Cross-Border Finance

Choosing the right jurisdiction in which to bring financial claims on divorce can have a dramatic effect on the amount of the settlement. Our Family team can help you make the right decision.

“Forum shopping” is now a possible option for a greater number of people, where couples may be of different nationalities or spend periods of time in different jurisdictions.

Where there is a choice, our family lawyers are experts at quickly identifying the most favourable jurisdiction. In many cases it is essential to act very quickly in issuing divorce proceedings in the most favourable jurisdiction and we regularly succeed in jurisdiction races in order to secure the best advantage for our clients.

We advise a range of clients who have financial or business interests abroad, working closely with our highly developed and extensive network of international lawyers who are ready to help protect and promote our clients’ interests in foreign jurisdictions.

We have well-established connections with family lawyers on a transatlantic and pan-European basis in addition to detailed knowledge and expertise relating to issues concerning clients with links and interests in South Africa.

For a confidential, no-obligation call-back from one of our family lawyers, please email your contact details and a brief summary.