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Withers, Deirdre Fu, Hong Kong,

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Deirdre Fu

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Work +852 3711 1620
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Web:
www.withersworldwide.com/en-gb/people/deirdre-fu
Withers LLP

Work Department

Private client and tax

Position

Associate

Career

Deirdre Fu is an associate in the private client and tax team.

She focuses on trust and succession planning, wills drafting, family governance, as well as pre-marital asset protection planning. Deirdre advises high-net-worth individuals and families, private banks, as well as institutional trustees on wealth protection structuring.

Deirdre has been recommended as a leading private client lawyer in Who’s Who Legal, as well as being in the ‘Ones to Watch’ list in Legal Week’s Private Client Global Elite ranking.

Languages

English, Cantonese, Mandarin

Member

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
Hong Kong Ballet Company
Agricultural and Fisheries Department of the Hong Kong SAR Government
War Memorial Pensions Appeal Board of the Hong Kong SAR Government

Education

University of Cambridge, MA
City University, MBA
College of Law, Guildford, LPC


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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