Wei Zhang > Withers > Hong Kong, Hong Kong > Lawyer Profile

Withers
30/F United Centre
95 Queensway
HONG KONG
Hong Kong

Work Department

Private Client and Tax

Position

Partner

Career

Wei focuses on sophisticated tax and wealth planning matters for high net worth individuals, their families and fiduciaries.

In cross-border planning contexts, she often advises individuals with residences, assets and connections, and wealth planning vehicles in multiple jurisdictions.

In addition, she also advises companies on the structuring and implementation of employee share trusts. In relation to US connection planning matters, she advises individuals who are either migrating to the US, expatriating from the US, investing in the US, or looking to come into compliance with US tax and reporting obligations. She also provides advice in relation to the creation and administration of wealth planning structures to protect and grow wealth in a tax efficient manner while reflecting the long term goals in the protection and succession of wealth in multi-generational families.

Wei has been quoted in the media numerous times (including WealthBriefing Asia, South China Morning Post, and the Hong Kong Economic Times). She is a regular speaker at wealth planning conferences in Asia, especially in Hong Kong and China, and provides training to financial institutions on wealth planning and tax related issues.

Wei has been nominated as an ‘Ones to Watch’ individual in Legal Week’s Private Client Global Elite ranking in 2019 and has also won and mentioned in a number of industry awards (Wealthbriefing Asia, China Law & Practice). She is also recognised as a leading individual in tax and trusts in Legal 500 2020, and an ‘up and coming’ private wealth practitioner in Chambers’ HNW Guide 2020.                                 

 

Languages

English, Mandarin

Education

Tsinghua University School of Law, LL.B
Boston University School of Law, JD

Lawyer Rankings

Hong Kong > Private Client and Family

(Next Generation Partners)

Wei ZhangWithers

Withers offers extraordinary experience across the spectrum of private client and family matters, having established themselves as a pre-eminent firm in this sphere. As well as a dominating presence in Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific region, the firm draws from a particularly impressive international network to enhance their cross-border capacity. On the private client side, the team guides high-net-worth individuals and family offices through all their personal and business needs, utilising the firm’s multidisciplinary capabilities to offer advice on overlapping areas such as immigration, litigation real estate and pre-IPO planning. The team is led by Katie Graves , who offers specialist expertise when establishing private trust company structures and handling relevant fiduciary and governance issues. The depth of the team is illustrated by the presence of two leading individuals notably Timothy Burns and Tim George . Burns is a highly experienced tax and trusts lawyer, especially as it relates to the US market, assisting clients with complex tax, investment and citizenship issues. George is especially adept at advising clients on business needs, ranging from continuity and succession to investment treaty planning. Wei Zhang utilises her PRC background to explain intricate offshore trust and US tax concepts to Chinese individuals and families. Jocelyn Tsao is a strong presence on the family side, appearing pro bono in groundbreaking cases on same-sex partnerships and the future of LGBTQ rights in Hong Kong.