Skip to content

People

Available in other languages: 中文(中国)

Jeffrey Lee, International Partner (England & Wales)

Jeffrey advises individuals, families, trustees and private banks both in the UK and abroad, on taxation, trusts and estate planning.

About

Jeffrey has an international client base with a particular focus on clients with a connection to Asia.  His clients often include nationals from Asia living or with financial interests in the UK, and UK persons who have moved to Asia.

Jeffrey specialises in tax planning for international clients.  He advises non-UK domiciled persons moving to the UK on the structuring of their affairs to achieve tax-efficiency.  Jeffrey also advises on complex international structuring, including their establishment for estate and succession planning, asset protection and personal tax mitigation.

Jeffrey is ranked by Chambers High Net Worth 2021 as a leading lawyer in China (Hong Kong). He has also been listed as a recommended lawyer in The Legal 500 2021 Asia Pacific directory for Private Client (Tax, Trusts, Wealth Management and Contentious Probate). Jeffrey has been named as “One to watch” in Legal Week’s annual Private Client Global Elite from 2017 to date.

Jeffrey speaks Mandarin and Cantonese, and divides his time between Hong Kong and London.  Jeffrey is admitted to practise in England and Wales, and is a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Hong Kong.

Experience

  • Advising non-UK domiciled families on pre-UK immigration tax planning, including the application of the statutory residence test and the remittance basis of taxation.

  • Advising a global bank on the setting up of bank accounts for UK resident non-UK domiciled clients.

  • Reviewing and restructuring UK residential property holding structures and related loans.

  • Advising on the establishment and administration of family trusts for a prominent family.

  • Advising the beneficiaries of a multi-jurisdictional contentious probate involving wills and assets in Hong Kong, People’s Republic of China, Malaysia, the British Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

Recognition

TOP