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Kevin Lee

Partner  |  Stephenson Harwood
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Hong Kong
Cambodia
British Columbia
England and Wales

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Succession planning
Asset holding structures
Tax

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

I advised HNW PRC clients on CRS compliance for trusts, holding vehicles and business entities in various jurisdictions. I also advised clients on the settlement or restructuring of trusts with PRC, US, Canadian, UK, Japanese, Australian and other beneficiaries (including tax compliance advice). Recently, I advised an extended HK family on how to structure asset ownership involving establishing a series of trusts in combination with multi-jurisdictional testamentary and philanthropic planning.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

There is a real need for expert ethical professional advice in private wealth. This need will spread down to the next generation and these are the clients of the future who can relate more easily to a new breed of private wealth advisers.

What is your favourite quote?

“I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain,” Blade Runner.