Tim George

Partner | Hong Kong

Tim is a senior partner in the private client and tax team.

He advises high net worth individuals and families in relation to succession planning, particularly those with complex international affairs.

Tim’s expertise includes advising entrepreneurs in relation to the structuring of their businesses, considering issues including business continuity, succession, investment treaty planning and remuneration strategies; advising families in relation to the protection of their wealth, using trusts, foundations, partnerships, companies and funds; assisting with the establishment and operation of family offices; defining sophisticated strategies for individuals moving between jurisdictions; and advising in relation to multi-jurisdictional estate planning with single or multiple wills.

Tim is consistently recognised as a Leading Individual by Legal 500, being described as ‘business-minded and collaborative’, ‘one of the go to persons for advice in Asia’ and ‘the first choice for ultra-high-net-worth individuals with a truly global asset base.’ He is named as a leading private wealth practitioner in Chambers’ HNW Guide 2021-2022 and is a recommended private client lawyer in Who’s Who Legal Global Guide 2021. He was also previously named Citywealth’s Wealth Professional of the Year and appeared in Tax Journal’s 40 under 40.

Secretary Erny Sendjaja


Tim is described as ‘the first choice for ultra-high-net-worth individuals with a truly global asset base.’

Legal 500 UK 2016

The very practical Tim George provides clear but comprehensive responses.

Legal 500 UK, 2018

Tim George is excellent with clients and is able to articulate complex issues in a clear and engaging way. He is [also] great at coming up with sensible solutions to complex trust-company structures.

Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2020

Tim is very helpful, so when I have UK questions I can always go to him.

Chambers High Net Worth, 2021

Tim George is very knowledgeable and his advice remains within the bounds of what will be readily accepted by the tax authorities, which is what I want.

Chambers HNW 2022, China

Track record





Advised the Chief Minister’s Department of the States of Jersey in relation to the changes to Jersey’s regime for attracting high net worth individuals.

Advised a telecoms tycoon with regard to the restructuring of his operational business to ensure long term business continuity was compatible with his succession planning objectives.

Created a private trust company structure for a billionaire with diverse business and sporting assets.

England and Wales, 2002

“”:https://www.withersworldwide.com/en-gb/insight/uk-residential-property-a-window-of-opportunity’Post IPO. Post inheritance. What next for the newly wealthy?’, May 2021, co-author

Co-author of McCutcheon on Inheritance Tax.

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

‘Global Positioning Service (GPS) Webinar: Your guide to global mobility issues and considerations’, Apr 2022



  • English





Hong Kong

30/F United Centre,

95 Queensway

View Office

Meet the team