Evolving families in AsiaAs families in Asia continue to evolve, the associated structures and dynamics involved have inevitably become more complex. Now more than ever, we are committed to supporting your growth and success especially if it means having to navigate geopolitical and regulatory challenges both regionally and globally.
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We are more globally connected than ever before. Digital communication, technology, global movements and education have all played a significant part in bringing us closer together and allowing us to share meaningful experiences across cultures, distances and generations.The impact of these changes on Asian families are both complex and nuanced. While many practices remain firmly rooted in tradition, families are increasingly choosing to uphold new values and beliefs . Certain practices that may once have been viewed as taboo are becoming acceptable and commonplace.
As families become more aware of the importance of protecting their wealth for future generations, estate and succession planning solutions are becoming increasingly vital. With our robust global network and deep bench of expertise, we remain dedicated to helping families ensure that their wealth is transferred in a way that is fair, transparent, and legal.
How can we help you?
Families can be complex, with diverse needs and interests, often spanning generations and different countries.
Whatever success means to you, we can help.
- Buying your first property
- Starting a business
- Inheriting family wealth
- Investing and structuring wealth
- Marriage, pre-nups, post-nups and cohabitation agreements
- Choosing where to live
- Buying or selling property
- Bringing together assets, considering international issues
- Creating wills and estate plans
- Pension planning
Expanding families and business interests
- Having children, surrogacy, adoption, stepchildren
- Updating your will
- Developing and operating your business
- Relocating or expanding your home
- Planning for education
- Supporting your business activities
- Children's marriage and protecting family wealth
- Divorce and separation advice
- Grandchildren and asset planning
- Family governance planning and engaging with the next generation
- Planning for increasing business seniority and succession
- Selling your business, vesting shares
- Charitable giving
- Retirement and business succession
- Inheritance planning, potentially across multiple generations
- Philanthropy and foundations
- Buying property abroad
- Capacity issues and care funding
19 January 2024 | Article
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Ensuring family is protected and provided for motivates us all to prepare for the future. Each family has its own needs and in a fast-changing world, with many families based across several locations, it can be challenging to address all of the risks and complexities.
With the right guidance, planning for tomorrow can deliver long term protection.
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