Paul Butel

Managing Director - Private Client

Paul has over 25 years' experience in trust and company administration for private and corporate clients, having joined in 2005 and been promoted to Managing Director of Private Wealth Management in 2011. He was previously global head of risk management for the trust division of an international banking group and in that role dealt with the development of trust business within various key trust jurisdictions.

He is responsible for a diverse team administering structures holding significant investment, real property and business interests for families and individuals. Alongside more traditional trust and company structures, Paul also has experience of setting up managed trust companies, private trust companies and foundations for clients from the United Kingdom, Middle East, Latin America and Russia.

Paul is fluent in French and Spanish.

Paul has been acknowledged in the "Honours List" in the "Leading Trustee" category in the Citywealth Leaders List between the years of 2012-15 and 2017, and as a "Prominent Figure" in the "Leading Trustees" category in the 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012 Citywealth Leaders List.

  • Society of Trust¬†and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (FCIS)
Areas of expertise
  • Leadership Team
  • Private Client
  • Paul has been acknowledged in the "Honours List" in the "Leading Trustee" category in the 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012 Citywealth Leaders List"


Family governance in the UAE - DIFC Foundations
2018 | 06 Nov 2018

In March 2018 the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) introduced the Foundations Law DIFC Law No. 3 of 2018, for the establishment of foundations in the DIFC.

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Ocorian shortlisted for 'Trust Company (large firm)' and 'Multi-Family Office' of the Year
2018 | 06 Aug 2018

Ocorian are thrilled to announce that our Private Client team have been shortlisted for the prestigious STEP Private Client Awards 2018/19 in the 'Trust Company (large firm)' and 'Multi-Family Office' categories.

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Ocorian launches a dedicated Protector Services offering
2017 | 06 Jul 2017

As a result of increasing demand from clients and advisers, Ocorian has incorporated a dedicated company whose sole focus is the provision of protector and enforcer services.

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Ocorian shortlisted for two STEP Private Client Awards 2017/18
2017 | 16 Jun 2017

Ocorian's Private Client team shortlisted for two 2017/18 STEP Private Client Awards: Trust Company of the Year (large firm) and Multi-Family Office Team of the Year

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Ocorian receives Top Trust Companies Accolade
2017 | 23 May 2017

Ocorian is pleased to have been named amongst the top tier recipients of 2017 eprivateclient Top Trust companies.

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Jersey Foundations: How are they being used?
Publications | 01 Nov 2015

The Jersey foundation was introduced in July 2009 as a new form of incorporated vehicle. From the beginning, three broad categories of use for the Jersey foundation - for succession planning, as orphan structures for specified purposes, and for philanthropy...

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Foundations: Migrating to Jersey
Publications | 01 Apr 2015

The Foundations (Jersey) Law 2009 (the "Law") allows for the establishment of Jersey foundations, and adds significantly to the structuring opportunities available to clients selecting Jersey as a jurisdiction for private wealth management purposes.

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Jersey Foundations
Publications | 01 Apr 2015

The Foundations (Jersey) Law 2009 (the "Law") allows for the incorporation of Jersey foundations. A Jersey foundation is an incorporated body, able to transact, and to sue and be sued, in its own name. It acts through its council, which is the body charged ...

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Non-charitable purpose trusts
Publications | 01 Feb 2015

Non-charitable purpose trusts are expressly provided for by the Trusts (Jersey) Law 1984 as amended (the "Trusts Law"). Whilst the Trusts Law provides that a trust will be invalid to the extent that "it is created for a purpose in relation to which there is...

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Jersey Trusts
Publications | 01 Feb 2014

A "trust" is a legal arrangement which exists in many jurisdictions when one person (a "trustee") owns assets not for his own use and benefit but for the benefit of others (the "beneficiaries"). It is normal, but not essential, for a trust to be constituted...

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