Mr Kevin So > Howse Williams > Hong Kong, Hong Kong > Lawyer Profile

Howse Williams
Hong Kong

Work Department

Dispute Resolution


Kevin is a Partner in Howse Williams’ dispute resolution practice.   He is an experienced litigator whose practice spans across a wide range of civil and commercial disputes (including, in particular, shareholder disputes, trust / probate disputes and insolvency matters), regulatory investigations and white collar crime matters (including, in particular, investigations by the Commercial Crime Bureau, the Securities and Futures Commission and the Independent Commission Against Corruption).

Kevin is a dual-qualified solicitor (in Hong Kong and England & Wales) as well as a notary public. He is trilingual, being fully proficient in English, Cantonese and Mandarin. 

Kevin was named as “The Rising Star of the Year” at the Asialaw and Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2018. He has also been named as a “Future Star (Commercial and Transactions)” by Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific in 2018 and 2019.


2019   Howse Williams
2017   Davis Polk & Wardwell
2009   Clifford Chance
2007   Mayer Brown JSM (with a secondment to Goldman Sachs’ litigation division in Hong Kong)


English, Cantonese, Mandarin


Kevin is the Chairman of the Dispute Resolution Sub-Committee of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) in Hong Kong.


2006 LLB London School of Economics and Political Science

Lawyer Rankings

Hong Kong > Private Client (tax, trusts, wealth management and contentious probate)

Led by the ‘excellent‘ Linda HeathfieldHowse Williams‘ four-partner family team is ‘flexible, sensible and easy to work with‘ and provides a ‘strong‘ service for clients across a range of matrimonial issues, often involving families with assets in multiple jurisdictions around the world, as well as highly contested children matters. The arrival of ‘well-balanced litigator‘ Kevin So from Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in June 2019, adds to the firm’s bandwidth and strengthens its ability to handle private wealth and trusts disputes.