Katie is a partner in the private client and tax team.
She moved from the London office to Hong Kong in 2010, and is currently the regional divisional leader for the APAC private client and tax team. Her practice involves tax, trust and estate planning for wealthy international families.
She has particular expertise in assisting clients with the establishment of private trust company structures and related fiduciary and governance issues. Katie has advised a number of families in relation to the creation and ongoing running of single family offices.
Katie is currently Chair of STEP’s Hong Kong Branch, and is also named as a leading individual for private client/wealth management in Chambers HNW 2016-2022 and Legal 500 2023, Citywealth’s 2016-2018 IFC Powerwomen Top 200 list and Citywealth’s 2018 to 2021 Leading Private Client Lawyers list. She is recognised by Chambers HNW as an expert in UK tax issues for non-resident clients in the region as well as Asian families with connections to the UK. She "really understands the fabric of the private client market in Hong Kong".
Katie Graves is known for her expertise in UK tax issues for non-resident clients in the region as well as Asian families with connections to the UK. One source praises her for being 'a real expert at UK tax and advisory work,' while another notes that "she really knows her stuff in this area.' She also advises on complex trust structures, including Shari'a-compliant trusts, and is further praised by peers for "really understanding the fabric of the private client market in Hong Kong.'
She is known for dealing with trusts and wills and succession planning around the world. She has a classic private wealth practice. Katie has a good bedside manner and is technically very sound.
Katie Graves advises high net worth families and individuals on trust, tax and estate planning matters. She routinely advises Asian families that have assets in the UK, and a source says she is very highly thought of in the market" and "covers those aspects very well.
She is extremely seasoned and highly experienced in UK matters.
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