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Wei Kang

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

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Recommended lawyer for Private Client (Tax, trusts, wealth management and contentious probate) – Hong Kong

Recommended lawyer for Private Client (Tax, trusts, wealth management and contentious probate) – Hong Kong

Wei Kang Partner

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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, the use of tax-efficient structures for investment into Canada, wills and estate and family business succession. Wei has also advised trustees and institutions on wealth related matters including 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.

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  • Corporate trusts

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.

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

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. 

Advised on and implemented a tax-efficient asset protection structure for an ultra high net worth family prior to the IPO of a company in Nasdaq.

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

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

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  • North America

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.

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

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

Awards

Recommended lawyer for Private Client (Tax, trusts, wealth management and contentious probate) – Hong Kong

Recommended lawyer for Private Client (Tax, trusts, wealth management and contentious probate) – Hong Kong

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