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Some Questions and Statements of clients UCHI assisted during the past two decades? 


International Estate Planning:

  • How do assets and beneficiaries in different countries affect my Estate Planning?

  • Will they be able to receive their inheritance if my children will not be returning to my home country?

  • What is SITUS tax?

  • What is met by Forced Heirship?

  • Can my estate be taxed more than once, is there such thing as double death duties?

  • Will my Estate pay death taxes in other countries?

  • I have already transferred my assets into my kids’ names?

  • New Asset acquisitions Local or Foreign, what is the best structure?

  • Structures older than 5 years requiring review due to legislative and regulatory changes 

  • How do capital and wealth taxes affect my estate?

  • What happens to the property/share/business of dad/mom/gran/grandad in a foreign country?

  • Estate stuck in Limbo because of bad structuring.

  • Existing Partial structures leaving incomplete strategies

  • How will relocating to a different country impact my estate planning?

  • How will my incapacity affect my estate planning strategy?

  • How will my incapacity affect my asset protection strategy? Did you plan for your incapacity? Will your structure look after you when you can not?

  • How will this transaction/deal affect my estate plan?

  • I have a Will in all countries, but is that enough?

  • They do not charge death taxes in ……….

  • What is the best structure to invest in Africa/…….?

  • I do not want to rule from the grave but,……….


Asset Protection

  • New Asset acquisitions Local or Foreign, what is the best structure?

  • Structures older than 5 years requiring review due to legislative and regulatory changes

  • Is it suitable to keep International Assets in a personal name?

  • Will the closure of one business have an impact on my other activities?

  • Will the closure of one business have an impact on my other assets?

  • Will the closure of one business have an impact on my wife’s assets?

  • Do you have Structures in vulnerable jurisdictions?

  • Do you have Assets in vulnerable territories?

  • Do you have Assets in vulnerable banks?

  • How will my pending divorce/business closure/business partner fallout affect my assets/strategy?

  • How will my incapacity affect my asset protection strategy? Did you plan for your incapacity? Will your structure look after you when you can not?

  • When is the best time to plan?

  • What is the best structure to protect my assets?

  • I did it my self

  • How will this transaction/deal affect my other assets if the wheels fall off?

  • What do you mean to separate assets for assets?

  • What do you mean that “ “we need to discuss the extent of separation of assets from assets?”


International Tax Planning?

  • Can I own a business in a foreign country?

  • What is Effective Management?

  • Will my offshore trust be taxed in my home country?

  • Will my offshore company be taxed in my home country?

  • Is it possible to own a company in one country that is doing business in other countries?

  • I am relocating to country X. What do I need to put in place?

  • Business expanding into new territory/ies

  • Can separate divisions of business be registered or operated from different countries?

  • How do I expand my business into country x?

  • What are CRS and AEOI?

  • Do country x report my holding to my local revenue services?

  • How do I structure the forthcoming Business closure

  • What is the impact of remote management structures e.g., COVID 19?

  • What SPV to use in Mergers and Acquisitions?

  • What will be the consequence to the stakeholders after a Merger and Acquisition?

  • What is the best structure for commodity trading desk/Import and export desk?

  • What is the best structure to act of recipient for funding my project?

  • I need a tax-efficient structure that does not break any laws?

  • Do I have a tax-efficient structure, or do we waste tax?

  • What is the best structure to invest in Africa/…….?


Family Governance:

  • How do I ensure that my assets will be protected for generations to some?

  • How do I structure my businesses to benefit future generations?

  • What if family governance?

  • What is a family constitution?

  • How will family governance benefit our family business? 

  • My kids/family members are relocating; how will it affect my family structures?

  • Do I have enough assets/money for a family office?

  • What is a family office?

  • What is a Private Trust Company?

  • Which generation is most likely to destroy family wealth?

  • Is it wise to cast a family governance structure in stone?

  • I do not want to rule from the grave but,……….

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