Tze-wei Ng > Stephenson Harwood > Hong Kong, Hong Kong > Lawyer Profile
Stephenson Harwood Offices
18/F, UNITED CENTRE
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Tze-wei brings deep knowledge of charities and social innovation to her advice to philanthropic foundations and private clients. As part of the private wealth team she also has experience in trusts, wills, estate planning and administration. She is known for her understanding of the increased mixed use of non-profit and for-profit tools in creating impact, which allows her to provide tailored solutions to enable strategic philanthropy and social entrepreneurship.
Tze-wei advises clients across the impact spectrum: from charities and philanthropists, to purpose-driven companies and ESG & impact investors.
She regularly advises charities and social enterprises in relation to structuring, tax exemption status, and governance. She advises both family and corporate foundations in structuring complex giving arrangements. She was involved in the setting up of some of Hong Kong’s earliest social finance platforms and vehicles, and is active in B Corp and purpose-driven business discussions in Hong Kong.
She co-authored the inaugural chapter on “Impact & ESG Investing” on Hong Kong (2021) for Lexology GTDT.
She is committed to pro bono work, and remains active as board director and advisor to various charities in Hong Kong, working on issues from social inclusion to women empowerment.
She is a board member of esela – The legal network for social impact, an international network of lawyers focused on the impact practice.
She was a member of the founding team of Sustainable Finance Initiative, which aims at building a community of private investors in Asia active in impact investing.
English, Mandarin and Cantonese
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One of the leading firms in this field, Stephenson Harwood has an exceptionally experienced private client practice, drawing from extensive expertise at their disposal in Hong Kong, Asia Pacific and across the globe. At the regional level, the team is particularly renowned for its capability to provide comprehensive advice relating to trusts, estates and multi-jurisdictional taxes; the latter being significantly bolstered by team head Kevin Lee’s extensive knowledge of Canadian and UK tax law. Lee is highly respected for the ‘holistic’ guidance he provides regarding the gamut of wealth matters, being sought after to resolve the most high profile, legally complex and multi-jurisdictional trust disputes. The addition of Wei Kang from DLA Piper in 2021 has helped balance some significant departures of the same year, bringing extensive experience of family trusts, tax compliance and succession planning. A crucial member of the team is associate Tze-wei Ng , who brings detailed knowledge of issues such as ESG and philanthropy, which are increasingly expanding matters in the Hong Kong market.