Mimi Hutton

Of Counsel

  • Education: Hollins College, B.A. (Hons) • University of Virginia, J.D.
  • Year joined: 2008


Mimi Hutton has more than 30 years' experience advising in Asia on global tax, trust and estate planning matters, charities and philanthropy matters, and US and Hong Kong trust and tax matters for individuals, families and financial institutions. She is a Hong Kong and US qualified lawyer.

Mimi advises Asian families on a wide range of private client matters. She advises Asian clients on the creation of charitable structures and on their ongoing philanthropy.  She also advises charities on tax and structuring and governance matters.  She works with clients who have US family members, who are investing in the US, moving to the US or expatriating. She also advises in connection with international probate matters where the estate owns US assets and/or has US beneficiaries. She assists clients who have US citizenship or green card status on trust and estate planning strategies.


Mimi has been described by the Asia Pacific Legal 500 as ‘a private client specialist with ... a prestigious list of high-net-worth individual and family clients'. Chambers Asia has ranked her as a Band 1 leading individual every year since 2009 and describes her as 'a well-respected wealth management lawyer in Greater China'. Her expertise also covers strategic estate and charitable planning. She is appreciated for her 'meticulous advice and highly driven attitude'. Mimi also holds the Financial Times Non-Executive Director Diploma Asia.


  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners,  past Hong Kong Branch Chairman, current Chair – STEP Philanthropy Group
  • Hong Kong Trustees Association
  • Fellow, American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel
  • American Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • Law Society of Hong Kong
  • Member, Advisory Council, The School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center, New York



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