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This webcast will explore and discuss the the recent major technical amendments and explain why they will result in more Hong Kong law trusts.
Speaker Bill Ahern was admitted as a solicitor in Brisbane, in 1980, where he specialized in tax planning and tax litigation. In 1984, he acquired the only legal practice in Norfolk Island, a tax-free external territory of Australia.
In 1987, Bill joined Hong Kong law firm Deacons to build its tax practice. He became a partner in 1990, following his admission as a solicitor in both Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. He remained there until 1994, when he returned to Australia, where he maintained strong links with Hong Kong through representing a Jersey-based trust company in Asia, and through his continued representation of a number of Hong Kong-based clients. In early 1999, Bill returned to Hong Kong full-time as a Consultant to law firm Lea & White, to build on his wide experience in Hong Kong revenue law, trust law and regional tax planning, including offshore aspects of Australian tax law. In October 2000, he joined an international trust company in Hong Kong as Director, Trust & Legal Affairs. In December 2002, Bill joined HSBC Private Bank to head up Wealth and Tax Advisory Services Asia (WTASA); its tax consultancy arm. In June 2008, Bill established his own consultancy, Family Capital Conservation, specializing in advising clients and institutions in multi-jurisdictional tax and succession planning and family governance. Bill is a regular lecturer on the international private client conference circuit, a member of the STEP Council and a member of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law.
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