Leading Individuals

Firms To Watch: Private wealth and family law – Foreign firms

Mishcon de Reya LLP established a highly reputable private wealth practice in Singapore in 2021 with the hire of senior associates Stephanie Lim Pierce and Vincent Sim. The junior team is able to build on the firm’s global standing in private wealth, particularly leveraging the firm’s London office. The new team already represents a number of ultra high net-worth individuals, often working alongside London-based colleagues.
Stephenson Harwood LLP established a Singapore private wealth practice in 2021 with the hire of Suzanne Johnston from UBS. She and the team have worked on a series of key engagements, including the establishment of family trust structures, corporate trust structures and other succession planning matters.

Private wealth and family law – Foreign firms in Singapore

Pinsent Masons MPillay

Pinsent Masons MPillay has an excellent record in succession planning acting for ultra-high-net-worth individuals, notably with strong expertise in tax, trust and fund structuring mandates, along with regulatory work. The private wealth team is headed up by Valerie Wu and has excellent connections to private banks and trust companies. The firm also has a notable track record in family office structurings, among other key engagements.

Practice head(s):

Valerie Wu

Other key lawyers:

Zhu Lin


‘Particularly excellent with Chinese clients. Clients find their lawyers not only smart, but down-to-earth and relatable.’

‘Valerie Wu – smart, practical, no nonsense.’

‘Zhu Lin – smart, responsive, detail-oriented.’

‘Under the leadership of Valerie Wu, the team provides solutions to more complex and multi-jurisdictional private wealth matters.’

‘Valerie Wu’s approach is grounded in a strong understanding of legal solutions matched with a high degree of empathy delivered in a professional manner.’