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Private Client

Tax Planning

Income, capital, wealth, gift and estate taxes worldwide can greatly reduce or decimate family wealth.

Working with leading specialists worldwide, our private client lawyers help our private clients analyse taxes and plan to ensure that families pay only the amount of tax due under the law.

Succession and Legacy

Everyone wants to ensure that future generations within a family can all benefit from the wealth and assets accrued over years of hard work, but this can be complicated, especially when those assets are spread over different jurisdictions and countries.

Our private client lawyers specialise in providing genuinely independent and strategic advice and project management, working with foreign lawyers, private trust companies and other intermediaries globally to ensure optimal succession results.

Legacy is the mark a family makes on the world.

This is critical to the long-term success of a family and is best achieved through a strategic approach to family governance – the missions and rules adopted for the family’s business.

This is particularly important where family members work both within and outside the family business.

Legacy often also includes focused philanthropic endeavors.

Our highly experienced lawyers offer strategic, independent advice to provide the architecture, construction and maintenance for successful legacy structures.

Wills and Probate

Our private client lawyers provide a wide range of probate and will drafting services.

Our familiarity with local practices and procedures allows us to assist local and overseas private clients in professionally administering properties and assets in Hong Kong.


Haldanes’ private client lawyers have substantial experience assisting clients wishing to make Hong Kong their new home.

We are able to liaise with immigration authorities to help our clients deal with their visa and work permit needs.

The team can also assist clients with purchasing property, provide guidance for those looking to invest in a business and advise companies on obtaining visas for employees moving to Hong Kong to live and work.


Xenia Lo

“I wish to thank you for your professionalism and your consistently timely replies to my emails. It made a long and complicated job as Executor just that bit easier.”

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