SW Private Client

We are recognised as having one of the leading matrimonial and family law practices in Hong Kong. Our reputation is based on our expertise in dealing with all aspects of contentious and non-contentious family matters including the preparation of pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, conducting cases concerning custody and maintenance of children, financial disputes between divorcing couples and third parties, cross border and jurisdiction and forum disputes, and abduction of children. Additionally, three of the family court judges in Hong Kong, one of whom is a judge of the Court of First Instance, are former members of this firm.

Our specialized team on family wealth and succession planning has expertise and abundant experience in providing practical advice and solutions to private clients of different backgrounds, including entrepreneurs, executives, expatriates and high net worth individuals in the wealth succession, asset preservation, trust and estate planning. The team also handles applications for grant of representation for estates involving assets in Hong Kong and multiple jurisdictions.

With the aging population in Hong Kong and the increase in rates of dementia and special needs persons, we have gained specialized in-depth experience in preparing complicated Enduring Powers of Attorney and handling cases on Committee work for mentally incapacitated persons (“MIP”). We assist applicants in making applications to the Court for the appointment of Committees as well as advising Committees on different aspects under the Mental Health Ordinance, Cap 136 of the Laws of Hong Kong (“MHO”).

We also have a team of accredited family and general mediators who regularly conduct mediations for a variety of family issues with notable success rates. We are also dedicated to the use of alternative dispute resolution, providing a timely and flexible means to resolve a variety of disputes by helping parties to reach a mutually agreed settlement.

  • Family practice
  • Wills, probate and succession planning, trust advisory and wealth planning
  • Committee Work for MIPs
Contacts:

Catherine Por(852) 2533 2555catherinepor.office@sw-hk.com

Wendy Lam(852) 2533 2529wendylam.office@sw-hk.com

Janice Chin (852) 2533 2553janicechin.office@sw-hk.com

Calvin Lo(852) 2533 2556calvinlo.office@sw-hk.com

Shirley Sin(852) 2533 2510shirley.sin@sw-hk.com

Karl Wong (852) 2533 2528karlwong.office@sw-hk.com