Private wealth: foreign firms in Singapore
Pinsent Masons MPillay
Headed by the 'exceptionally knowledgeable' Valerie Wu, the private wealth practice at Pinsent Masons MPillay 'always delivers the best possible client service' providing 'clear and concise advice' on a range of private client matters. Core areas of expertise include succession planning for families and individuals using trust and funds and the structuring of family offices.
Withers KhattarWong LLP provides 'client-focused, commercial and pragmatic advice' complemented by 'an international team of partners qualified in multiple jurisdictions'. Fernando Gandioli leads the team, which includes Stacy Choong, who advises on the set up of family offices, private trust companies, family charities and foundations. Mahesh Kumar, Chua Yee Hoong, Stephen Banfield and Joanna Yap are all noted for local and international tax-related matters.
‘Withers KhatterWong have some of the most experienced professionals in the market in particular fields.’
‘Its Singapore-based international private client cross-border experience is more extensive that the competition.’
‘The team at Withers KhattarWong LLP is very strong in this area and they frequently work on complex and cross-border structures. They are able to advise comprehensively and responsively given that they have partners qualified in multiple jurisdictions all located in Singapore. They are also very client focused and very commercial and pragmatic in their advice.’
‘Stacy Choong is highly regarded in the industry and acts for many high-net-worth clients and families in the region. She frequently works on highly complex and cross border matters and is the go-to in the industry to resolve complex succession planning issues.’
‘Fernando Gandioli is very patient and personable, which makes him very well-regarded and liked by clients and intermediaries. His advice is very clear and practical.’