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  • Matthew Biles

    Matthew Biles
    Partner, London

    Wills & succession planning, Personal wealth, Charities & philanthropy, Tax & trusts

    T. +44 (0) 20 7518 0243
    matthewbiles@incegd.com

Matthew specialises in private wealth law matters, with a particular focus on providing easy to understand advice on UK inheritance tax, capital gains tax and income tax.

Matthew’s experience includes advising both UK nationals on their personal tax and succession affairs, and international individuals on UK matters including residence, domicile and remittance issues.

He also advises trustees of both UK and non-UK trusts, and has extensive experience of setting up and advising UK charities.

Matthew regularly writes on private wealth issues and furthermore is a member of STEP.

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Acting for the executors of the estate of a high profile public figure including dealing with issues such as valuing royalty payments and asserting rights over intellectual property.  Consequently advising the trustees of the charity to which the estate had been left, that had been created by the deceased during his lifetime, on the implementation of its charitable purposes.

Acting for the executors of the estate of a leading figure in the motorsport industry and dealing with a number of specialist issues connected to that industry.

Advising the trustees of a variety of high profile charities on their creation, registration with the Charity Commission and HMRC and the trustees’ ongoing duties under charity law.

Advising a UK tax resident, non-domiciled individual on a series on interconnected offshore trusts that held UK residential assets valued at over £30 million. The work involved the application of the complex transfer of assets abroad rules and capital gains tax matching legislation and reporting the relevant information to HMRC on my client’s behalf.  The client was assisted in successfully claiming the tax exemptions known as the “motive defences” and with the conclusion of a HMRC enquiry to the full satisfaction of the client. More recent work involved amending the structures to remain optimal in line with changing UK tax legislation.

Assisting a client with his proposed purchase of a Formula 1 race car for personal use. The deal required a multi-discipline team to co-ordinate their efforts and specifically required Matthew to advise on the tax implications of the purchase taking into account the client’s non-domiciled position, potential remittances to the UK and his intended plan to transport the vehicle around Europe racing the most famous circuits.

Advising a non-UK domiciled and resident individual who owned UK commercial properties on the succession planning options available to them in order to allow their children to benefit from those assets whilst maximising tax efficiency and retaining protection of the assets for those children from claims by third parties.

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MY PRIMARY FOCUS IS TO RELIEVE SOME OF THE STRESS AND OTHER BURDENS THAT MODERN LIFE PLACES ON OUR CLIENTS BY PROVIDING SWIFT AND SUCCINCT ADVICE AND ACTION.

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Wills & succession planning, Personal wealth, Charities & philanthropy, Tax & trusts