Withersworldwide has appointed private client and tax team partner Wei Zhang as managing director of its Hong Kong office, as of July 2022.
With Wei’s appointment, the firm lives up to its track record in appointing women to leadership roles, with 45 percent of its global partnership and half of its partnership board made up of women.
She joins the ranks of a growing number of women leaders at the firm, alongside CEO Margaret Robertson in the UK, Chairperson Justine Markovitz in Switzerland, and Managing Partner Deborah Barker, SC in Singapore. Moreover, Wei’s appointment has made her the youngest Managing Director among Withers’ 17 global offices.
Wei’s practice focused on sophisticated tax and wealth planning matters for high-net-worth individuals, their families and fiduciaries. She often advises individuals with residences, assets, as well as wealth planning vehicles in multiple jurisdictions, and she also advises individuals who are either migrating to, expatriating from or investing in the US, or looking to come into compliance with US tax and reporting obligations.
“Businesses in Asia continue to expand, and we are seeing a marked surge in demand for high quality legal services. Hong Kong’s role as an international legal hub and its close integration with Greater China will embrace further opportunities. With strong foundations for this growth, I am confident that we can continue to build on our successes and drive our strategic vision forward to service our clients as they seek opportunities around the world,” Wei said.