Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co (WLG) partner Anthony Thompson has been named as one of eprivateclient’s Top 50 Most Influential 2016.

The 50 Most Influential is designed to identify, recognise, promote and introduce the leading practitioners of the private client profession.

The list comprises individuals known for providing the best possible advice and service for clients and to driving innovation in the way the needs of wealthy individuals are met.

Anthony, who leads WLG ’s private capital practice, has 25 years’ experience advising international high net worth individuals on wealth protection and estate planning.

He said: “I’m delighted to have again been named in eprivateclient’s Top 50. It’s a well-respected publication and the other individuals named are very talented, so it’s flattering to appear alongside them.”

The 50 Most Influential involves an open call for nominations for those private client practitioners based in the UK and UK offshore who have had a real impact on their profession.

In September 2015 senior associates Katie Coles and Alistair Robertson were named ineprivateclient’s Top 35 under 35 , and Alastair Glover, principal associate in Dubai, was named the2015 Rising Star at the WealthBriefing GCC Region Awards .

WLG ’s eight-partner private capital practice advises the world’s wealthiest families and the banks and offshore trusts which work with them. With experts working across the firm’s offices in London, Singapore, Monaco and Dubai, it has a truly international client base including over 40 of the world’s billionaires.

On 8 July WLG announced that it will combine with leading Canadian law firm Gowlings, to create Gowling WLG , effective mid-January 2016.