21 April – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Allen & Overy has strengthened its global private client practice with the appointment of London-based associate Jennifer Chambers to the partnership, with effect from 1 May 2005. Jennifer has been an associate in the private client department since 1994 and is head of the Charity and Not-for-Profit Group, as well as being the primary adviser to some of the practice’s wealthiest and most high profile clients.
“We remain one of the only international firms with a dedicated private client practice,” said Guy Beringer, Senior Partner at Allen & Overy. “This very successful practice also uniquely allows Allen & Overy worldwide to draw on deep-rooted trusts, partnerships and not for profit expertise, all of which are areas of crucial importance to our corporate and finance practices.”
“I am delighted to see Jennifer rewarded for her outstanding contribution to our practice,” said Clare Maurice, head of the private client group. “A renowned private client practitioner, in 2002 Jennifer spearheaded the development of a charity practice that is today one of the most highly-regarded in the industry. Her broad experience has also allowed her to be an integral contributor to the varied and specialised private wealth work that our group undertakes.”
Jennifer has experience advising charities on a wide range of issues including United Kingdom taxation, the powers, duties and liabilities of charity trustees, the constitutions of charitable bodies, the powers of charities and funding arrangements for educational bodies. She has been involved with a number of complex partnership transactions and she manages an extensive private client practice advising UK domiciled and non domiciled individuals on UK taxation, estate planning matters and the creation of onshore and offshore trusts. She also advises professional trustees, individuals and families on a wide variety of trust matters affecting them.