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  • Estate planning

    We advise on estate planning particularly in the UAE for UK and other Expats whether temporarily or permanently resident outside their countries of origin.

    We act in conjunction with several correspondents worldwide to ensure that the personal legal and tax positions of our clients is protected for the current and the next generation.


    We advise on all aspects relating to succession including wills and probate as well as advice on the effect of the estate, rights and charges and how these affect the beneficiaries whether pursuant to a will or otherwise.

    In the UAE, we are able to advise on aspects of Sharia Law that may affect succession. We work with Muslim and non-Muslim Clients alike in terms of corporate governance and family constitutions.

    Probate & Inheritance

    Having been established for over 27 years, Trench & Associates DMCC is the top Firm in respect of handling Probate and Inheritance matters. In 2016 alone, we have handled over 12 inheritance cases in Dubai and Abu Dhabi Sharia Courts. In the first quarter of 2017 we are handling 4 probate matters at the DIFC Courts.

    Offshore Tax Efficient Structures

    We advise high net worth individuals in restructuring their private property ownership in ways that allow them to benefit certain beneficiaries under trusts or other structures using offshore tax efficient models.

    We provide such advice with the assistance of correspondents in various offshore jurisdictions to obtain the most up to date and highest level of advice.