Contact details

Ian Devereux

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

Awards

Tax & Trusts – Hong Kong

Tax & Trusts – Hong Kong

Real estate

Real estate

Citywealth Leaders List 2016-2018

Citywealth Leaders List 2016-2018

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 also has experience in all property related transactions, including advising on acquisitions and dispositions of property (residential, commercial and industrial) in Hong Kong and the mainland China, acting for both listed and private companies in joint developments, acquisitions, sales by way of tender, public auction and private treaty, financing arrangements and leases.

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

Ian has been ranked by Chambers Asia Pacific consecutively from 2009 to 2019 in the real estate sector. He has also been recommended by The Legal 500  consecutively from 2015 to 2019 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.

He has been recognised as a “Leading Individual of Real Estate (International Firms), China” by Chambers Asia from 2009 to 2019.

Team head Ian Devereux has 'vast experience' and impresses clients with his 'in-depth knowledge' and ability to 'identify and mitigate the risks and issues'.

Legal 500 Asia 2019

  • Private wealth
  • Real estate

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.

Oversees the team’s wills and estates practice.

Trustees

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

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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

  • Real estate investors and developers
  • Government and public sector

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.

Provisional liquidators and liquidators

Acted for provisional liquidators and liquidators on real estate matters and disposals of properties.

More: Government and public sector

Awards

Tax & Trusts – Hong Kong

Tax & Trusts – Hong Kong

Real estate

Real estate

Citywealth Leaders List 2016-2018

Citywealth Leaders List 2016-2018

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