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Jovanne Zee, Senior Associate
Jovanne is a senior associate in the private wealth practice with a focus on property law. She is experienced in advising property developers, private equity, ultra-high net worth families, multi-national corporations and financial institutions on sale and purchase, leasing, licensing and land related security financing of commercial, residential and industrial properties in Hong Kong.
Jovanne is experienced in all kinds of property related transactions, including sale and purchase of all kinds of properties in Hong Kong by way of private treaty, public tender or through the sale and acquisition of shares of property holding companies. She has advised clients on land grant and property management issues, application for stamp duty relief and all types of conveyancing matters, leases, tenancies and licences. She is also experienced in conducting due diligence exercise on property ownership/encumbrances prior to corporate listing and restructuring for corporate clients and financial institutions.
In addition, Jovanne also regularly advises individual and families on the drafting of wills and advising on probate and administration matters, including applying for Grants of Personal Representative in Hong Kong courts for local and overseas clients.
Jovanne was named as “Next Generation Lawyer” by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 and 2019. She has won “Lawyer of the Year - Senior / Managing Associate 2019 (Silver)”, and “Top 100 Super Advisors 2019” at the Citywealth Future Leaders Awards.
Jovanne is admitted to practice in Hong Kong, she speaks fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
- Advising multi-national companies, land developers, private equity funds and financial institutions in the sale and purchase of properties by private treaty, public tender or through the sale and acquisition of shares of property holding companies.
- Advising large corporations involving intra-group restructuring and transferring real properties.
- Acting for major corporate landlords in drawing up their standard form lease documentation, negotiating leases and advising on tenancy related issues in landlords’ and tenants’ perspectives for residential and commercial properties.