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Could you please explain more what is going on?
There is nothing against someone opting to receive gold in lieu of a an equivalent monetary amount, so there is nothing illegal about that.
However, you need to be very careful and appoint your own reputable law firm to advise you in connection with the transaction. For instance, you should not pay the commission before you have received the £2.5m for your shares. This all needs to be properly documented.
You also need to be clear about where you will buy the gold from and at what price.
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As long as the consideration and commission are clearly documented by way of written agreements, you would not be aiding or abetting a crime as it would be a civil matter.
It is up to the individual concerned to declare the gold in his tax returns. How someone manages their tax affairs is their problem, not yours.
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