WealthBriefingAsia’s Hong Kong Awards recognise leading experts, products and services in the private banking and wealth management industry in Greater China. Withers received the Effective Legal Team Award demonstrating the excellent legal service that the firm provides in the private wealth sector. Withers also collected awards in other categories with Mimi Hutton, Of Counsel, winning the Lifetime Achievement Award and Tim Burns, Registered Foreign Lawyer, receiving the Rising Star Award. The firm was also nominated as a finalist for ‘Philanthropy Offering’, ‘Leading Individual’ and ‘Women in Wealth Management (Individual Contribution)’, making Withers the only law firm that received six nominations at the event.
WealthBriefingAsia Hong Kong Awards highlight the excellence of advisors and managers in the private wealth sector in Greater China with a special focus on independence, integrity and genuine insight. The awards were judged by a panel of highly respected private bankers and trusted advisors.
Marcus Dearle, Withers’ Office Managing Director Asia commented:
“We are delighted with the recognition that WealthBriefingAsia has given to Withers. Together, these three awards show that we have an exceptionally strong team on all levels. Mimi Hutton, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award, has more than 30 years’ experience advising in Asia on charities, philanthropy, trusts and tax issues. Tim Burns, winner of the Rising Star Award, has, since he joined the firm in 2007, proved himself to be an brilliant lawyer focusing on US and international tax planning for trusts, individuals, partnerships and corporations.”
Sharon Ser, Withers’ Senior Regional Partner Asia added:
“We couldn’t have had a better start to 2014. The growing demand for Withers’ services in high-profile cross-jurisdiction cases has led to a number of new hires to our family law team and our corporate practice. WealthBriefingAsia’s Hong Kong Awards, together with other prestigious awards we have won this year, further demonstrates our position as the leading law firm for the private banking and wealth management community.”
Withers advises successful individuals, families and institutions across a range of legal issues globally and the awards acknowledge the firm’s excellence in achievement, expertise and service.
The WealthBriefingAsia Hong Kong Awards 2014 were held at the Four Seasons in Hong Kong on 5 June 2014.