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Asia Private Wealth & Trusts

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Our private client services team stands at the forefront of creating new and innovative trust solutions for high net worth individuals and families.


With particular emphasis on the creation of trusts to hold family trading and investment companies, our Hong Kong and Singapore offices serve as key jurisdictions in East and South East Asia. We provide unparalleled expertise for both BVI and Cayman law involving cross-border capital flows.

Our team provides trust solutions that are tailored to a client’s individual needs and range from a simple trust to hold assets for one family generation, to a complex trust designed to last for multiple generations. We have developed particular expertise in creating trusts, frequently using the VISTA (BVI), STAR (Cayman), and the Cyprus International Trust regimes, with an emphasis on the unique needs and requirements of wealthy private clients from Asia and other global centres.



  • Family trusts
  • Private trust companies
  • Purpose trusts
  • Advice on trust regulation
  • International wills
  • International estate administration



Harneys’ Asia team continues to expand each year with 36 lawyers currently practising in Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai and Japan. Our clients always receive unmatched and distinctive legal counsel and services from Asia’s leading offshore...Read More

Trusts & Estates

Harneys’ Trusts & Estates practice advises individual and commercial clients on the establishment, administration and structuring of all types of BVI, Cayman Islands and Cyprus trusts.Read More


Lisa Pearce
Lisa Pearce

Henno Boshoff
Henno Boshoff

Senior Associate

Articles & Updates

New revision of Trusts legislation in Cayman 
Three key facts about International Financial Centres 
Is it time to push the envelope (or unwind the trust)? 
The BVI: Corporate evolution serving global commerce 


Purpose Trusts: an overview 
Succession planning for your BVI company shares 
BVI Trusts - an overview 
Private Trust Companies: an overview 
VISTA Trusts – an overview