Mr Clifford Ng > Zhong Lun Law Firm > Hong Kong, Hong Kong > Lawyer Profile

Zhong Lun Law Firm
4/F JARDINE HOUSE
1 CONNAUGHT PLACE, CENTRAL
HONG KONG
Hong Kong

Work Department

Private Client, Tax & Trusts, M&A

Position

Partner

Career

Clifford is a partner of Zhong Lun in its Hong Kong office. A leader in the private client industry, his practice is focused on complex cross-border transactions, investments and private client matters.

Having worked with some of Asia’s leading businesses and families for almost 30 years, Clifford provides strategic advice on cross-border transactions and investments, tax, regulatory, estate planning, asset preservation, governance.  Clifford is noted for providing innovative solutions to complex issues having worked extensively in multi-jurisdiction transactions and handling a broad range of issues including asset protection investment strategies, trust and estate litigation, securities regulatory issues, family estate battles and creditor claims.

Languages

English, Chinese (Cantonese and Putonghua)

Memberships

Clifford is also very enthusiastic in educating others on commercial and private client issues. He is currently the secretary and an executive committee member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners Hong Kong and a member of its Policy Committee and Chair of the Wills and Estates Subcommittee.

Education

LL.B., Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
B.A. (Economics), University of British Columbia, Canada

Lawyer Rankings

Hong Kong > Private Client and Family

(Leading individuals)

Clifford NgZhong Lun Law Firm

Zhong Lun Law Firm consists of ‘extremely seasoned’ private client lawyers, covering the gamut of multi-jurisdictional wealth issues involving tax, trusts, securities regulation, contentious estate challenges and many others. The firm has established a broad yet intricate network in the Asia Pacific region, utilising Shanghai based offices to provide a strong Greater China practice. The private client offering extends beyond the regional level, with team head Clifford Ng bringing an abundance of expertise relating to investments and asset protection laws in jurisdictions across the globe. The extensive litigation and dispute resolution experience possessed by Dorothy Siron is an asset on both the private client and family sides, assisting individuals and families with contentious estate disputes and child abduction proceedings. Chloe Leung has recently been promoted to partner and has continued to grow her reputation, advising numerous multi-jurisdictional families on tax-efficient estate plans and asset restructuring.

Hong Kong > PRC firms in Hong Kong

Zhong Lun Law Firm has ‘a strong connection in the PRC and offers one-stop-shop service in Hong Kong’ across a range of contentious and non-contentious mandates, and is ‘brilliant in handling complicated cross-border matters’. While it also acts in commercial litigation, among other disciplines, the office has gained most acclaim for its ‘very strong private client offering’, which includes handling trusts, estate administration issues, tax work and succession planning matters, including for high-net-worth PRC individuals. ‘Seasoned and very experienced’ private client team head Clifford Ng takes the lead on most of this work and is also noted for his ability to provide ‘innovative and holistic solutions’ on matters with a nexus to Canada. Recently promoted partner Chloe Leung regularly works alongside Ng and is appreciated for her ‘hands-on’ approach and ability to provide ‘practical and strategic solutions’. On the litigation front, solicitor advocate Frederick Hui excels in handling commercial claims, while Dorothy Siron regularly handles private client disputes, including contentious trust, estate, matrimonial and probate matters.