Russell Cohen


Russell Cohen

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  • Chambers UK, 2016
  • Legal 500, 2015


Slaughter and May 1998 to 2000; Lawrence Graham LLP 2000 to March 2007; Farrer & Co 2007 to present


St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge


Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

He has got this lovely combination of being highly intelligent and focused, but also completely personable.                                 

Chambers Directory 2017

Russell advises on tax planning, estate planning and trust structuring, often where there is an international dimension.  He frequently lectures, chairs and presents seminars on trust, tax and family governance matters.  He is also responsible for the Firm’s immigration practice.

What the Legal Directories say

Russell is recommended as a leading practitioner by Spears, Legal 500 and Chambers.  He is named in the Citywealth Leaders List and Legal Week Elite 100 International Advisers.

"London's top accountants and tax lawyers have only good words for Cohen …  He deftly combines extensive knowledge with a great sense of humour which instantly puts clients at ease."  (Spears Top Ten Tax Lawyers, 2015)

Russell Cohen is a "standout" and a "very good technical lawyer". Chambers High Net Worth Guide

"He's delightful to deal with and makes complex things much easier to understand." Chambers High Net Worth Guide

Russell Cohen is "noted for his excellent client care skills."  Chambers

Russell Cohen "combines technical ability, a sense of humour and a practical approach."  Legal 500

The "absolutely excellent" Russell Cohen "is delightful to deal with and makes complex things much easier to understand."  Chambers  

Who we help

Russell’s clients include international families, offshore trustees and private banks.

He advises on tax issues (including the Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility), trust structuring and on cross-border succession planning.

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