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Hong Kong is the most important international financial centre after New York and London, and the largest international private wealth management hub in Asia.
Many of the world’s leading creators and owners of private wealth are from the region.
We work with a diverse range of clients from high net worth individuals and families, family offices, wealth managers and charities to listed companies, banks, and financial institutions in the region and across the world. Our key focus is to ensure we deliver sophisticated yet practical solutions to achieve your personal and business objectives.
Our expertise covers a range of trust, international tax planning and corporate issues. These include succession and estate planning, family office structuring and operations, charities and philanthropy, Hong Kong, UK and Canadian tax, mergers and acquisitions, as well as strategic alliances. We deal with disputes arising out of trusts, wills, estate administration, family business arrangements, property, shareholdings, business partnership and corporate related matters. We have also expanded our offering recently with the additional of both local and international real estate capabilities to the office. Our partner-led team delivers a wealth of experience in relation to commercial property transactions.
Our team in Hong Kong is qualified to practise law in a wide-range of locations including Hong Kong, England and Wales, Canada, and the British Virgin Islands. Our team is also multilingual and speaks English, French, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Bahasa Malaysia. Our lawyers have consistently been recognised as leading practitioners in the fields in industry directories, including Chambers Asia Pacific, Chambers High Net Worth, Asia Pacific Legal 500, Citywealth and Legal Week.
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP’s branch office in Hong Kong is a limited liability partnership established under the Hong Kong Legal Practitioners Ordinance with the name Charles Russell Speechlys LLP. Each of our offices provides a gateway to our whole firm connecting you with the best advisers and serving your cross-border legal needs from our 11 offices across the UK, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
For more information please contact Simon Green.
Our aim is to enable you to make the most of your wealth now and in the future. We will support you to ensure a smooth succession, not just of family assets, but of the values which brought you wealth in the first place.
With a full service legal team, our advice is offered in the context of your succession planning, your marriage, your family life and values, your property and your assets. We are deeply embedded in the world of private wealth, advising private banks, trust companies and family offices.
We are here to help you with:
- Estate planning and succession
- Wills and inheritance
- Trust establishment, administration and restructuring
- Charities and philanthropy
- Matrimonial and family law
- Immigration law
- Personal tax and asset planning
- UK taxes and compliance
- International tax and trust planning
- Family office structuring and operations
- Pre-IPO and post-IPO trust planning
- Probate and estate administration
- Property (local and international)
- Reputation management
- Trust and estate litigation
- Business planning
- Art and luxury
Disputes and Regulatory
Our Hong Kong practice is part of our 150+ strong litigation team which acts for multinational corporations, major companies, governments, regulatory bodies, trust companies and high net worth individuals in resolving complex, high-value commercial disputes.
We will work quickly to get to the heart of your issue take the initiative and innovate where it is needed. We know that off-the-shelf is off the table, so we draw on our experience with a range of clients to bring you tailored, strategic and pragmatic advice. It is simple. We are driven to achieve a successful outcome for every client – every time and whatever it takes.
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We deliver a comprehensive range of property related services both locally and internationally to a range of clients including occupiers, corporates, major investors, developers, government entities and high-profile families and individuals across Hong Kong and the wider Asia region.
We offer advice that spans the property asset life-cycle – from the development stage to the point of sale. We will dig deep into your portfolio to help you realise its full value – tackling changing regulations or corporate structures. When it comes to disputes, we can call in the experience of our local team to minimise disruption and maximise net recovery – so that you can get on to the next challenge.
In addition, we have extensive experience of advising you in relation to investing into both commercial and residential property in the UK.
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Wherever you are in your business growth story, you will not be doing it alone as you go forward. We help start-ups find the right financial structure, connect with funding markets and prepare for the next stage of growth. We give fast-growing companies responsive advice that lets you scale-up, develop brands, build market share and attract new investment.
We act as a partner to established multi-nationals who need full-service legal support to operate across multiple jurisdictions.
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Meet the team
International Partner (England & Wales and British Virgin Islands)
Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency, Dispute Resolution
Record success for Charles Russell Speechlys’ Private Wealth practice in Chambers HNW 2021 directory
We are delighted to have once again been recognised as a leader in our field in the Chambers High Net Worth 2021 Guide.
Charles Russell Speechlys Partners recognised in Doyle's Leading Estates, Probate & Succession Litigation Lawyers 2021 list
Jeffrey Lee and Ray Ng have been recognised in Doyle's list of Leading Estates, Probate & Succession Litigation Lawyers in Hong Kong.
Recent Trends In Firewall Legislation: BVI, Bermuda And Gibraltar
Asian Legal Business, Hubbis and eprivateclient report on the firm's expansion in Hong Kong
The firm's Hong Kong office continues to expand with the relocation of Real Estate Partner Simon Green to lead the firm’s focus in Asia.
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP continues Hong Kong growth with the relocation of Real Estate Partner
We are delighted to continue the growth of our Hong Kong offering with the relocation of Simon Green to lead the firm’s focus in Asia.
Jeffrey Lee, Jessica Leung and Jessica Chow featured in Legal 500's Hong Kong Private Client Q&A
The Q&A provides an overview of Private Client laws and regulations applicable in Hong Kong.
Jeffrey Lee, Jessica Leung and Jessica Chow write for the ICLG chapter on Hong Kong's private client laws and regulations
The team have contributed to ICLG's cross-border insight into private client work.
Our international expansion and four new partners across four offices picked up by the press
Charles Russell Speechlys launches as Hong Kong firm and welcomes litigator Ray Ng
Charles Russell Speechlys is launching as a Hong Kong law firm today and welcoming experienced litigator Ray Ng to the team.
Charles Russell Speechlys continues international expansion with the hire of four new partners
We are delighted to announce the hire of four new partners across four of our offices.
Charles Russell Speechlys launches new Hong Kong firm
On 1 December 2020, the firm will cease to be a Foreign Registered Law Firm in Hong Kong and will become registered as a Hong Kong firm.
Buying residential property in England
There are two common forms of ownership of property in England: freehold and leasehold.
UK Property Market Update – 13 May 2020
As countries around the world are easing their lock-down restrictions, the housing market is re-starting in England.
International Women’s Day 2020 – 8 Women for 8 March
International Women’s Day offers us a great opportunity to celebrate inspirational women and our female colleagues.
Charles Russell Speechlys appoints Helen Wong as Corporate partner and to join China team
Helen Wong joins our Corporate team, and will also be the London lead of the China team.
Charles Russell Speechlys shortlisted at the Asian Legal Awards
Our Hong Kong office has been shortlisted as ‘New Asian Office of the Year’ at the 2020 Asia Legal Awards.
New joiners in Hong Kong office featured in Hubbis and eprivateclient
eprivateclient and Hubbis cover the promotion of Jeffrey Lee to partner
Asian Legal Business feature an interview with Tom Shaw one year after opening an office in Hong Kong
Charles Russell Speechlys celebrates first anniversary in Hong Kong
It’s a year since Charles Russell Speechlys opened its Hong Kong office.