Ali works with experts across the firm to serve family businesses. These organisations fascinate Ali because of the combination of complex tax and structuring law, and family dynamics, set within a commercial context. As well as advising on family businesses in the UK, Ali has advised on a multi-jurisdictional structure with a well-known European trading company worth c£1bn, whose trustees were looking to export a Liechtenstein Foundation and its underlying corporate structure. Simultaneously Ali was advising on the patriarch and CEO's succession plans. He was particularly focused on inculcating a strong work ethic in his children, and on the effect of a family divorce on the structure.