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Tom is the Managing Director of the Rawlinson & Hunter office in Zurich. The Zurich office is principally involved in two main service areas, being the provision of professional trustees (along with all necessary accounting and supporting administration that requires), and dealing with UK tax advice and compliance to individuals and other trustees.
On the trustee side, Tom is the Resident Director of the Zurich Trust Company (R&H Trust Co. (Zurich) AG). Through that company, he acts as trustee for family clients, and also provides accounting and administrative support for other trustees and fiduciaries. The Zurich trust company is a fully operational independent trustee, which is authorised and licensed by FINMA (the Swiss Financial Markets Supervisory Authority) as a directly subordinated financial intermediary under the Anti-Money Laundering Act. The company is on the Zurich register of companies, and is run exclusively from Zurich.
On the tax side, Tom specialises in the provision of UK tax planning advice and complex UK tax compliance for individuals and trustees. This includes non-UK resident Trustees, UK resident individuals, non-UK residents, individuals considering moving to or leaving the UK, and the establishment of suitable asset holding structures, particularly for UK resident, foreign domiciliaries. Tom also has extensive experience of dealing with UK tax enquiries and investigations with HM Revenue & Customs. Tom has also advised on a large number of disclosures through the Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility, including negotiations with HM Revenue & Customs on technical aspects of the facility. All of the work on these cases is dealt with in the Zurich office, with data stored on our own servers in Zurich.
Tom joined Rawlinson & Hunter as a trainee in 1995 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser. He has remained with the firm ever since, moving to Zurich in August 2011. Tom also spent a year on secondment with Rawlinson & Hunter in Bermuda, dealing with the administration of non-UK resident trusts and reporting for hedge funds.
In his spare time, Tom enjoys sailing, watching cricket, and playing golf. Tom is married, with two young children.