UK Tax Planning: The Changing Landscape

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UK Tax Planning: The Changing Landscape

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Simon Denton, Managing Director together with Laurence Lancaster, Qualified Barrister, and Global Head of Tax at Sovereign (UK) Ltd will speak on UK properties investment. They will be covering residential property investment and development, including updates of the recent legislative changes and planning tips. They will also be speaking about commercial property investment and the implications of the proposed 2019 legislation for existing structures and new acquisitions.

Non-UK domiciles who have lived in the UK for more than 15 tax years will now need to pay UK tax on foreign-sourced income and foreign gains. This new deemed UK domicile regime was introduced by the Finance Act 2017 (No 2). Join to hear from Simon and Laurence, who will explain how to determine domicile status, how these changes affect expats and structuring solutions available.


About the speakers

Simon has 30  years’ experience and expertise in the international private client tax planning, trustee, corporate services, fiduciary, pension trustee  and the market entry industry. 

His career started with The Consult Group in the Principality of Andorra before joining the Gibraltar offices, the sister  HQ of The Sovereign Group in 1990. As MD of Sovereign Trust in Gibraltar, he served 2 terms as Chairman of the Association of Trust & Company Managers and was a member of the Gibraltar Government Financial Sector Legislation Committee.

Simon has been a director of The Sovereign Group, was the Chairperson of the UK Chapter of The Offshore Institute, is still the Vice President of The Royal Society of Fellows, continues to be a member of The Institute of Management, is the founder and Chairman of International Professionals Association Ltd, is a regular lecturer and speaker at tax planning and financial services conventions throughout the world.


Specialising in the U.K. tax treatment of trusts and other structures, Laurence typically advises high net worth individuals on U.K. tax matters and planning strategies. He has particular expertise in the U.K. tax treatment of overseas pension schemes, UK property planning and domicile matters.

As well as advising private clients, he has a key role in devising and reviewing Group tax policy and developing tax structuring solutions for the Group.



Member $ 270.00 HKD
Non-Member $ 320.00 HKD
  • Reservations in advanced are required. Please consider your booking confirmed unless notified otherwise.
  • Ticket includes canapes and beverages.
  • Business Attire is required by the Hong Kong Club. No jeans or sports shoes.
  • Cancellations must be made in writing 24 hours prior to the event. No shows will be charged.
  • This event is closed to the media.
  • The event will be cancelled if the No.8 Typhoon signal or the Black Rain Storm warning is in force.
  • For further information please email
  • Please make cheques payable to: "The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong" & send it to Room 1201 Emperor Group Centre, 288 Hennessy Road, Hong Kong

UK Tax Planning: The Changing Landscape

Mon, January 22, 2018
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM

Laurence Lancaster, Barrister, Global Head of Tax, Sovereign (UK) Ltd


Simon Denton, Managing Director, Sovereign (UK) Ltd

Windsor Room, The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central. Hosted by Andrew Seaton
Contact Person:
Yammie Yuen
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