Stephen Abletshauser

I help international clients, their families and businesses structure and manage their affairs correctly for the future. Above all, I solve issues for clients efficiently and discretely.

Stephen is a 16-year qualified Solicitor and Trust and Estate Practitioner. He has looked after private client legal matters for international high net worth individuals, families and entrepreneurs including advising on, setting up and acting as protector, director or fiduciary to trusts, funds and companies in 25 jurisdictions.

Prior to merging with Spencer West in September 2022, Stephen ran his own boutique legal, trust and corporate service firm for 14 years, and he sold the trust and corporate services elements of the Palladium Group in 2019. He also has specialist experience in relation to international/BVI trusts and corporate services, and he manages a Trust and Corporate Service firm in Barbados, Salt Trust Limited.

Stephen is triple-admitted to practice in the British Virgin Islands, Ireland and England & Wales, and has 20 years’ professional experience in the wealth structuring arena. He is the founder of Spencer West’s British Virgin Islands practice, drawing on his specialist expertise to represent the area’s typically high net worth individuals and their families from across the globe, as well as entrepreneurs and international companies.

His specialist expertise includes structuring for ultra-high net worth individuals in the estate planning, asset protection, cross-border, M&A, fund, corporate law, and private deal space.