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01 Feb 2023

Leading private wealth specialist Beatrice Puoti joins Stephenson Harwood as partner

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Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has strengthened its global private wealth practice with the addition of Beatrice Puoti. She joins as a partner based in the firm's London office.

Beatrice's primary focus is on international tax, trusts and estate planning for UK and non-UK resident and domiciled clients. She has significant experience advising financial institutions and trustees on international trust and tax matters, and on the ownership, structuring and acquisition of UK and non-UK real estate. With deep experience advising on the laws of various European jurisdictions, Beatrice also specialises in cross-border estate planning issues, particularly dealing with the interaction of Roman Law and Common Law. She joins the firm from Burges Salmon, where she was a partner and head of the firm's private wealth sector.

"Continuing to grow our private wealth, private capital and funds capabilities aligns with our strategic objective to strengthen our key areas of focus," said Eifion Morris, chief executive, Stephenson Harwood. "Beatrice is the fifth lateral partner to join Stephenson Harwood's private wealth team in under two years, including Jonathan Conder who joined last year, further strengthening this area of focus – these appointments demonstrate our ongoing investment in this area. She's multiple award-winning, well known and highly regarded in the private wealth arena and, as well as bringing a wealth of expertise and knowledge, she also has first-hand experience of developing a cross-departmental practice, and of doing so with notable success: this spirit of collective entrepreneurialism is an ethos we share."

"With more than three decades of experience advising clients on private wealth matters, Beatrice brings a depth and breadth of skill that is rare to find," said Jenny McKeown, head of employment, pensions and private wealth, Stephenson Harwood. "Her strong European skillset complements that of existing partners and associates in the team and further bolsters the truly international reach of the firm's private client capabilities. Her recognised enthusiasm for supporting the careers of more junior lawyers will be an asset as we continue to develop and strengthen the practice."

The Stephenson Harwood multi-disciplinary global private wealth team advises individuals, their families, family offices, private banks and trustees on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters, with a particular focus on complex international structuring of their affairs, estates and assets, including family businesses and corporate structures.

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