Ugo Privitera

Registered Foreign Lawyer

Ugo is a senior associate in the private client and tax team of the Hong Kong office and is a dual qualified English Solicitor and Italian lawyer (avvocato).

He mainly advises high net worth individuals, families, trustees and fiduciaries on international succession, tax, trust and estate planning, investment structuring and probate as well as on complex cross-border inheritance matters with common law and civil law angles.

He is an expert in EU Regulations affecting private individuals, such as the Succession Regulation and the Matrimonial Property Regimes Regulations.

Ugo joined the London office of the firm in 2010 and, up to August 2014, worked with the UK Italian Desk on matters with a main Italian angle. As an avvocato, he built a significant expertise on investments in the Italian real estate market, tax and succession issues, corporate and commercial deals. He then focussed on private client and tax matters, and, as a solicitor, has acquired extensive international expertise in that area. He relocated to the Hong Kong office in March 2019.

Secrétaire Erny Sendjaja


We greatly appreciate the professionalism and knowledge offered on this complicated matter.


I found Ugo very responsive, with a ton of energy, creative, approachable and candid, thoughtful. I always felt comfortable and confident that I was in the right hands and enjoyed the interaction very much.






Assisting a high net-worth individual’s family with assets in Hong Kong, Thailand, the BVI, the US and the Cayman Islands, in relation to his family’s relocation to the UK from Hong Kong. The advice includes pre-immigration tax planning, as well as structuring a variety of complex investments with a view to achieving global tax efficiencies.

Assisting high net-worth individuals based in Hong Kong on efficiently structuring the acquisition of properties in the UK.

Assisting an ultra-high net worth family whose members are based in Hong Kong, India and the Philippines, and most of whom have overseas connections and assets, including in the UK, on succession and trust planning with a view to achieving efficient governance and global taxation.

Italy, 2013

England and Wales, 2017

Hong Kong (Registered Foreign Lawyer), 2019

‘The importance of planning ahead for property buyers seeking Multiple Dwelling Relief’, July 2021, Co-author

‘Increased scrutiny over tax planning makes it necessary for clients to pursue high-quality wealth planning advice’, July 2019, Author

‘Changing World of Trusts, Wealth Structures’, WealthBriefing, March 2019, commenter

Hong Kong Law Society (Registered Foreign Lawyer)

Solicitors Regulation Authority (Solicitor)

Italian Bar Association (Avvocato)

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

‘China subcontractors and logistic in the time of covid – useful tips for sourcing from China’, Confindustria Vicenza , Dec 2021

‘Preserving Wealth – What Owners, Entrepreneurs and Founders Need to Know’ - The French Chamber of Commerce, Oct 2021



  • English
  • Italian


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