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North American Assets and Administration

It is increasingly common to find assets that originate from the USA or Canada when dealing with the administration of a person’s estate. This is often due to changes in the corporate world, such as mergers or takeovers. For example, a UK investor who bought shares in Cadbury before 2010, might now have financial interests in Dr Pepper, Kraft and Mondelēz International, following a series of company buyouts.

Our international team are experts on all aspects of North American and Canadian probate law and can provide all the advice and guidance you need when dealing with these assets.

As many people tell us they find it difficult to navigate these probate procedures, which often seem overly rigid and complex for non-residents of either country, we have also prepared some handy guides to explain the key issues and answer frequently asked questions.

If you can’t find the information that you need in the documents below, or if you need more detailed advice, then please get in touch – we’d be happy to help.

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