Kevin Lee

Partner, private wealth

Kevin is the head of private wealth (Greater China). He has been consistently ranked in top band by Chambers HNW and Legal 500 for Private Client lawyers in Hong Kong. He is one of the leading private wealth, tax and trust practitioners in Asia Pacific. Kevin also advises on family businesses, and has represented corporate clients on commercial transactions and establishing operations in Hong Kong.

Qualified in Hong Kong and Canada, Kevin advises clients in respect of both jurisdictions. Kevin acts as counsel for major corporations headquartered in Hong Kong, China, the USA, Canada, Japan and other jurisdictions. He advises on the registration, corporate tax, intellectual property, employment and immigration aspects of doing business in Hong Kong as well as on cross-border transactions. Kevin also represents numerous high net worth clients from around the world on diverse matters including succession planning, family trust, tax advisory and compliance, wills and estate, asset preservation, family business succession and governance, private equity investments and philanthropy.

Aside from representing trust settlors and beneficiaries, Kevin also advises trust companies on Hong Kong registration, licensing and regulatory compliance issues.

Kevin is also recognised by leading publications for his private wealth achievements, including winning the "Lifetime Achievement" award by WealthBriefing Asia Greater China 2020, "Pan Asia Leading Individual - Advisor" award by WealthBriefing Asia 2021, and "Outstanding Contribution to Wealth Management" award by WealthBriefing Asia 2022. He has also been named the "Private Client Lawyer of the Year" by Asia Legal Awards 2021 and consistently listed as a member of the Private Client Global Elite by Legal Week.

Kevin co-authored the Hong Kong Q&A chapter for the 2019 edition of the Practical Law Private Client Global Guide.

Kevin is fluent in English, and also communicates well in Mandarin and Cantonese.

Kevin Lee is a well-respected trust advisor. He takes a 360 degree view of matters which is important when dealing with private clients.

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022



Kevin Lee - Top Ranked in Chambers HNW 2023
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 - Leading individual
WealthBriefingAsia Awards 2022 - Outstanding contribution to wealth management (individual) - Pan-Asia - Kevin Lee