Withers wins Private Wealth Law Firm of the Year award at ALB Hong Kong Awards 2022

Firm News 13 September 2022 Experience

Withers wins Private Wealth Law Firm of the Year award at ALB Hong Kong Awards 2022

Withers has been named ‘Private Wealth Law Firm of the Year’ at the 21st Kingfisher ALB Hong Kong Law Awards ceremony held at Hong Kong Island Shangri-La and The Ritz-Carlton. The full-service private client and tax team in Hong Kong was recognised for its depth of expertise and experience in advising high net worth individuals, their families and their advisers, including family offices. Withers advises more than 35% of individuals and families listed in Forbes’ Hong Kong Rich List and more than a third of Southeast Asia’s billionaires.

Private client and tax partner Katie Graves comments: “Our private client and tax team is committed to providing an excellent service to our clients and continuing to strive to be the leading practice in Asia. We are grateful to ALB for this award and to our clients and friends for their feedback and unwavering support.”

Family partner Jocelyn Tsao was named ‘Young Lawyer of the Year’ – truly a testament to the firm’s commitment towards cultivating the next generation of young lawyers. At 38, she has earned the distinction of being one of the youngest lawyers to head the matrimonial team in Hong Kong. Jocelyn has been involved in some of the most high-profile cases to come before the courts in Hong Kong, one of which is the landmark case before the Court of First Instance where same-sex parents may now apply to have equal parental rights over their children. A highly sought-after thought leader in the family law space, Jocelyn has written numerous articles for publications including South China Morning Post, AroundDB, Expat Living and HKET; and has been interviewed by publications such as Tatler, HKET, HKEJ, and HK01.

Jocelyn comments: “I am thankful to ALB Hong Kong for this recognition, and to my clients for their invaluable support. It is my privilege to be entrusted with leading one of the largest matrimonial teams in the Asia-Pacific region, and to be able to guide high-net-worth individuals and families in their family-related legal needs.”

Withers is also shortlisted in the following categories:

  • Matrimonial and Family Law Firm of the Year
  • Real Estate Law Firm of the Year
  • Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year

The ALB Hong Kong Law Awards is one of the pre-eminent legal awards, and ALB’s biggest and longest-running awards in Asia. These awards pay tribute to the outstanding performance and the excellent achievements of Hong Kong’s leading law firms and lawyers.