealth partner in our Dubai office and specialises in advising high-net worth individuals and families, family offices and trustees on global estate planning, tax efficient investment structures, assets protection (including prenuptial agreements) and philanthropy. Alastair has significant experience in international succession planning including regional and international trust and foundation structures, tax advice, immigration and family governance. Alastair also advises on the use of trusts and foundations in commercial transactions and on employee benefit and pension schemes in the UAE.
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Alastair leads the private wealth practice in the Middle East with a significant amount of his work having an international dimension to it and often involving cross-border succession and tax planning.

Having been based in the Middle East for a decade Alastair is regarded as an expert in planning for clients with a nexus in the GCC. His clients consist of ultra-high net worth individuals and families based in the region, be they GCC nationals or global expatriates.

Clients routinely praise him for being "astute, commercial, and creating very good working relationships, with a deep knowledge of UAE and international matters."

Alastair's expertise includes advising on family trust and governance structures encompassing both business and private assets, tax efficient UK real estate investment structures, immigration, cross-border estates and tax residency advice for those moving to or leaving the UK.

In addition, Alastair is increasingly advising clients on legacy planning involving regional assets and has a particular focus on DIFC and ADGM foundation and trust structures.

Alastair is ranked as one of the leading private wealth legal practitioners in the Middle East market and is ranked in Band 1 for Private Wealth Law by Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide. He is also named as an expert for private clients in Who's Who Legal and was the sole winner of the Client Choice 2022 award for Private Client in the UAE, chosen from over 2,500 nominations.

Alastair is the technical director for the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP) Arabia and a member of the International Academy of Trusts and Estates Lawyers. Given his reputation Alastair is regularly requested to speak at various international conferences regarding a variety of private client issues.

"Alastair is a go-to person in the UAE for private client matters."

Chambers and Partners High Net Worth 2023: Private Wealth Law


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14 Aug 2023

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Alastair Glover joins Stephenson Harwood as partner

Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has strengthened its private wealth practice with the arrival of partner Alastair Glover, who joins the firm in Dubai.


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