Lian Fang

Lian Fang: Attorney with Withers LLP
  • Partner at Withers LLP (421 Attorneys)
  • 20/F, Gloucester Tower, The Landmark, 15 Queen's Road, Hong Kong, China 00000
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Lian is a partner in the private client and tax team.

Lian’s practice focuses on sophisticated tax and wealth planning matters for high net worth individuals and their families, both in a cross border context as well as in US domestic planning matters. She advises clients in the creation and administration of wealth planning structures that are tax efficient while reflecting long term goals in the protection and succession of wealth in multi-generational families. She also provides advice to individuals with various US connections, such as making gifts to US family members, preparing for migration to the United States, expatriation from the United States, investment in the United States or coming into compliance with US tax and reporting obligations


‘Trust, Asset Protection and Succession Planning for Chinese HNWI s,’ The 4th Investment Summit co-organized by Pinabase and Horizon Family Office (Omaha, Nebraska) - May 2017, presenter

‘Trust, Asset Protection and Succession Planning for Chinese HNWI s and Investors,’ GaoSheng Wealth Holdings Group (New York) - February 2017, presenter

‘Tax Issues of Studying in the United States and Asset Protection,’ Morgan Stanley (New York), - October 2016

‘US Tax and Succession Planning for Chinese Business Owners and Executives,’ US-China Council (New York) - April 2015, co-presenter

‘Study in the United States - Tax Implications and Assets Protection,’ New York Private Bank and Trust (New York) - January 2015, presenter

‘US Pre-Immigration Tax Planning,’ 5th Offshore Investment Conference (Shanghai) - June 2014, presenter

‘Planning Opportunities in Asia,’ The 20th World Offshore Convention (New York) - November 2013, co-presenter

‘Planning for US Family Members and Investments,’ UBS (Hong Kong) - September, 2013, co-presenter

‘Moving to/Investing in the US: What You Need to Know,’ Bank of Singapore (Shanghai) - August 2013, presenter

‘Planning for US Persons and Investments,’ SPT Energy (New York) - August 2013, presenter

‘Planning for US Persons and Investments’ and ‘Pre-Immigration US Tax Planning,’ Bank of Singapore (Beijing, Shanghai and Taipei) - March - May 2013, co-presenter

‘Pre-Immigration Tax Planning,’ CITIC Bank (Hong Kong) - June 2012, presenter

‘Investment in US Real Property by Non-US Persons - US Federal Tax Overview & Planning Techniques,’ Various banks and intermediaries (Withers Hong Kong) - October 2011, presenter

‘U.S. Taxation of Foreign Persons - Some Useful Planning Tools,’ Cass Business School (London) - May 2011, presenter




‘Tackling Tax Treaties - How double taxation agreements can reduce your tax liability,’ China Economic Review - Summer 2012, co-author

‘Winning at Monopoly - If you’re planning to purchase a home in the UK or US think through the tax and estate-planning implications,’ Finance Asia - November 2011, co-autho

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Families and family offices
  • High-net-worth individuals
  • China

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
212 848 9867  Phone
212 824 4267  Fax
Law School Attended:
Nanjing University, LL.B.; Nanjing University, LL.M.; Columbia University School of Law, LL.M.; Columbia University School of Law, J.D.
Year of First Admission:
1997, China; 2008, New York


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English; Mandarin
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