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Dominic Lawton-Smith

Director

Specialism: Trustees Corporate Trustees, Private Client Trustees

Company: Crestbridge

Location: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Citywealth rating

4.583335
Average: 4.6 (6 votes)
Fee Level:
4.5
Average: 4.5 (6 votes)
Quality of Advice
4.5
Average: 4.5 (6 votes)
Communications Skills
4.666665
Average: 4.7 (6 votes)
Interpersonal Skills
4.666665
Average: 4.7 (6 votes)
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Institutional client review:

With Dominic Lawton-Smith’s excellent communication skills, our clients are able to receive the personalized investment management services we’ve come to expect from JP Integra. We understand that trustees are always of vital importance in a trust since they will be in a position of considerable influence, and during our work with JP Integra, Dominic has proved himself as trustworthy and a professional who will also follow the spirit of the clients’ instructions. We’ve been impressed by Dominic’s ability to act in the best interest of the clients, especially in sophisticated matters.

Elizabeth Yang    Samuel L.C. Yang & Co   
14 Sep 2018

Peer review:

I have worked with Dominic on a range of private client matters; he goes the extra distance to work with other advisors and help get the best outcome for the family. He is trusted by clients to keep their investment and family goals in mind. Dominic has a large network of other service providers internationally to draw upon if needed and is a valued support to family counsel for the client in the establishment phase and trusted fiduciary director in the long term.

10 Sep 2018

Institutional client review:

Mr. Lawton-Smith's knowledge is unsurpassed and provides exceptional service. Would highly recommend him to anyone looking at this area and sector.

10 Sep 2018

Peer review:

Dominic understands how to deliver solutions for clients taking the best of trusts, funds and companies in a range of jurisdictions. Dominic empowers clients to achieve their international estate planning and investment goals in the long term. He has a rare combination of knowledge spanning finance, law, family business and private equity style investment in a full range of sectors. It is always a pleasure to work with him. He is a great fit for families with international business interests seeking a trusted person they can rely on.

10 Sep 2018

Peer review:

Dominic is a responsive, knowledgeable, engaging, and highly skilled professional who I would not hesitate to recommend to those in the private client and private equity fields. It is always a pleasure to work with him.

06 Apr 2018

Peer review:

Dominic Lawton-Smith provides a depth of technical understanding that is lacking in many other trust companies, allowing JP Integra to add value on the more complicated new projects and particularly on those projects where underlying trading companies are involved.

15 Feb 2018

Peer review:

Dominic Lawton-Smith is an exceptional advisor and a very knowledgeable and skilled private client professional. I have worked with Dominic and JP Integra team on a complex trust matter, and they have been nothing short of excellent. Dominic provided invaluable guidance throughout the process, was consistently available to answer any questions and ensured smooth and timely completion of the project. I am always looking forward to working with Dominic and JP Integra team.

13 Feb 2018

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Average client size: Over £25 million

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Number of offices globally: 1-5

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Institutional client review:

With Dominic Lawton-Smith’s excellent communication skills, our clients are able to receive the personalized investment management services we’ve come to expect from JP Integra. We understand that trustees are always of vital importance in a trust since they will be in a position of considerable influence, and during our work with JP Integra, Dominic has proved himself as trustworthy and a professional who will also follow the spirit of the clients’ instructions. We’ve been impressed by Dominic’s ability to act in the best interest of the clients, especially in sophisticated matters.

Elizabeth Yang    Samuel L.C. Yang & Co   
14 Sep 2018

Peer review:

I have worked with Dominic on a range of private client matters; he goes the extra distance to work with other advisors and help get the best outcome for the family. He is trusted by clients to keep their investment and family goals in mind. Dominic has a large network of other service providers internationally to draw upon if needed and is a valued support to family counsel for the client in the establishment phase and trusted fiduciary director in the long term.

10 Sep 2018

Institutional client review:

Mr. Lawton-Smith's knowledge is unsurpassed and provides exceptional service. Would highly recommend him to anyone looking at this area and sector.

10 Sep 2018

Peer review:

Dominic understands how to deliver solutions for clients taking the best of trusts, funds and companies in a range of jurisdictions. Dominic empowers clients to achieve their international estate planning and investment goals in the long term. He has a rare combination of knowledge spanning finance, law, family business and private equity style investment in a full range of sectors. It is always a pleasure to work with him. He is a great fit for families with international business interests seeking a trusted person they can rely on.

10 Sep 2018

Peer review:

Dominic is a responsive, knowledgeable, engaging, and highly skilled professional who I would not hesitate to recommend to those in the private client and private equity fields. It is always a pleasure to work with him.

06 Apr 2018

Peer review:

Dominic Lawton-Smith provides a depth of technical understanding that is lacking in many other trust companies, allowing JP Integra to add value on the more complicated new projects and particularly on those projects where underlying trading companies are involved.

15 Feb 2018

Peer review:

Dominic Lawton-Smith is an exceptional advisor and a very knowledgeable and skilled private client professional. I have worked with Dominic and JP Integra team on a complex trust matter, and they have been nothing short of excellent. Dominic provided invaluable guidance throughout the process, was consistently available to answer any questions and ensured smooth and timely completion of the project. I am always looking forward to working with Dominic and JP Integra team.

13 Feb 2018

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Establishing a Cayman Island-based company within six weeks of being instructed

In a recent case, we assisted a HNWI to transfer his successful and long-established business to the Cayman Islands for estate planning, operational and asset protection purposes.  New entities were established under a Cayman STAR Trust for a purpose in perpetuity with JP Integra acting as trustee. The settlor also agreed to appoint an additional director (provided by JP Integra) to the board of the newly formed Cayman Company.

The new director is an experienced accountant and trust administrator and has a substantial role in the operations of the business.  At company level, in addition to providing a director to serve on the board of the company, work as an accountant and perform an administrative role, JP Integra assists a long-serving director of the client’s business to continue in his role in the business while living and working in the Cayman Islands.

 

The JP Integra Private Client team managed the process to establish the company, arrange for key contractual agreements to be drafted or redrafted to Cayman Law, open bank accounts with a prime bank in the Cayman Islands and liaise with a top tier Cayman law firm in respect of the preparation of the trust deed, all within six weeks of being instructed. The service from the JP Integra Private Client team enabled the client to complete the complete relocation of assets and liabilities of the original company.  The work involved the project management of complex, multi-faceted legal work on a tight deadline and, in so doing, protected the client’s business, reduced costs and, working with the flexible enforcer provisions of the STAR trust regime, assisted the settlor to appoint an enforcer so that the interests of the settlor’s family are protected and compliant in the long term.