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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 (tax, trusts, wealth management and contentious probate) Tier 2

As part of an ongoing trend, private client heavyweight Charles Russell Speechlys LLP continues to go from strength to strength, with it having recently recruited Ian Devereux and Silvia On from Stephenson Harwood in May 2021. The arrivals have enhanced the team’s credentials across a broad swathe of private wealth-related work, including succession and estate planning, wills and probate, and philanthropy. On, in particular, adds further ballast behind the team’s ability to service PRC-based individuals and families, in light of her experience in the market and her fluency in Mandarin. Jeffrey Lee imparts ‘excellent cross-border taxation knowledge and advice’, particularly when it involves nationals from Asia living (or with financial interests) in the UK, and UK persons who have moved to Asia.

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The team is efficient and very attentive. They listen carefully to clients’ needs and requirements and provide suitable solutions.’

Excellent responsive team, providing comprehensible advice iin a complicated field. I have not found this in other firms. Seamless cooperation and support between offices.’

From many companies approached, Charles Russell Speechlys LLP was one of the very few with the specific geographic knowledge required. Furthermore, they provided a comprehensive research and recommendations at a short notice. The lawyers were straight to the point and not wasting time/money. Billing clear and transparent.

Jeffrey appeared to have solid technical skills and knowledge and was easy to communicate with. He was able to explain complex tax issues in an easy-to-understand way.

Jeffrey Lee is highly recommended for UK private clients.’

Hong Kong > Real estate

The arrival of the vastly experienced Ian Devereux  from Stephenson Harwood and Simon Green 's relocation from Dubai is a statement of intent for Charles Russell Speechlys LLP on the real estate front. Leveraging the firm's already impressive private wealth credentials, the team is well-placed to advise on local work, as well as outbound mandates for expats and locals seeking to acquire residential property abroad, particularly in the UK.

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
Litigation Ray Ng
Litigation Patrick Chan
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.