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US Private Client Tax and Immigration

Strategic US tax guidance for high-net-worth individuals in Asia

Our US Private Client Tax and Immigration team based in Hong Kong and Singapore provides high-net-worth individuals in Asia with strategic and sophisticated US tax and wealth planning services, ensuring our clients' assets are managed efficiently and their transitions into the US system are navigated with expert care.

A team with specialised knowledge

Our team is renowned for their expertise in US tax law. Their knowledge is enhanced by a deep understanding of US immigration and global residency planning. Our US private client team in Asia also has Hong Kong, Singapore and Chinese law qualifications, former diplomatic experience, as well as native Mandarin and fluent Russian language proficiency, ensuring that our clients receive advice that is not only technically sound but also globally informed and culturally sensitive.

Our core services

Our services are tailored to meet the complex demands of our clients, with a primary focus on US federal tax work:

  • Drafting complex onshore and offshore trusts and wills for international clients.
  • Advising on complex succession planning structures with long-term governance objectives.
  • Expertise in advising settlors, beneficiaries and fiduciaries in relation to trust and other wealth planning solutions.

  • US federal income tax advice in relation to relocating to the US in a tax efficient manner.
  • Selecting the most beneficial visa categories for immigration and tax purposes, and providing comprehensive application support, and overcoming ineligibilities and refusals.

  • Navigating the tax implications of relinquishing US residency/Green Card status or citizenship.
  • Facilitating the immigration process, including preparation for exit interviews, the in-person oath, and assistance with all necessary documentation.

  • Addressing historic US federal tax non-compliance.
  • Advising individuals, trust companies, and fiduciaries in relation to US persons' reporting obligations in relation to non-US entities and non-US trust structures.

  • Advising on residency and citizenship planning, including citizenship and residency-by-investment programmes in various jurisdictions (such as Malta, Spain, Portugal, New Zealand, Grenada, St Kitts & Nevis, and Dominica), tailored to the mobility and financial goals of our clients.

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Our team is committed to providing bespoke advice that reflects your individual goals and the complexities of US tax law. To explore how we can assist, please get in touch.

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