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Stephenson Harwood LLP

Private Wealth Law

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Stephenson Harwood has a dedicated private client practice that advises high net worth clients on complex domestic and international tax planning, residency, trusts, foundations and other wealth protection vehicles.

A source says: "Stephenson Harwood has a group of legal professionals of the highest calibre across various fields in the legal world that are relevant to the private wealth management territory." Another source enthuses: "They provide Canadian tax services, US tax services and trust consultation services. These three aspects are excellent." This source continues: "They are very professional; they have good language and client-facing skills."

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Kevin Lee assists with sophisticated cross-border taxation, estate planning, trust, charitable giving and succession planning matters for high net worth individuals and owners of closely held businesses. He is dual-qualified in Hong Kong and Canada. A source says: "Kevin Lee has very wide trust knowledge and is very well regarded in Hong Kong as one of the leading practitioners," while another interviewee comments that "he is very careful in presenting ideas and risks associated with each scenario, and coming up with mitigation measures and planning ideas."

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Overview

Stephenson Harwood supports private clients through a global private wealth team of 50 fee earners located in Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, London and Paris, advising clients under the laws of Hong Kong, PRC, Singapore, UK, UAE, France and Canada. Our Private Wealth team in Hong Kong is particularly known for providing comprehensive and up-to-date advice on trusts, estates, multi-jurisdictional tax and compliance issues, philanthropy and real estate in clear, understandable terms in English and Chinese. The Private Wealth team also works with our other teams to provide advice in wealth-related sectors such as private jets, super yachts, arts, immigration, and trust and family disputes. Support in these areas can be from our Greater China offices as well as other international offices to provide our clients with a one-stop shop service.

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Lee, Kevin (Head of Department)

Private Wealth Law

Stephenson Harwood LLP

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