Marcél is a Private Capital & Trust lawyer in Walkers' Guernsey office and a member of the Walkers' Global Fintech Group. He advises on the set-up and use of Guernsey companies, trusts and foundations and has a particular interest in Employee Benefit Schemes as well as more unconventional trust type structures used in the digital space.
Having spent several years working in Hong Kong before joining Walkers, Marcél has experience in the use of structures for private wealth planning purposes assisting families with tax mitigation, asset protection and succession planning. In addition to and from a corporate trust perspective, he has advised several ListCos on the formation and use of Employee Benefit Schemes prior to an initial public offering.
With a keen interest in the digital economy, Marcél has assisted a number of decentralised autonomous organisations (DAOs) on how to utilise trust structures to bridge the gap between the digital and traditional economies whilst maintaining the integrity of decentralisation.
Marcél is a dual-qualified lawyer in South Africa and England & Wales with several years' experience working in Cape Town, Hong Kong and Guernsey.