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Kevin Lee

T: +852 2533 2843 Email Kevin | Vcard Office: Hong Kong

Awards

Legal Week's Private Client Global Elite 2017 and 2018

Legal Week's Private Client Global Elite 2017 and 2018

Citywealth Leaderslist 2017 and 2018

Citywealth Leaderslist 2017 and 2018

Chambers HNW 2017 Private Client/Wealth Management China (Band 1)

Chambers HNW 2017 Private Client/Wealth Management China (Band 1)

Kevin Lee Partner

Contact details

Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee
Partner

T: +852 2533 2843 Email Kevin | Vcard Office: Hong Kong

Kevin has nearly 30 years of experience in the areas of private wealth advisory, trusts, family succession, tax, compliance, philanthropy, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, cross border transactions, and a wide range of business law. His practice is focused on private wealth and commercial law.
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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 also represents numerous high net worth clients from around the world on diverse matters including succession planning, tax advisory and compliance, asset preservation, family businesses, private equity investments and philanthropy.
  • Tax
  • Private equity and venture capital
  • Public and private M&A

Provided Canadian tax advice in respect of non-resident trusts, charitable structures, inbound investments, insurance, pre-migration planning and real property holding structures.

Provided Canadian tax residency advice.

Provided Hong Kong tax advice in respect of profits tax, stamp duty, tax exemptions for philanthropy, tax residency for corporate clients and individuals.

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Acted as the joint advisor for founders of a Cayman Islands private equity fund on capital raises, and as lead advisor for the fund on equity and equity-like investments in start-up and growth-stage companies operating in various sectors including e-commerce, internet portals, media, ticketing, human resources, advertising, logistics, information technology and publishing.

Acted as lead counsel for private equity group to coordinate due diligence on target publishing house with operations in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.

Acted as co-counsel for lead PE investors in a regional airline, and advising the airline Board on numerous matters including human resources, government bridge financing, disputes and other issues.

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Advised the investor group on structuring of acquisition of controlling interest in an English Football League team.

Legal counsel for project manager for global blockchain research enterprise including establishment of non-profit structures in various jurisdictions.

Lead regional counsel for US international school chain in joint venture with PRC education group.

More: Public and private M&A

  • Private wealth

Advisor to prominent Hong Kong families on establishment of family constitutions in conjunction with family trusts and corporate group restructuring.

Legal advisor for institutional trustees on their various Hong Kong disclosure of interests filings and other regulatory compliance needs.

Advisor to various Hong Kong listed company founders on pre-IPO and post-IPO trust structuring including in respect of succession plan, tax, securities disclosure and compliance, and Takeovers Code waivers.

More: Private wealth

  • China
  • North America
  • Hong Kong

Advisor to Mainland China families on asset restructuring in connection with increased globalization of business opportunities and migration of family members to various destinations including U.S., UK, Singapore, Canada and Australia.

Legal project manager for leading bank-owned trust company on obtaining regulatory advice on Shenzhen Stock Connect investments in A-shares.

Advisor to PRC founders of listed companies on pre-IPO and post-IPO trust structuring including on tax and securities regulatory compliance.

Advisor on sale of PRC international school to well-known UK education group.

More: China

Regional counsel for an American leather products group in their negotiations with joint venture partners in Korea, Vietnam and Indonesia.

Advisor to Hong Kong listed group on joint venture with Canadian hotel chain.

Advisor to foreign trustee investing in significant bloc of US listed securities on behalf of a family trust.

Lead external counsel for a major Japanese automobile manufacturer headquartered in Hong Kong.

Advisor to US conglomerate on establishment of Hong Kong regional base.

Advisor to shareholders of a Hong Kong licensed financial advisor corporation in the sale of their entire issued share capital to a U.K. financial institution.

Advisor for institutional trustees and listed companies on Hong Kong employee benefits trusts in respect of trust documentation, tax and employment law issues.  

More: Hong Kong

Awards

Legal Week's Private Client Global Elite 2017 and 2018

Legal Week's Private Client Global Elite 2017 and 2018

Citywealth Leaderslist 2017 and 2018

Citywealth Leaderslist 2017 and 2018

Chambers HNW 2017 Private Client/Wealth Management China (Band 1)

Chambers HNW 2017 Private Client/Wealth Management China (Band 1)

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14 May 2018

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Kevin Lee joins Stephenson Harwood as a partner

Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has strengthened its global private wealth practice with the arrival of partner Kevin Lee, who joins the firm in Hong Kong.

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