Jeremy Arnold, a lawyer with a background in wealth planning who spent 11 years in the London office of the specialist international law firm Withers before moving to Barclays in 2006, has returned.
The British tax, trusts and wealth structuring lawyer had begun his career as an associate partner during his first stint at Withers, after being admitted to the bar of England and Wales in 1985. He was made a partner, but in 2006 left to join Barclays, to help it set up a new Wealth Advisory arm, and then moved on two years later to work as general counsel at Kedge Capital, subsequently rebranded as Waypoint Capital. Waypoint is described by Withers, in a statement announcing Arnold’s rejoining, as a diversified investment platform with investments in the UK, Europe and the US.
Arnold, who has been back at Withers for a few weeks, where he is again a partner, said he was struck by how different it is from the firm he left 10 years ago, observing that its “world-spanning office network now provides a platform for truly working with clients across their international interests”.
Withers was founded in London in 1896 by two brothers whose last name was Withers, and specialises in looking after individuals, particularly high-net-worth international clients. Today it has 18 offices, including seven in the US, one in the UK, and outposts in Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Australia and Dubai.