3 June 2024

Forsters’ Asia team win ‘Estate Planning Team of the Year’ for Greater China at the WealthBriefingAsia Awards 2024

Named ‘Estate Planning Team of the Year’ (Greater China) at the 2024 Wealth Briefing Asia Awards, Forsters Private Wealth Asia team were recognised for their unique approach to advising HNW individuals and families, trustees and family offices in the region on international cross-border estate and succession planning.

The annual WealthBriefingAsia Awards programme recognises the most innovative and exceptional firms, teams and individuals. The awards have been designed to showcase outstanding organisations, deemed to have ‘demonstrated innovation and excellence during the last year’.

The award winners were announced at the ceremony on 30 May 2024 in Singapore.

Forsters’ dedicated Private Wealth Asia team

With an established track record in Greater China, including Hong Kong and the wider Asia region stretching back 33 years, Forsters’ Private Wealth Asia team are renowned for their expertise in estate and succession planning with a cross-border focus.

Taking a unique approach to estate planning particularly in the context of family governance for multigenerational business families; the team make it a priority to understand the psychology of the families they advise and marry this with the practical and commercial aspects to preserving family wealth and mitigating the risk of family disputes.

Only after taking the time to get to know the family, and understand their dynamics and needs, do the team create the bespoke structures that help establish family harmony and ensure the successful transition of wealth from one generation to the next. Many clients have built international businesses with assets and family members based across the world; lending added complexity to their planning needs.

The award showcases Forsters’ continued commitment to serving families in Asia and follows the team’s recent promotion of Alfred Liu to Partner. Nick Jacob and Daniel Ugur are also two of only three lawyers recognised in the Chambers HNW Guide as foreign experts for Singapore. This team, which also includes Private Client Global Elite Rising Leader, Patricia Boon, travel to the region monthly to advise clients and have cultivated strong relationships with many private wealth advisors based there.

The Private Wealth Asia team is part of Forsters’ Asia group advising clients based in the region on a wide range of services including:

  • Estate & Succession Planning
  • Family Governance
  • UK Tax
  • Trusts Structuring
  • UK Residential & Commercial Property
  • Matrimonial & Divorce
  • Contentious Trusts & Estates.

Please do get in touch with any of the team, to find out more about our Asia services.

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