Private Client News
Blake Morgan is merging with London-based firm Piper Smith Watton, nearly a year after the merger of Blake Lapthorn with Morgan Cole.
High net worth family firm Vardags has signed a joint venture collaboration with Dubai firm Trench & Associates in order to break into the valuable United Arab Emirates (UAE) market.
It’s early days, but one clear trend to emerge so far in 2015 is that Singapore is the place to be.
Withers has agreed a formal alliance with Singapore-based firm Khattar Wong as part of its strategy to expand in Asia.
Osborne Clarke has hired two new private client partners in a bid to re-launch its private client offering, which it previously scrapped in late 2013.
Bircham Dyson Bell (BDB) has announced the hire of Pinsent Masons’ former head of private wealth Karl Woolley as a partner.
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