Joanna is a qualified solicitor in New Zealand and Hong Kong. She practiced for 13 years and was previously a partner for international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills. In July 2020 she made the career jump to be our managing director in Hong Kong.
Joanna has spent her entire career helping clients protect and grow their assets, whether through on or offshore corporate, trust or foundation structures. She also has experience and expertise in pre-IPO planning, pension and other retirement planning, and philanthropy. Acting for individuals, families, single and multi-family offices, and intermediaries looking to assist their clients, Joanna is familiar with most Asian jurisdictions, as well as those further afield which are also of interest to her clients including the USA, Canada, UK, Europe and United Arab Emirates.
Joanna is presently Chair of the Society of Trust and Estate Planning in Hong Kong.