Zac Jason Lucas
Registered Foreign Lawyer
Zac is head of our International Private Wealth practice, and has over 20 years post qualification private client experience with various international law firms based in Europe, Caribbean and Asia. Zac advises on all areas of international private client law, including cross border tax, trust, estate and succession planning.
Zac has particular expertise advising business families on governance and succession planning, and regularly acts as principal drafting and co-ordinating counsel for complex business family governance projects. Zac also advises on the creation of international family offices, working closely with prominent multi-family offices, private banks and trust companies to provide bespoke family office trust solutions. Zac also has extensive experience advising in relation to various international regulations, including the OECD Common Reporting Standard, OECD Mandatory Disclosure Rules, OECD BEPS Action 5 and various international beneficial ownership transparency and registration initiatives, including the EU DAC6 and AMLD5 as they apply to international private wealth structures. Zac lectures extensively in Asia, the Gulf and Europe and has created his own very popular legal media channel and podcast, Wealth Talks with Zac Lucas, which can be found at https://www.zaclucas.com.
Zac has also assisted various public bodies in relation to the practical implementation of various international transparency laws, and co-drafted amendments to the trust laws of the British Virgin Islands, including the Virgin Islands Special Trusts Act (VISTA).