Private Client

We specialise in advising high net worth individuals, their families and the owners of closely held businesses on the things that matter – discretion, succession and progression. Our Private Client Practice focuses on acting in our clients’ long-term interests and paying careful attention to quality and personal service.

The ability to provide expert and pragmatic advice to our individual clients and their families requires us to immerse ourselves in their affairs. No world-class provider has chosen to make itself as accessible to the private client community as we have done, globally. We are able to provide expert pro-active, pre-emptive and pragmatic counseling to our clients. GLS Law frequently act as, or in support of, the private office function - which exists to provide a tailored support function to the specific needs of our individual clients and their families. We take our role very seriously. We effectively serve as your legal samurai to help protect your wealth, steer you clear of risk and controversy and create value in your business dealings – making them better, faster, cheaper and safer. Fortunately, at GLS, you don’t need to be the Rothschild’s in order to enjoy the support of our Private Client service. We are able to offer the protections and benefits of the private client experience to a far wider range of successful families and business with unique concerns, sensitivities and objectives.


  • Wills & Probate
  • Business Succession
  • Asset Protection
  • Integrated Tax, Trusts & Estate and Wealth Planning
  • Philanthropy


  • Immigration
  • Real Estate
  • Estate Litigation
  • Family Succession Planning
  • Tax Exempt Organisations


  • Corporate & Commercial Support
  • Asset Protection
  • Fiduciary Obligations
  • Estate and Administration Planning

Simon Bryan

Managing Director / Partner - GLS Law Firm

UAE / Singapore

+971 (0)4 333 1002

Indicative Experience

Australia: Acted for a charitable entity in winding up in accordance with their constitution and the corporations law, meeting protocol and board advice.

France: Represented a healthcare practitioner in relation to a dispute brought by his patient.

UK: Represented a private client in relation to a claim brought for debt collection.

UK: Represented a private client in relation to a claim brought for debt collection, and an application of a foreign judgment.

India: Advised an pre-K education company in relation to its incorporation, structuring and standardisation of contracts.