Advising the Family Business Through Economic or Emotional Disruption

Grief, shock and the resulting shift in family and business dynamics could catalyze economic and emotional disruption within a family business. What can you do to prepare in advance or react after the event to try and minimise the impact of sudden death? How best can you help the family and the business deal with their loss, often in the full glare of publicity? Where does this leave the advisers and the family for the future?

Chris McKenzie, head of trusts and estate planning at BVI law firm O’Neal Webster, will speak about using trusts and other techniques to deal with the disruption caused by the death or incapacity of shareholders and directors of a private company at this November’s International Private Client Forum at Villa d’Este on Lake Como, Italy. Subjects covered include the process of gaining a grant of representation, the issues when a sole director or shareholder dies, and the succession of directorships.

Don’t hesitate to contact Chris if you need more information on this topic at

2-4 November 2017
Villa d’Este, Cernobbio
Lake Como, Italy


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