Nick Jacob is a partner in Forsters’ Private Client department. He advises on sophisticated private wealth planning, putting together plans that provide for family succession, the protection of the family business, the avoidance of family disputes, and all aspects of international family governance. A significant amount of his work is for international families, with a particular focus on Southeast Asia, China, Russia, Switzerland, and the Channel Islands. He also specializes in UK taxation for individuals and trusts, and cross-border taxation co-ordination, and advises banks and trust companies on technical aspects and practical application of the Common Reporting Standard. Jacob lectures throughout the world on private wealth issues. He qualified as a solicitor in 1982 and has been classified in Who's Who as one of the world’s top ten private client practitioners.