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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.



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 and 2022 as a leading lawyer in China (Hong Kong). He has also been named “Next Generation Partner” in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 and 2023 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.


  • 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.


Legal 500 - Next Gen Partner - AP 2023
Chambers HNW 2022
Asia Legal Awards - Finalist 2023
Legal 500 2022 - Next Generation Partner
Chamber HNW 2021
Private Client - ones to watch - 20-21

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