Alastair Glover has recently joined the law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP as a partner, strengthening their private wealth practice. He is based in the firm’s Dubai office. With over 15 years of experience, Alastair specializes in providing advice to high-net worth individuals, families, family offices, and trustees on matters related to global estate planning and tax-efficient investment structures. He holds a prestigious ranking of Band 1 in Chambers High Net Worth and also serves as the technical director of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP) Arabia.

According to Rania Tadros, the managing partner of Stephenson Harwood’s Dubai office, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is positioning itself as a significant global hub for private wealth and family offices. Alastair’s arrival is expected to strengthen the firm’s presence in the region and help them seize opportunities in the growing private wealth sector.

Jenny McKeown, partner and practice group leader for the firm’s employment, pensions, immigration, and private wealth practice, emphasized the firm’s commitment to the Middle East as a crucial part of its global strategy. She noted that Alastair’s regional expertise and extensive network will contribute to the expansion of the firm’s international private wealth offerings.

The Stephenson Harwood private wealth team is known for its multi-disciplinary approach, providing advice on various contentious and non-contentious matters related to private wealth. Their focus includes complex international structuring, particularly in cases involving family businesses or corporate structures.