Ian has been a partner at Stephenson Harwood since 1988. He is a partner and is head of the private wealth group in Greater China. Ian has a wide range of experience of advising individuals and families in Hong Kong on a variety of issues ranging from preparing wills, advising families on complex trust structures, philanthropic, succession and estate planning objectives.
He also has experience in all property related transactions, including advising on acquisitions and dispositions of property (residential, commercial and industrial) in Hong Kong and the People’s Republic of China, acting for both listed and private companies in joint developments, acquisitions, sales by way of tender, public auction and private treaty, financing arrangements and leases.
He has been recognised as a ‘Leading Individual in Real Estate (International Firms), China’ by Chambers Asia Pacific from 2009 to 2014. Ian has been mentioned in The Legal 500 in the past few years for Real Estate, as well as for Private Client/Wealth Management in The Legal 500 in 2013 and 2014, and Tax Directors Handbook in 2014. He speaks English and Cantonese. He is a full member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and a FFI (Family Firm Institute) Certificate Holder in Family Business Advising and Family Wealth Advising.