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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
Suite 3418, Level 34
Two Pacific Place, 88 Queensway
Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Hong Kong > Private Client and Family Tier 1

A firm consistently expanding and strengthening its practice, Charles Russell Speechlys LLP has established its reputation for providing ‘considerable expertise in private client related matters’; placing itself at the pinnacle of the Hong Kong market. The firm has also bolstered its family offering with the addition of Lisa Wong to the existing presence of Patrick Chan, covering all aspects of family law including high value divorce proceedings and complex custody disputes. The recruitment of now team head Ian Devereux and Silvia On from Stephenson Harwood was a coup on the private client side, joining the highly experienced Jeffrey Lee to form a comprehensive practice. Devereux is renowned for his expertise on issues ranging from wills and probate to complex trust structures, advising ultra-high-net-worth individuals and international families. On acts for many of the same clients in a similar vein, bringing specialist knowledge of the growing philanthropy side of private wealth including establishing charities and applying for Hong Kong tax exemptions. The multi-jurisdictional capabilities of the firm is epitomised by Lee’s practice, offering extensive tax planning expertise to international clients, especially as it relates to UK tax and investment issues.

Practice head(s):

Ian Devereux

Other key lawyers:

Silvia On; Jeffrey Lee; Lisa Wong; Patrick Chan; Ian Yeung; Jessica Leung


‘Lisa Wong has been handling my divorce proceedings for the last three years, she is particularly experienced in this area.’

‘Jeffrey Lee is outstanding. He wears his knowledge lightly, is highly committed and completely client-centric in his approach.’

‘Lisa Wong is reliable and a pleasure to work with.’

Hong Kong > Real estate Tier 3

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP‘s Hong Kong real estate practice specialises in private client work, advising on investment on both the residential and commercial side. The practice has particular links to the UK and advises regularly on Hong Kong-UK linked developments. Simon Green heads the practice, supported by ‘seasoned property lawyerIan Devereux.

Practice head(s):

Simon Green

Other key lawyers:

Ian Devereux; Twiggy Ho


‘The team is very experienced and has an international angle, able to deal with cross border property issues.’

‘Ian Devereux is a very seasoned property lawyer with solid commercial sense.’

Key clients

BC Mortgage Services Asia

One Global Property Services

IP Global

Joseph Mews / Seven Capital

Berkeley Group

Regal London

Work highlights

  • Advised residential Property Acquisition in the UK – BC Mortgage Services Asia Lt.
  • Advised residential Property Acquisition in the UK – Seven Capital.
  • Advised residential Property Acquisition in the UK – IP Global.

Our Hong Kong office works with a diverse range of clients from high-net-worth individuals and families, family offices, wealth managers and charities to listed companies, banks, and financial institutions in the region and across the world.  Our key focus is to ensure we deliver sophisticated yet practical solutions to achieve your personal and business objectives.

Our expertise covers a range of trust, international tax planning and corporate issues. These include succession and estate planning, family office structuring and operations, charities and philanthropy, Hong Kong, UK and Canadian tax, mergers and acquisitions, as well as strategic alliances. We deal with disputes arising out of trusts, wills, estate administration, family business arrangements, property, shareholdings, business partnership and corporate related matters. We have also expanded our offering recently with the additional of both local and international real estate capabilities to the office. Our partner-led team delivers a wealth of experience in relation to commercial property transactions.

Our team in Hong Kong is qualified to practice law in a wide-range of locations including Hong Kong, England and Wales, Canada, and the British Virgin Islands.  Our team is also multilingual and speaks English, French, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Bahasa Malaysia.

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP’s branch office in Hong Kong is a limited liability partnership established under the Hong Kong Legal Practitioners Ordinance with the name Charles Russell Speechlys LLP.  Each of our offices provides a gateway to our whole firm connecting you with the best advisers and serving your cross-border legal needs from our 11 offices across the UK, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Real Estate Simon Green
Private Client Jeffrey Lee
Private Client; Real Estate Ian Devereux
Private Client Silvia On
Family Lisa Wong
Litigation Patrick Chan
Private Client Francis Rojas
Patrick  Chan photo Patrick ChanPartner
Ian Devereux  photo Ian Devereux Consultant
Simon Green  photo Simon Green International Partner
Jeffrey Lee photo Jeffrey LeeInternational Partner
Silvia On photo Silvia OnPartner
Francis  Rojas photo Francis RojasRegistered Foreign Lawyer, Quebec, Canada
Lisa  Wong  photo Lisa Wong Partner
Chinese (Putonghua)
Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese)
Bahasa (Malay and Indonesia)

Charles Russell Speechlys welcomes new Family team in Hong Kong

Charles Russell Speechlys is delighted to welcome a new Family team in Hong Kong, including the hire of Lisa Wong as Partner, as it continues to strengthen its offering in the region.