Four at Saffery Champness Registered Fiduciaries named among Private Client Global Elite

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Four team members at Saffery Champness Registered Fiduciaries have been selected for Legal Week International’s Private Client Global Elite Directory (2022), including Director Mark Le Ray, Director Lisa Vizia, Executive Director (Saffery Champness Suisse S.A.) Andrew Everton, and General Counsel Ajay Wiltshire.

The Private Client Global Elite Directory is a highly respected international directory of the world’s top private client and trust and estates litigation talent, as well as rising stars within the industry. It recognises the importance of referrals and recommendations in the private client sector and, as such, each year it receives over 6,000 nominations which is narrowed down to just 250 individuals, as chosen by their peers within the industry.

Mark Le Ray has more than 25 years’ tax experience and deals with all aspects of Guernsey and UK tax, with a particular focus on the ever-increasing international tax complexities of economic substance, CRS and FATCA for trusts and companies.

Lisa Vizia heads up one of the firm’s family office teams which focuses on the Middle East, while she is also a member of the firm’s Cayman strategy team having been intrinsic to the launch of the Cayman Islands offering in 2021. Lisa has detailed understanding of Shari’a Law and the devolution of Middle Eastern Estates in conjunction with complex trust and company structures as well as extensive experience dealing with luxury assets and non-standard investments including Art, Antiquities, yachts and aircraft. This is the third year in a row that Lisa has been recommended for the Private Client Global Elite Directory.

Andrew Everton joined Saffery Champness in Geneva in 2015 and is an executive director of the Swiss office. He has responsibility for operational and risk matters of the Swiss business, along with overseeing contentious trust matters.

Ajay Wiltshire joined Saffery Champness in 2009 and is General Counsel to the Saffery Champness Guernsey office. In 2018, Ajay became Managing Director of the firm’s DIFC operation in Dubai and has since divided his time between Dubai and Guernsey. Ajay was previously recommended in the 2021 edition of the Private Client Global Elite.

Lisa Vizia, Director at Saffery Champness Registered Fiduciaries, said:

“On behalf my colleagues, I thank our friends, peers and contacts in the industry for recommending us to the Private Client Global Elite 2022. Relationships, with both our clients and the wide network of professional advisers we work with, are fundamental to our role as trustees and our inclusion in what is widely regarded as one of the best directories for those in the private client, trust and estates community is testament to those relationships which our teams nurture day to day and the excellent service experience our clients receive as a result.”