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Sunny Liew

T: +86 21 5385 2299 M: +86 185 2133 7676 Email Sunny | Vcard Office: Hong Kong, Shanghai

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Sunny Liew Legal director

Contact details

Sunny Liew

Sunny Liew
Legal director

T: +86 21 5385 2299 M: +86 185 2133 7676 Email Sunny | Vcard Office: Hong Kong, Shanghai

Sunny advises entrepreneurs and international business families in Asia and South East Asia on asset preservation, succession planning, corporate transactions and family governance issues. He is well known for his broad experience in structuring corporate and commercial transactions to advise on complex succession and estate planning. Clients value his commercial and pragmatic approach to developing solutions.
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He is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), a global organisation for trust professionals and an avid speaker on succession and family business issues. He has been recommended by The Legal 500 in 2016 for his private client work.

Sunny comes from a wide-ranging commercial background. He advises corporate and individual clients on business set ups, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures particularly in the trust and corporate services, food and beverage, franchise, retail and distribution sectors.

Before joining Stephenson Harwood, he played an instrumental role in overseeing the establishment of an international trust services company in Shanghai and was responsible for the development and growth of its clientele and business.

  • Corporate

Trust and corporate services

  • Advised one of the largest private equity backed trust & corporate services providers on several mergers & acquisition transactions in Hong Kong and the PRC.
  • Advised on the restructuring of a family office and assisted with obtaining the relevant license from the regulators in Hong Kong.
  • Advised a leading technology company based in Singapore on an inward investment by a large private equity fund.

Food and beverage

  • Represented several international brands on the setting up, trademark and licencing of restaurants in the PRC.
  • Advised a large UK pizza brand on the franchise agreement, the registration of franchise in the PRC and sale of their Asia interests.
  • Advised on the establishment, shareholders’ agreement and licensing agreement for a US based Michelin Star restaurant.

Franchise, retail and distribution

  • Advised one of the top Italian sports car manufacturer on the sponsorship agreement.
  • Represented a leading Italian apparel fashion brand on their Asia master distribution and retail partnership arrangements.
  • Advised on the trademark licensing and distribution agreement for a well-known family-owned Italian vineyard.
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  • Private wealth

Family governance

Advised multi-generational families, facilitated the policy formulation of their family constitution documents and undertaking the drafting and implementation.

Singaporean and Malaysian ultra high net worth families: International succession planning

  • Advised a number of ultra-high net worth families on the setting up of their family trust structure and advising on the underlying transactions.
  • Advised one of the largest family-owned shipping companies in Singapore with setting up of purpose trusts for business needs.

PRC ultra high net worth individuals: Setting up offshore trusts

  • Advised a number of ultra-high net worth clients on offshore trust structures providing asset protection and succession planning.
  • Advising the administrator of a large estate from an Australian probate, on PRC assets related issues.

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