Mimi Hutton

Of counsel

Mimi is of counsel in the private client team and tax team.

She has over 30 years’ experience advising on global tax, trust and estate planning matters, charities and philanthropy matters, and US and Hong Kong trust and tax matters for individuals, families and financial institutions. She is a Hong Kong and US qualified lawyer and her expertise also covers strategic estate and charitable planning. She is recognised by Chambers HNW 2017 as a standout private client specialist who is "one of the great lawyers in her field" and "an excellent adviser for HNW clients.". Mimi also holds the Financial Times Non-Executive Director Diploma Asia.

Mimi advises Asian families on a wide range of private client matters. She advises Asian clients on the creation of charitable structures and on their ongoing philanthropy. She also advises charities on tax and structuring and governance matters. She works with clients who have US family members, who are investing in the US, moving to the US or expatriating. She also advises in connection with international probate matters where the estate owns US assets and/or has US beneficiaries. She assists clients who have US citizenship or green card status on trust and estate planning strategies.

Mimi is named as a leading individual for private client/wealth management in the Chambers Asia Pacific Directory 2017, Citywealth 2016, 2017 and 2018 IFC Powerwomen Top 200 list and Citywealth 2018 Leading Lawyers list. She has also been recommended as a leading private client lawyer in Who’s Who Legal.


A private client specialist with …. a prestigious list of high-net-worth individual and family clients’

Asia Pacific Legal 500

A well-respected wealth management lawyer in Greater China.

Chambers Asia

She has a warm professional manner and is widely respected by lawyers and bankers in Hong Kong. She is skilled in advising multiple generations of a family on trust and estate matters. More recently, she has focused on advising families in the creation of personal foundations and tax-efficient ways of supporting their philanthropic activities and interests. She is very experienced in this area.

Chambers HNW 2016, China

She was one of the first lawyers in Hong Kong to specialise in advising high net worth families, particularly those with family members who were US citizens, on tax, trust and estate planning matters.

Chambers HNW 2016, China

She is excellent. She is a very, very well-respected private client lawyer in Hong Kong. She is technically first-rate and has got so much experience. She is terribly well-respected, very nice, very wise and very reassuring. Lots of plus points there.

Chambers HNW 2018, China

She has been well respected for many years in the Hong Kong professional community, adding that she has a particular emphasis on charitable planning for family wealth groups. A long-time practitioner in the Hong Kong market, Hutton is now based in New York.

Chambers HNW, 2020


American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

STEP Philanthropy Group



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