INTERNATIONAL ESTATE SERVICES
Welcome to our range of international estate services that we provide to executors, administrators, beneficiaries and families throughout the world. Whether you are responsible for dealing with foreign assets or an individual with international affairs planning for the future, we are here to help you.
INTERNATIONAL ESTATE ADMINISTRATION
If you are the executor or an administrator of an estate, you may be faced with the challenge of administering a foreign asset. We are here to help you navigate the foreign legal requirements.
RESEALING FOREIGN GRANTS OF PROBATE
If an asset is located in England or Wales and you hold a grant of probate (or the equivalent) from a Commonwealth country, then we can assist with the reseal application in England and Wales.
If you are based abroad and have assets located in the British Isles, you may recognise the advantages of a having a separate Will, also known as an, “offshore Will” or “international Will”, we can help you prepare an international Will.
USA & CANADA – ASSET ADMINISTRATION
If you are administering an estate with North American assets, you can expect to encounter complicated procedures in both the USA and Canada. We are here to help with procedures that can often be complex including US estate tax reporting obligations.
MEDALLION SIGNATURE GUARANTEE
If you require a medallion signature guarantee (also referred to as medallion guarantees, signatures or stamps), we can help. Our firm was the first law firm outside of the US to be enrolled as a provider of medallions.
USA & CANADA – SHARE ADMINISTRATION
If you require assistance with administering shares located in the USA or Canada, our firm has decades of experience in this area and we would be delighted to assist. One of our key specialisms is applying for federal transfer certificates.
JERSEY, GUERNSEY & THE ISLE OF MAN
If you are dealing with an estate that has assets located in the islands of Jersey, Guernsey or the Isle of Man, you may find that a separate probate application is required to administer those assets.
AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
For executors based in Australia or New Zealand, we are here to help you navigate the administration of assets located in the British Isles, USA, Canada and beyond.
UNCLAIMED PROPERTY AND ASSETS
Our international team is experienced in submitting claims to US State Departments to claim escheated assets and we would be delighted to assist you with the process.
EUROPEAN SUCCESSION REGULATION
The European Succession Regulation has changed the way that cross-border estates are dealt with in Europe and provides new planning opportunities for clients with assets in the EU.
Notaries can play an important role in facilitating the administration of estates that have foreign assets. If you require a notary, please feel free to contact us to see how we can assist you.