Wei Zhang


Wei is a partner in the private client and tax team.

She focuses on sophisticated tax and wealth planning matters for high net worth individuals, their families and fiduciaries.

In cross-border planning contexts, she often advises individuals with residences, assets as well as wealth planning vehicles in multiple jurisdictions.

In addition, she also advises companies on the structuring and implementation of employee share trusts. In relation to US connection planning matters, she advises individuals who are either migrating to the US, expatriating from the US, investing in the US, or looking to come into compliance with US tax and reporting obligations. She also provides advice in relation to the creation and administration of wealth planning structures to protect and grow wealth in a tax efficient manner while reflecting the long term goals in the protection and succession of wealth in multi-generational families.

Wei has been quoted in the media numerous times (including WealthBriefing Asia, South China Morning Post, and the Hong Kong Economic Times). She is a regular speaker at wealth planning conferences in Asia, especially in Hong Kong and China, and provides training to financial institutions on wealth planning and tax related issues.

Wei is named as a leading private wealth practitioner in Chambers’ HNW Guide 2021-2022 and is also recognised as a leading individual in tax and trusts in Legal 500 2020-2022. She has been nominated as an ‘Ones to Watch’ individual in Legal Week’s Private Client Global Elite ranking in 2019 and has also won and mentioned in a number of industry awards (Wealthbriefing Asia, China Law & Practice).

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Wei Zhang is ‘extremely attuned to the expectations of our clients and also the nuances of the concerns which they may have’. She ‘well understands the benefits of doing planning in advance to protect clients wealth accumulation and to prevent surprises that the US tax system may have hiding’.

Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2020

Clients just love her service. She can explain very, very complicated matters in a concise and clear manner, and that means a lot for clients.

Chambers High Net Worth, 2020

Wei Zhang is experienced in US individual tax planning.

Chambers High Net Worth, 2021

Wei Zhang speaks Mandarin and she is key in meeting the demand from US immigrants who are from the PRC.

Chambers High Net Worth, 2021

Wei Zhang is very knowledgeable with a shining academic background. She is one of most experienced US tax lawyers in Hong Kong. Her background as a native Chinese means clients find her very easy to communicate with.

Chambers HNW 2022, China





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.

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.

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.

State of New York, 2011

State of Connecticut, 2011

State of California, 2016

Hong Kong, 2020

‘Considerations for estate planning in Hong Kong amidst the coronavirus pandemic’ - 13 Mar 2020, co-author

‘Green card holders should be aware of tax reporting requirements’, Hong Kong Economic Journal - October 2017, co-author

‘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



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