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Wei Kang

T: +852 2533 2727 Email Wei | vCard Office: Hong Kong

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Private client and family

Private client and family

Private wealth law: International firms

Private wealth law: International firms

Wei Kang Partner

Contact details

Wei Kang

Wei Kang
Partner

T: +852 2533 2727 Email Wei | vCard Office: Hong Kong

Wei is a private wealth and global estate planning lawyer based in Stephenson Harwood's Hong Kong office. She has extensive experience in complex family trust, tax advisory and compliance and succession planning involving multiple jurisdictions.
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Wei has advised high net worth families on a variety of private wealth matters including the design and implementation of family trusts and foundation structures, family governance, pre-immigration planning, philanthropic structuring, family office structure establishment, corporate restructuring, wills and estate and family business succession. Wei has also advised trustees and institutions on operational issues for asset protection structures and fiduciary risks. Wei's familiarity with both onshore and offshore matters have uniquely positioned her to address the multi-jurisdictional issues which are inherent in any wealth planning involving high net worth clients, and clients have relied on her for her practical advice and holistic approach to succession issues.

Wei is qualified in Hong Kong and British Columbia (Canada), and practised laws at the Vancouver office of a leading Canadian national law firm before relocating to Hong Kong in 2019. She was seconded twice to the legal department of a global bank advising both its wealth business and trust company.

Wei is fluent in English and Mandarin. She has completed the In-Depth Tax Course of Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada. Wei is also a member of STEP and she is a Registered Trust and Estate Practitioner.

Wei is a frequent conference speaker. Most recently, she was invited to speak at a panel discussion at the STEP Asia Conference.

"Ms Kang is a talented and trustworthy lawyer. She is capable of handling a wide range of services including succession planning, tax planning, wealth structuring and asset protection."

Chambers High Net Worth 2023

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  • Private client, trusts and fiduciary services
  • Tax

Advised the founder of a Hong Kong listed company on the design, set-up and operation of his philanthropic foundation.

Provided family governance consulting and prepare family charters for high net worth families in P.R.C. and Southeast Asia.

Implemented a complex corporate reorganization for the second and third generation of an ultra high net worth family involving more than five family branches.

Advised on and implemented a holistic asset protection structure for an ultra high net worth family prior to the listing of a company in Nasdaq.

Advised a global restaurant chain on the use of the trust to structure its franchisees in southeast Asia.

Advised an international trust company on the restructuring of the trust structure following the passing of a key family member and the relocation of certain family members to Canada. 

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Advised high net worth individuals on Canadian income tax issues including the determination of Canadian tax residency.

Advised a P.R.C. businesswoman regarding the transfer of a successful Hong Kong trading company to a wealth structure for the benefit of her Canadian family members which involved P.R.C. tax issues, Hong Kong stamp duty issues and Canadian tax issues, and helped the family to draft a family charter.

Advised on and implemented a holistic global asset protection plan for an ultra high net worth family from Hong Kong prior to their immigration to Canada.

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Advised the founder of a biotech company on setting up a family office structure in Hong Kong.

Advised the trustee of a family trust which is the largest shareholder of a Hong Kong listed company in respect of a complex restructuring following court actions launched by certain beneficiaries.

Advised the trustee of a family trust on the regulatory compliance obligations and stamp duty issues in connection with acquiring more than 50% of the shares of a Hong Kong listed company.

Advised the founder of a P.R.C. restaurant chain owner and his family on the design and set-up of a family trust structure to hold the overseas operations. 

Advised one of the largest P.R.C. banks in setting up P.R.C. onshore trust structures with Canadian resident beneficiaries.

Act as lead counsel in planning and preparing the wills for high net wealth individuals with assets in mainland PRC, Hong Kong and other jurisdictions.

Advised on and implemented a tax-efficient offshore structure for investment in Canadian commercial real estate for an ultra high net worth family from P.R.C.

Advised on and implemented the corporate reorganization for an ultra high net worth family involving family members in Hong Kong, Canada and Japan and real estate assets in Canada, U.S. and Hong Kong to facilitate succession of wealth.

Advised on and implemented a holistic global asset protection plan for an ultra high net worth family having bankable assets in Hong Kong, commercial real estate in Canada and private equity investment in Europe.

Awards

Private client and family

Private client and family

Private wealth law: International firms

Private wealth law: International firms

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