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20/F GLOUCESTER TOWER, 15 QUEEN'S ROAD, CENTRAL HONG KONG
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Withers, Katie Graves, Hong Kong,

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Katie Graves

Tel:
Work +852 3711 1636
Email:
Web:
www.withersworldwide.com/en-gb/katie-graves
Withers LLP

Work Department

Private Client and Tax

Position

Partner

Career

Katie's practice involves tax, trust and estate planning for wealthy international families.

She has particular expertise in assisting clients with the establishment of private trust company structures and related fiduciary and governance issues. Katie has advised a number of families in relation to the creation and ongoing running of single family offices.

In addition, Katie advises UK expatriates and Asian families with UK connections on their personal tax issues and trustees on a range of matters including the consequences of holding UK assets or having UK resident beneficiaries.

Katie is named as a leading individual for private client/wealth management in the Chambers Asia Pacific Directory 2017, Citywealth 2016, 2017 and 2018 IFC Powerwomen Top 200 list and Citywealth 2018 Leading Lawyers list. She is recognised by Chambers HNW 2017 as an expertise in UK tax issues for non-resident clients in the region as well as Asian families with connections to the UK. She "really understands the fabric of the private client market in Hong Kong".

Katie moved from the London office to Hong Kong in 2010.

Languages

English

Member

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

Education

University of Birmingham, LL.B (Hons) Law


Hong Kong

Tax and trusts

Within: Tax and trusts

Despite a number of recent personnel changes, including the departure of  Laurence Ho to Stephenson Harwood in October 2017, Withers maintains 'an excellent reputation for handling a wide range of private client advisory work, including succession planning, family and matrimonial matters, tax planning and governance'. Able to tap into the expertise of practitioners across the firm's global network, including in North America, Europe and Asia, the team can provide global solutions to cross-border issues. The 'very responsive and sharp' Timothy Burns is particularly noted for his ability to advise high-net-worth individuals, family offices and fund principals on US tax and cross-border issues. The 'very well-respected and experienced' Mimi Hutton  is also 'very strong on US tax law issues', and as part of her broad-ranging practice regularly advises on international probate matters where the estate owns US assets or has US beneficiaries. 'Responsive' team head Katie Graves provides 'in-depth knowledge' across a range of tax, trust and estate planning for international families. Wei Zhang handles sophisticated tax and wealth planning matters for high-net-worth individuals and their families in a cross-border context, as well as in US domestic planning matters. At associate level, Deirdre Fu is praised for her 'very thorough research' and 'willingness to go the extra mile' for clients seeking trusts and other succession planning arrangements.

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