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Payne Clermont Velasco
Hong Kong

Work Department

Family and Matrimonial




The firm’s work in the family and matrimonial area is led by Jaerey Velasco, one of the leading partners in Hong Kong in this field. Jaerey has been on the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Family Law Association since 2017 and the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Collaborative Practice Group since 2019. Recent recognitions of her exceptional market standing include winning ‘Leading Family Law Attorney of the Year, Hong Kong’ at the 2019 Acquisition International Leading Advisor Awards.

Jaerey’s resolute commitment to providing clear and sensible advice to her clients makes her a great advocate to her clients. She prides herself in helping her clients navigate the intricate and emotional process of their situation associated with relationship breakdowns and achieve the best possible outcome for them.

Here are some testimonials about Jaerey:

“Jaerey Velasco is a fantastic communicator and adept at working with clients, providing them with solutions, or guiding them through the legal process with a supportive and realistic approach.” – Legal500

“Jaerey Velasco is a pragmatic and empathetic solicitor. She is able to provide clients with the legal advice they need in order to make wise decisions.”- Asialaw Profiles

“Jaerey’s work ethic and legal acumen are enviable assets that serve her clients better than most. She works relentlessly to protect rights and interests with both a legal and moral perspective.” – Acquisition International


English, Tagalog


  • Hong Kong Family Law Association
  • Hong Kong Collaborative Practice Group
  • Collaborative Family Practice – Singapore Chapter
  • Philippine Association of Hong Kong
  • De La Salle Alumni Association – One La Salle Hong Kong Chapter
  • Association Internationale des Juenes Avocats (AIJA – International Association of Young Lawyers)
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals


Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (2011), City University of Hong Kong

Bachelor of Laws with Honours (2010), City University of Hong Kong

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Philosophy (2005), De La Salle University

Lawyer Rankings

Hong Kong > Private Client and Family

Payne Clermont Velasco’s family and matrimonial lawyers are well respected in Hong Kong, regularly representing local and international clients on contentious and non-contentious family matters. Team heads Jaerey Velasco and Gregory Payne are prime examples, covering the gamut of divorce related issues from custody and asset distribution claims to child access and maintenance. On the contentious side, the firm has established a formidable reputation representing high-net-worth individuals in the Family Courts, often achieving settlements and avoiding litigation.