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Legal Services for Individuals

Whether you’re making a will, buying property, getting married or divorced, good legal advice can make all the difference.

Whatever your legal matter, the team at C. P. Lin & Co. provide expert, professional support, always putting your needs and desires first. 

Our legal services for individuals and private clients include not just family law, wills and property matters, but also more specialist areas such as complex wealth planning and structuring, philanthropy and art law. We assist individual and families with matters in Hong Kong, mainland China and overseas.

Our expertise covers the following practice areas:

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Enduring Power of Attorney & Guardianship

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Wills, Estates & Wealth Planning

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Family Law

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Charities & Non-Profit



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Inheritance & Trust Disputes

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Japan Desk

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Notary Public & China Attestation

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Trust & Wealth Structuring


Art Law

Private Client Services


  • Establish a private fund or commercial trust so that your family can participate in institutionalised investment opportunities

  • Set up and structure your family trust to manage the transfer of day-to-day operations to the younger generation, with appropriate checks and balances

  • Structure wills to ensure assets are distributed as desired, while minimising the risk of challenges and disputes

  • Ensure robust arrangements when family members have different nationalities or residential statuses – and when those statuses may change

  • Protect and maximise the value of international asset portfolios

  • Resolve any disputes which may arise from inheritance, separation or divorce, while protecting the assets and the reputation of the family.

Successful families and individuals face unique challenges in managing their affairs. 

High net worth individuals and families have to consider not only their need for effective tax structures and asset protection, but also the dynamics of changing family relationships and succession between generations. Many families have members who live and work internationally, which adds to planning complexity.

At C. P. Lin & Co., we have been advising private clients on all aspects of wealth management, succession and family law for decades. We draw on our experience to:

Our Experience

Recent matters handled by our private client services team include:

  • Advice on wealth planning issues for high net worth individuals and families with significant domestic and international assets

  • Establishing family trusts and foundations

  • Preparing wills for Hong Kong and overseas individuals with complex asset holding structure and overseas assets

  • Preparing enduring powers of attorney and medical directives

  • Representing executors and administrators of a high net worth estate for application at the Probate Registry of Hong Kong

  • Resealing of a complex overseas grant in Hong Kong and overseas, requiring highly technical liaison with overseas counsels and the High Court of Hong Kong

  • Advice to stakeholders of an ultra-high net worth family on inheritance and probate disputes within complex asset holding structures 

We understand that every private client has different needs.
Please contact us to discuss your issues and concerns in more detail.

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