Contact details

Ian Devereux

T: +852 2533 2806 M: +852 9600 9028 Email Ian | Vcard Office: Hong Kong

Awards

Chambers Asia Pacific (China) 2016 - Real Estate: Band 3

Chambers Asia Pacific (China) 2016 - Real Estate: Band 3

International Legal Team of the Year 2016 - STEPS

International Legal Team of the Year 2016 - STEPS

Real Estate ; Tax & Trusts - Hong Kong

Real Estate ; Tax & Trusts - Hong Kong

Ian Devereux Partner

Contact details

Ian Devereux

Ian Devereux
Partner

T: +852 2533 2806 M: +852 9600 9028 Email Ian | Vcard Office: Hong Kong

Ian is the head of our private wealth team in Greater China and has been a partner at Stephenson Harwood since 1988. He has extensive experience with real estate transactions as well as with private client work.
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Ian specialises in real estate work, including acting for developers, investors, landlords and tenants in commercial, industrial and residential developments.

He has advised individuals and families in Hong Kong on a variety of issues ranging from wills to complex trust structures to achieve family succession and estate planning objectives.

Ian has been ranked by Chambers Asia Pacific consecutively from 2009 to 2015 in the real estate sector. He has also been recommended by The Legal 500 in 2015 and the Tax Directors Handbook in 2014 for his private client work. He is a full member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners).

Ian has received FFI Certificates in Family Business Advising and Family Wealth Advising and recently contributed to the Private Wealth & Private Client Review.

“particularly valued for estate planning”
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015

  • Real estate

Syndicate of banks

Acted for a syndicate of banks in a HK$2.12 billion to a subsidiary of a locally listed company.

New office leases negotiations

Acted for a major US bank on negotiating new office leases in CBD Central and extending other office leases pending the move.

Major Hong Kong shopping complex

Acted for a listed company landlord of a major shopping complex in CBD Tsimshatsui.

More: Real estate

  • Private wealth
  • Real estate investors and developers
  • Government and public sector

Ultra-high net worth individuals 

Acted for ultra-high net worth individuals in setting up trust structures for their children.

Estate planning

Acted for patriarchs in setting up a trust structure with foundations, PTCs and family councils to cater for the next few generations.

Trustees

Acted for trustees in advising them of the setting up of trust structures and their liabilities under the trusts. 

More: Private wealth

Real estate developers

Advised developers on structure of holding, financing and construction of developments.

Commercial contracts and tenancy agreements 

Acted for developer landlords and advised on their commercial contracts and tenancy agreements.

Tenancy agreements

Acted for multi-national tenants in grade A buildings in CBDs and reviewed their tenancy agreements and other liabilities.

More: Real estate investors and developers

Revolutionary reverse financing and drafting precedents

Advised government department on revolutionary reverse financing and drafting precedents for the scheme.

Housing and residential advice

Acted for government departments on housing and residential matters.

Official Receiver – real estate advice

Acted for the Official Receiver on real estate matters and disposals of properties.

More: Government and public sector

Awards

Chambers Asia Pacific (China) 2016 - Real Estate: Band 3

Chambers Asia Pacific (China) 2016 - Real Estate: Band 3

International Legal Team of the Year 2016 - STEPS

International Legal Team of the Year 2016 - STEPS

Real Estate ; Tax & Trusts - Hong Kong

Real Estate ; Tax & Trusts - Hong Kong

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