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Cross Border

Our services include:

  • US/UK Cross Border financial planning
  • Multi-Currency investing for British Expats
  • Pension planning for British Expats

Within the area of Cross Border financial advice, Edward specialises in dealing with US connected individuals ranging from globally mobile employees to high net worth individuals and families. They are generally British expats in the United States and American expats in the UK. Edward is qualified to advise on all areas of financial advice in the UK from Pension and Investments to Inheritance Tax Planning and Protection. He has also completed the US Investment Adviser (Series 65) qualification.

Edward is a firm believer that when financial advice is offered, it should be delivered in a ‘joined-up’ way with the right tax and legal experts being involved in the process where appropriate. An example of a common situation that Edward deals with is where a US connected client has a Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) in the UK, which is invested in Passive Foreign Investment Companies (PFIC’s). PFIC’s are very tax inefficient so the first step would be to speak with a UK/US Tax Adviser to establish whether any back taxes are owed. Once this has been resolved, Edward would look at what needs to be done to restructure the SIPP to make it compliant and then build this into a wider financial plan.

Cross Atlantic Business Solutions

US Finance / Operation Services

  • Identify timeline and budget for Expansion to US
  • Determine best way to hire US talent (employees)
  • Set up US Operations (bank account, entity, etc.)
  • Registrations and filings with states and tax jurisdictions
  • Sales tax guidance and filings
  • US Accounts implementation and maintenance
  • Strategic, Virtual Finance Director
  • Vetted referrals – Legal, HR, Insurance, Valuations, Stock options, etc.

Stefano Lucatello is the Senior Partner and Head of Kobalt Law LLP.

Stefano Lucatello qualified as a Solicitor in 1988. Languages and Law have always been a very important part of his  life and practising career as a Solicitor. Kobalt Law LLP is the culmination of many years of practise both in England and abroad.

Stefano combines his knowledge of English and foreign law to advise clients from around the world.

He practised in Gibraltar as international partner of a Leeds based practice, where he developed his skills in Offshore tax and trust law, advising High net worth individuals to protect their fortunes.

His background of commercial, property, sports and international law, allows him to work with his team members to provide clients with the fullest range of advice.

Over the years Stefano has appeared on television shows,

which featured  him as an overseas property law expert, working with the likes of Martin Roberts of “Homes under the Hammer”, Carry and David Grant of “Fame Academy”, Diana Moran “The Green Goddess”, Peter Purves of “Blue Peter”, and presenters of “A Place in the Sun” Channel 4’s foreign property show, Jasmine Harman and Johnnie Irvine. He has filmed abroad in the making of foreign property documentaries. Stefano regularly appears on expert panels at foreign property shows and contributes to foreign property magazines. Stefano’s extensive Sports Law knowledge has meant that he has advised famous Sports Personalities and teams, both on English and International Law matters. He also advises Sports Personalities on property investments abroad.
Stefano speaks Italian, French, Spanish and German.