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  • Italian Tax and Estate Planning
  • Italian Probate
  • Italian Real Estate

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Why Choose Our Italian Probate Lawyers in the UK?

The Private Clients’ area of our Advisory Section is made up of an interdisciplinary team of professionals led by Avv. Riccardo Virga and is able to assist individuals in all wealth transfer transactions. The Team provides assistance in the following main areas:
1. Tax and Estate Planning: Setting up and planning an Estate carefully requires the assistance of a multidisciplinary team of professionals with an international background. The creation of a trust, for instance, involves a thorough analysis about the most favourable jurisdiction as well as the subsequent implications of the applicable law. The recent reforms in international trust and inheritance law regulate trusts more closely than in the past, especially when a trust is created by a will or under statute in connection with intestate succession. Our professionals keep a constant eye on changes in EU and Italian legislation and have been taking part in the debate triggered by EU Regulation 650/2012 on inheritance in the EU legal space. Our team also offers preliminary tax planning and our professionals assist individuals in the Relocation process, including the sale and purchase of property, long-term investments and wealth transfer “inter vivos”, in order to understand which solution may be more tax efficient.
2. Probate: The Firm offers full assistance in probate in its civil, administrative, tax and international legal aspects. Our professionals deal with the various issues arising after the opening of the succession, both testate and intestate, including the preliminary determination of the applicable law, the granting of probate, legal satisfaction of the outstanding creditors, securing the possession of the assets and all the related cross-border tax implications of an international probate. Sometimes probate includes assistance in trust matters, when the testator bequeaths their assets to a trust; our professionals may be appointed as executor or trustee, or appoint one, to manage the estate secured in trust. Our professionals advise professional trustees, executors and administrators, as well as High Net Worth individuals and charities, who are beneficiaries of domestic and foreign trusts.
3. Real Estate: The Firm has lawyers with considerable experience in the sale and purchase of private properties, investments and portfolios, developments and construction, and real estate financing. As a multilingual and multidisciplinary team, domestic and foreign clients benefit from our services, from construction, final unit sales and conveyancing to real estate investments, and project managing cross-border transactions, including re-sale. For clients wanting to develop their own land, our team provides assistance in development projects and sales or leases. Sales can also be completed by setting up joint ventures or other types of association. Our Real Estate professionals also collaborate with architects and other experts to provide developers, investors and purchasers with due diligence, estimates, surveys and market research. The Real Estate team works closely with the Litigation Team, who represent clients in disputes arising from real estate contracts, authorisation denial and administrative law issues together with the Tax advisory Team, and they work out practical and tax-efficient solutions suitable for all types of real estate transactions.

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