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Withers

20/F GLOUCESTER TOWER, 15 QUEEN'S ROAD, CENTRAL HONG KONG
Tel:
Work +852 3711 1600
Fax:
Fax +852 3711 1601
Email:
Web:
www.withersworldwide.com

The firm

Hong Kong is one of the world’s most entrepreneurial and vibrant financial centres.

With business and personal wealth experiencing record growth, the firm is proud to represent an increasing number of successful Asian businesses, individuals and families across the region.

To serve its clients’ cross-border legal requirements the firm has an office in the heart of Central, Hong Kong.

Its team of lawyers offers advice covering a range of international tax, trust and corporate issues. These include US and UK tax, family office structuring and operations, succession and estate planning, charities and philanthropy, mergers and acquisitions, and financing transactions. The team deals with disputes arising out of trusts, wills, estate administration and corporate-related matters. The firm also advises on all areas of family law.

Withers has been named ‘Law Firm of the Year - Hong Kong’ at the Citywealth International Financial Centre Awards 2014. The firm has also been named ‘Matrimonial Law Firm of the Year’ for the fourth consecutive year by the Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law awards 2014.

The firm has 17 offices spread across Europe, the US, the Caribbean, Asia and Australia.

Areas of practice

Family: As leading family and divorce lawyers, Withers has an outstanding reputation built up over a century of practice in this field.

Its family lawyers are supported by in-house experts who are also leaders in other specialist legal areas, such as wealth planning, trust litigation, commercial and employment law. The ability to draw on the expertise of over 130 trust and tax lawyers across the firm’s offices makes it stand out from its competitors. The firm also has a dedicated team of reputation management lawyers in order to protect its clients’ privacy.

Through its award winning team of family lawyers in the Hong Kong office, Withers now offers the first and only truly international family law service to clients with interests in both jurisdictions, China and Asia. Its numbers include eleven fellows of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

ContactsMarcus Dearle
Matthew Egerton-Warburton
Rita Ku
Denis Petkovic
Eric Roose
Sharon Ser

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