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Opus Private in joint venture launch of new private client advisory

11 June 2014

Guernsey-headquartered fiduciary specialist Opus Private has announced the launch of a new independent, high-end private client advisory business.

Created in conjunction with London and New York law firm Mishcon de Reya, Mayfair Private has been created to meet the complex and specific needs of wealthy individuals, families and their private offices worldwide. The joint venture brings together leading legal, trust and family office professionals who will provide intelligent and discreet professional solutions.

Kevin Gold, Managing Partner at Mishcon de Reya, said: "Years of experience advising clients on their business and personal matters has helped us understand that families really are the most complex organisations in the world. We have a reputation of fiercely guarding our clients' interests through the specialist legal advice we provide but we have become increasingly aware of a gap in the wider service offering for them.

"It became clear that there was a pressing need for the family and private office-related services - that traditionally fall outside of the remit of a law firm - to be professionalised. Consolidating the specialist private experience of Mishcon de Reya and Opus Private to create Mayfair Private enables us to fulfil this need. Clients of Mayfair Private will also enjoy access to an exclusive network of best in class professionals who will help them to achieve their goals."

A single point of access for co-ordinating legal, fiduciary and family office services, Mayfair Private will offer family governance; family office advisory; wealth protection; philanthropic structuring; sourcing and protecting lifestyle assets; as well as bespoke concierge services. It will not be offering investment, asset, treasury or portfolio management services.

Shane Giles, Group Director and Founder of Opus Private, said: "Opus Private has worked with Mishcon de Reya for a number of years and it was clear that we shared the same values and passion for delivering intelligent and discreet professional solutions.

"The fact that a highly regarded legal firm such as Mishcon de Reya has decided to partner with a specialist business based in Guernsey is testament to the hard work of the Opus Private team and the reputation they have helped to build. We have steadily grown the family office services side of our business in recent years and this joint venture means we now have the necessary strength and depth to build it out globally, and need not proceed quite so gingerly."

Mayfair Private's specialist, impartial services will be available from offices in Guernsey, London and Dubai.

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