Ian has been a partner at Stephenson Harwood since 1988. He is also 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, and 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 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 of Real Estate China (International & Hong Kong Firms)’ by Chambers Asia-Pacific from 2009 to 2018, and a ‘Leading Individual of Private Client/Wealth Management’ by ChambersHigh Net Worth Guide in 2017. Ian has been identified as a ‘Recommended Lawyer in Real Estate, and Tax and Trusts’ by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific in 2017. Also, Ian has been mentioned in The Legal 500 in the last few years for Real Estate, as well as for Private Client/Wealth Management in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific in 2013, 2014 and 2018, and Tax Directors Handbook in 2014 and 2018. He speaks English and Cantonese. He is a full member of STEP and a Family Firm Institute certificate holder in family business advising and family wealth advising.