HUANG, Lester SBS JP
P. C. Woo & Co.
Mr Huang’s practice began in the Firm’s Litigation Department where he conducted civil proceedings ranging from property disputes, defending claims of clinical negligence, sale of goods disputes, administrative actions, coroner and disciplinary proceedings and tax claims. Mr Huang has extensive experience in advising individuals and corporations and now oversees the Firm’s practice in private client and international trust matters. He works with major banks and providers of fiduciary services. In his professional practice, Mr Huang offers in-depth advice on estate planning for succession, creditor and spousal risk protection, and asset preservation. In implementing client plans to effect these intentions he uses a variety of instruments and vehicles including personal trusts, foundations, statutory corporations, on and offshore companies, cross boarder treaties and a host of other fiduciary services. His experience in planning extends from small single parent estates to very large estates of very high net worth individuals whose personal and business interests cover multi-jurisdictions, and involve regulators in several industrial sectors. Mr Huang is a principal contributor to the volume on Trusts in The Hong Kong Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents published in December 2012. Mr Huang also leads the Firm’s Education Section that regularly provides legal assistance to universities, schools, parent-teacher associations, charities and education personnel on all legal issues relating to the establishment and operation of universities and schools in Hong Kong. In addition, Mr Huang has held various senior positions, including Chairman of the Council of the City University of Hong Kong, Steward of The Hong Kong Jockey Club, Chairman of the Standing Committee on Language Education & Research, Chairman of the Hospital Governing Committee of Our Lady of Maryknoll Hospital, Non-Executive Director of the Securities and Futures Commission, Member of the Public Service Commission, Chairman of the Social Welfare Advisory Committee, Ex-officio Member of the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, Ex-officio Member of the Education Commission, Director of The Friends of Beida (Hong Kong) Limited, Past President of The Law Society of Hong Kong and Past President of LAWASIA.