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Family Law
HOW WE CAN HELP REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE ACCOLADES

In advising on both the financial and consequential tax implications of both pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, we recognize their multi-jurisdictional issues. Our Greater China offices and our long-standing extensive network of family practices in many applicable jurisdictions enable us to provide a one-stop solution.

As a full-service firm, we provide integrated advice in other disciplines covering trust, tax, corporate structure and real estate. Our award-winning litigation and dispute resolution practice would help navigate you to optimal solutions.

HOW WE CAN HELP
DIVORCE AND JUDICIAL SEPARATION
  • Handle divorce from petition to final decree, with different domicile and residency. Counsel to matrimonial mediation and enforceable separation agreement
TRUST
  • Counsel to wealth planning and the setting up of trust for families, and advise on consequences of breakdown of relationship and divorce for a trust
FINANCIAL APPLICATIONS
  • Strategically obtain the appropriate financial relief at all stages, including ancillary relief like maintenance pending suit; assets tracing order; worldwide freezing order and enforcement; and appropriate provisions for children
  • Provide holistic advice on handling and dealing assets spanning in different jurisdictions, and for different forms of assets from landed properties to NFTs, with our multi-jurisdictional reach. We take care of the tax implications resulting therefrom
PRE-NUPTIAL AND POSTNUPTIAL AGREEMENTS
  • Counsel to proposed agreements to ensure enforceability in different applicable jurisdictions
PARENTAGE ISSUES
  • Counsel to all aspects of parentage issues arising from surrogacy and other upcoming human reproductive technology. We work with modern families and we are experienced with the newer issues arising from such alternative parenting and changing of status quo
COHABITATION
  • Advise on the proper valuation and distribution of the controlling stake in a listed company in a divorce case
  • Advise on division and selection mechanism of a HKD1 billion worth antique collection built up during marriage
  • Obtain an uplift in the award for the ex-wife based on the potential sale and redevelopment value of landed properties distributed to the ex-husband
  • Act for a disinherited widow in reclaiming ownership over real properties of more than HKD200 million against the step-son of the husband by disputing the validity of will and seeking recognition of ownership by constructive trust
  • Counsel to founder of a real estate group in formulating strategy against non-cooperative discretionary trustee holding the controlling stake in the family business
  • Counsel to couples with property issues and financial matters arising from cohabitation and other arrangements, distribution and disputes in breakdown of relationship
CARE, CONTROL AND CUSTODY
  • Handle child arrangement orders and custody disputes, including parental child abduction cases

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE
  • Advise on the proper valuation and distribution of the controlling stake in a listed company in a divorce case
  • Advise on division and selection mechanism of a HKD1 billion worth antique collection built up during marriage
  • Obtain an uplift in the award for the ex-wife based on the potential sale and redevelopment value of landed properties distributed to the ex-husband
  • Act for a disinherited widow in reclaiming ownership over real properties of more than HKD200 million against the step-son of the husband by disputing the validity of will and seeking recognition of ownership by constructive trust
  • Counsel to founder of a real estate group in formulating strategy against non-cooperative discretionary trustee holding the controlling stake in the family business
WHAT OTHERS SAY
"Just two words reflect my experience with Vivien: Skills and Heart"
~ Matteo Scalietti
"Vivien and her team handles every file with care. The quality and professionalism stands out from her competitors."
~ Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
ACCOLADES
CORPHUB HONG KONG'S MOST OUTSTANDING BUSINESS AWARDS
Greater China's Most Outstanding Full-Service Law Firm of the Year 2022
CORPHUB HONG KONG'S MOST OUTSTANDING BUSINESS AWARDS

Greater China's Most Trusted Legal Consulting Services
of the Year 2021
WHO’S WHO LEGAL
Thought Leaders 2021 and 2022
China and Hong Kong
Ms Vivien Chan
BENCHMARK LITIGATION ASIA-PACIFIC RANKING

Notable Domestic Firm for Private Client 2020

Hong Kong
CHINA BUSINESS LAW JOURNAL
China's Elite 100 Lawyers (Foreign Firm) 2020
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