German-English Estate Planning

We frequently advise clients from the UK in all matters connected with international estate planning, including, but not limited to:

  • Reviewing existing wills
  • Designing and drafting both English wills and German testaments
  • Structuring trusts to avoid or minimize German estate, inheritance or gift tax liabilities
  • Advising on the use of Joint Accounts and the appointment of successor beneficiaries to allow for the transfer of assets outside of probate
  • Advising on German inheritance tax and how it relates to UK IHT and
  • Preparing living wills and health care proxies for both England and Germany.