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Mishcon de Reya bolsters private client offer with US tax powerhouse duo in Hong Kong

Posted on 2 June 2023

Mishcon de Reya will welcome Timothy Burns and Wei Zhang as Partners in its Asia practice in the coming weeks.  

Recognised as leaders for US tax within the wealth management community in Asia, Tim and Wei have deep experience in tax and wealth planning for high-net-worth clients in Asia, including cross border trust and estate planning involving trusts with US beneficiaries, trusts created by US tax residents and wealth planning structures with US persons as fiduciaries. They also provide advice on expatriation, pre-immigration to the US, investment in US real estate and US federal tax and reporting compliance. Wei is well known for her work with private clients in the Greater China region as a native Mandarin speaker with degrees in Chinese and US law.

Tim and Wei will join Mishcon de Reya's expanding private client team based in Asia that includes Singapore Managing Associates Vincent Sim (family office/trusts) and Stephanie Pierce (UK private client tax). They will be based in Hong Kong and will work closely with our associated office in Hong Kong, Karas So LLP

Managing Partner of Mishcon Singapore and Head of Asia, Tahirah Ara, said “We are delighted to have Tim and Wei join our team. Tim and Wei bring first class technical knowhow and proven track records in the private client space. Welcoming Tim and Wei to the firm is a significant moment for our private client practice in Asia and will be a critical part of the integration of our Singapore office and presence in Hong Kong."

Kevin Gold, Executive Chairperson of Mishcon de Reya, said: "We believe that the growth of the private wealth industry in Asia is a long-term trend. With the arrival of Tim and Wei we are in an ideal place to grow our existing practice and move ever closer to fulfilling our ambitious strategy for Asia with dual strength in our disputes and non-contentious private client practices." 

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