18 Dec 2020

Partner Ms. Catherine Por Ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide 2021

We are pleased to announce that our firm’s SW Private practice and Head of department, Ms. Catherine Por has for 3 consecutive years been recognised by the Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific Guide.

In the Chambers Review:

  • Department Profile- Family/Matrimonial Department (International Law Firm)

What the team is known for Solid family law practice handling a range of complex, contentious matters involving high-value assets. Especially skilled in ancillary relief cases. In addition to advising on divorce law, the team is also well versed in succession planning, probate applications and wardship issues. Also notable for non-contentious work, such as prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

Strengths One practitioner observes: “They are traditionally strong in the market, and continue to be very competent and hard-working.”

  • Notable Practitioners- Catherine Por; Partner and Head of SW Private

Catherine Por is well recognised for her expertise handling family and matrimonial matters. Considered “a very solid, calm and measured lawyer,” she is regularly sought out by clients to advise on post-separation financial and child issues, as well as trust and estate matters. “She is very experienced, very practical and firm about what her clients require and request,” says one source.

About Ms. Catherine Por

Catherine heads SW Private in the firm. She specializes in all aspects of family law disputes, and has extensive experience in complex financial claims, intervener proceedings, financial claims under Part IIA of the Matrimonial Proceedings and Property Ordinance (Chapter 192), Child Abduction cases, relocation of children, claims under the Guardianship of Minors Ordinance (Chapter 13), custody cases, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, contentious and non-contentious trust cases, contentious estate matters; cross border issues and enforcement proceedings. She has on a number of occasions provided expert legal opinions on Hong Kong Family Law.

Catherine is also an Accredited General and Family Mediator, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is a Notary Public and Civil Celebrant of Marriages.

About Chambers and Partners

Chambers has been the leading source of legal market intelligence for over 30 years with the aim to offer reliable recommendations on the best law firms and lawyers in Asia-Pacific, providing the information necessary for clients to make an informed decision. Candidates are reviewed based on 5 criteria: client services, commercial vision and business understanding, diligence, value for money and professional conduct.

Please click here to see the ranking or contact Ms. Catherine Por for further enquiries.