Kevin Lee

+85225332843

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.


Nicholas Holland

+44 (0)207 570 1406

Nicholas Holland

Partner  |  McDermott Will & Emery
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales
Cayman Islands
Canada (Ontario, British Columbia)

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Administration of estates and trusts
Succession planning
Dispute resolution

Q&A

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

Acting for the beneficiary in connection with a £multi-billion trust dispute involving Cayman, the UK, Netherland Antilles, Luxembourg and France. There have been issues of mental competence, cutting-edge tax complexities, issues of French legal privilege and complex corporate negotiations.

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

Work with as many different kinds of people as you can and learn as much as you can from each of them. Eventually you will sort out what will (and will not) work for you.

What is your favourite quote?

“I’d rather let a thousand guilty men go free than chase after them,” Chief Wiggum, The Simpsons.


Paul Gibney

+1 416 864 9245

Paul Gibney

Partner  |  Thorsteinssons
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Canada (Ontario, British Columbia)

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Personal and estate planning
Tax

Q&A

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

The fact that I have been able to mentor so many junior lawyers and to see their practices grow.

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

It is important to get involved in the community - you must write, attend conferences and be active in the various associations.

What is your favourite quote?

“Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential,” Winston Churchill.