Our lawyers act for and advise private banks, high net worth individuals, lending financial institutions and both onshore and offshore trusts.

The flexible nature of a trust makes it a very useful tool in tax planning, asset preservation, buy-sell agreements for complex partnerships and multiple shareholdings in a company, and in the setting up of charities.

With the recent regulation of trust companies, our lawyers have assisted clients in the application to the regulator for trust company licenses as well as advised on the compliance issues facing the licensed trust company.

Goodwins provide customized services and solutions for our clients whilst effectively using trusts in various scenarios.


Family Office 

Our lawyers act for and advise high net worth individual clients and their families in the setting up of both single and multi-family offices. The setting up of a Family Office is a complex matter which will involve investment management, tax planning, estate and succession planning and philanthropic planning.

Here at Goodwins, we work closely with our Corporate Practice to ensure that the structuring of the Family Office will adhere to the relevant laws as well as achieve the clients’ goals and dreams. We also help clients navigate tax implications of their assets in various jurisdictions and ensure compliance with both international and local laws, through the assistance of our international counterparts at the International Lawyers Network (ILN).


Immigration-related Matters

Our lawyers act for and advise foreign clients in applying for Singapore citizenship or permanent residency status under the various schemes available in Singapore. We have advised on work pass issues for individuals seeking employment or looking to migrate to Singapore.

Here at Goodwins, we understand the complexities of immigration laws and policies in Singapore, and look forward to presenting a strong and compelling case for the approval of such applications for our clients.


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