Silvia On is a partner in the private wealth team at Stephenson Harwood based in Hong Kong. She advises individuals and families on their succession and estate planning needs. Her experience ranges from drafting wills for individuals to setting up complex structures for families. In particular, she has helped a number of wealthy families set up trust structures to hold the family’s wealth and to achieve the family’s succession needs. She also has worked with and assisted family offices on a variety of matters, including helping one family set up a number of different trust structures to hold the family’s diversified assets and achieve the family’s philanthropic objectives. She also advises Hong Kong charities and advises on the setting up of Hong Kong charities.
She has been identified as an Associate to Watch by Chambers Asia-Pacific (now Chambers Global High Net Worth Guide) for Private Client/Wealth Management (International Firms) from 2013 to 2017, and Up and Coming in 2018. Also, from 2013 to 2017, she was listed in the Citywealth Leaders List. Silvia was also featured in ‘The IFC Power Women Top 200’ by Citywealth from 2014 to 2017. Silvia was named as a Rising Star in the Spears Asia Index and Forty under Forty 2016 by Asia Legal Business. Silvia has also been listed in Who’s Who Legal: Private Client in 2016 and 2017. Silvia contributed the article ‘Considering a Trust in Pre-IPO Planning’ in the IPO Handbook for Hong Kong 2015 and contributed the article ‘Trusts are not bullet proof armour’ in The Journal of International Tax, Trust and Corporate Planning. Silvia was also invited to teach at the CEIBS Family Office Diploma Programme 2016 and 2017. She is also a fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants and an executive committee member of STEP’s Hong Kong branch.