Angela Law

Special Counsel | Hong Kong

Angela is a special counsel in our litigation and arbitration team.

Angela has a broad litigation and dispute resolution practice and has over a decade of experience in handling a wide range of civil and commercial litigation and disputes, including banking, regulatory, contractual, tort, corporate, probate, trust and estate administration and mental health, elder and capacity law related matters. She has extensive experience acting for banks, companies, trustees, personal representatives, family offices and high net worth individuals in highly contentious cases.

Angela has represented financial institutions in a number of mis-selling cases, advised Hong Kong listed companies on corporate and contractual disputes and participated in some of the most high profile trust and estate administration cases and family disputes before the Hong Kong and offshore courts. In addition, she has represented clients in applications under Part II of the Mental Health Ordinance (Cap. 136).

Prior to joining Withers in 2019, she was a senior associate in the Hong Kong office of a magic circle law firm.

Secretary Penny Chow

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Angela is an excellent lawyer with a thorough understanding of the legal issues who gives clear and practical advice. She gives thoughtful guidance on the possible implications of various courses of action. Her dedication to the case and sympathetic attitude have been much appreciated. We would not hesitate to recommend her.

A high net worth individual

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Represented high net worth clients in an application under Part II of the Mental Health Ordinance (Cap. 136); advised clients on issues relating to an enduring power of attorney made under the Enduring Power of Attorney Ordinance (Cap. 501).

Advised executors on the ongoing administration of an estate; and represented executors in a directions application made pursuant to Order 85 of the Rules of High Court.

Advised a high net worth client on disputes relating to various family trusts, including a directions application brought by the trustee in offshore court proceedings.

England & Wales, 2011

Hong Kong, 2009

New South Wales, Australia, 2006

Ways to pass on wealth to the next generation, Hong Kong Lawyer, Co-author, March 2021

Angela Law: Ways to pass on wealth to the next generation, Hong Kong Economic Journal, Co-author, March 2021

Managing incapacity in Hong Kong’s ageing population, Withers, Co-author, January 2020Planning

Member of the Mental Health, Elder and Capacity Law Sub-Committee, Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners, Hong Kong Branch 2020

Affiliate Member of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners 2019

Accredited General Mediator of HKMAAL, 2014

Accredited General Mediator of HKIAC, 2014

‘Weatherproofing family trusts to withstand a typhoon’, Withers - 28 November 2019, panelist

‘Protecting your assets and preparing for the future’, Withers - 8 November 2019, speaker

‘Financial Issues in Divorce and Practical Tips on handling divorce and family trust related cases’, Lex Omnibus - 25 September 2019, speaker

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  • Cantonese
  • English

Dates


Joined

2019

Hong Kong

30/F United Centre,

95 Queensway

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