Wei Zhang

Partner | Hong Kong


Secretary Emily Yau

 

Track record

Pre-IPO trust structuring

Represented the founder of a significant international company with PRC business operations in relation to pre-IPO trust structuring, taking into account US tax and PRC tax considerations.

Family trust structures

Represented the co-founders of a leading Internet company in establishing their respective family trust structures, modifying the existing trust structures and providing the corresponding tax advice.

Venture capital fund founder

Represented the founder of a renowned venture capital fund in setting up the offshore and US trust structures, and advising on the related taxation matters.

Social media platform company

Represented a well-known social media platform company in the creation of an employee benefits trust.

Trust advice for an asset management business

Represented the founder of a renowned asset management company in establishing a private trust company and a family trust structure.

Founder of a leading online shopping platform

Represented a founder of a leading online shopping platform on tax and wealth planning prior to US tax residency.

Offshore trust

Represented a founder of an internet company in the creation of an offshore trust, the restructuring of a US domestic trust, the creation of a US qualified charitable organisation, in light of various tax and succession issues.

Founder of internet company

Represented the founder of an Internet company in matters related to emigrating from Hong Kong to the US, including pre-immigrant trusts, exit strategies in relation to the existing business and investment structures (which involve legal matters in the British Virgin Islands and Hong Kong), proper identities for visa purposes, and solutions that tackle long-standing tax compliance issues.

Talks

  • 'Planning ahead of Biden's tax proposal' - 9 September, 2021, co-presenter

  • 'Tax planning in the next US administration (Mandarin session)' - 21 January, 2021, co-presenter

  • 'What's next: 2021 foresight for individuals with US-Asia Pacific ties'- January 13, 2020, co-presenter

  • 'China, Hong Kong and Singapore: Succession and Estate Planning - An Overview', STEP London - 4 October 2017, co-presenter

  • 'Family Law in China and Implications on Wealth Planning', STEP Hong Kong - 22 February 2017, co-presenter