Alex Chung

Associate | Hong Kong

Alex is an associate in our private client and tax team.

Dual qualified in Hong Kong and New York, Alex focuses his practice on trust and estate planning, estate administration and US taxation.

Alex has considerable experience in advising high net worth individuals (including those with US connections) on the establishment and restructuring of their family trusts. He also assists high net worth individuals with preparing their estate plans (often with cross-border elements). Alex is also experienced in advising individuals in relation to their relinquishment of US citizenship or green card and their pre-US immigration planning, as well as those who are looking to invest in US real estate. He also assists individuals with coming into compliance with their US tax and reporting obligations.

Alex’s Hong Kong law practice also covers drafting wills, trusts and enduring powers of attorney for individuals. Alex also has considerable experience in assisting personal representatives on obtaining grants of probate and letters of administration in Hong Kong, as well as working with foreign counsel in relation to the administration of estates in overseas jurisdictions. He has also assisted clients with setting up a trust company in Hong Kong (including dealing with the relevant registration and TCSP licensing requirements), as well as assisting independent trust companies with preparing their precedent trust deeds.

Alex has received the "Wealth Management Rising Star Under 40" Award at the Sixth Annual Greater China WealthBriefingAsia Awards 2021. He has also recently been recognised in the Citywealth’s 2021 "Top 100 Private Client Lawyers" list. He was also shortlisted as a Finalist for the "Young Practitioner of the Year (30 or Under)" Award at the 15th Annual STEP Private Client Awards 2020. Alex received the "Lawyer of the Year - IFC - Associate" Silver Award at the Citywealth Future Leaders Awards 2019, in addition to being named in the Citywealth’s "2019 Future Leaders Top 100: Super Advisors" list. Alex was also awarded the "Private Wealth Lawyer of the Year (Hong Kong)" Award in Finance Monthly FinTech Awards 2019.

Alex is currently a member of the Wills and Estates Sub-committee of STEP Hong Kong Branch.

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Advising on the establishment and restructuring of family trusts and assisting independent trust companies with preparing their precedent trust deeds for their clients looking to set up Hong Kong trusts.

Assisting individuals with preparing their estate plans (often with cross-border elements).

Assisting personal representatives with obtaining Hong Kong grants of probate or letters of administration, and working with foreign counsel in relation to the administration of estates in other jurisdictions including Singapore, the United States, the United Kingdom and the British Virgin Islands.

New York State, 2017

Hong Kong, 2016

Associate Member, The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

Wills, probates, trusts and EPA, Oct 2021

Education


Languages


  • Cantonese
  • English
  • Mandarin

Dates


Joined

2019

Recognition


Hong Kong

30/F United Centre,

95 Queensway

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