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Thursday 10 September 2020, 12:30 - 16:00

About this Webinar

This half-day workshop will deal with the following topics:

    - The latest development of family trust in China
    - From “Cash Trust” to “Equity Trust”
    - Rising needs for China onshore Foreign Grantor Trust & Non Resident Trust
    - The combination of onshore trust and offshore trust structure becoming popular for Chinese UHWIs.?
    - How does Chinese laws impact existing offshore trusts for Chinese families?
    - What should professional trust companies do if they have existing trust arrangements for Chinese families?”
    - The background of laws and regulations in relation to existing family trust in China
    - The influence of China's individual income tax reform on family trust
    - The newly issued Minutes of the Meeting on the Work of Civil and Commercial Trials in the National Courts enhancing the independence of trust property
    - Driving factors: Generation transition, transformation and upgrading, compliance enhancement
    - Tracking down of Chinese citizens abroad – compliance and enforcement
    - Interpretation of the global tax regulation
    - The influence for private wealth management according to newly adopted China Civil Code.
    - What is Circular 37?
    - What is the red-chip structure?
    - How does Circular 37 and the red-chip structure effect trust arrangements?
    - Different compliance requirement of Chinese law and listing rules for the arrangement of pre-IPO trusts and post-IPO trusts.
    Our panellists examine the broad considerations, as well as share their insights and experience on the practical steps.

Webinar Programme 

Webinar participants will be able to watch and listen to (via computer audio, recommended for security reasons or telephone line) the video presentation and Q&A discussion on their screens, receive a PDF copy of the presentation slides, as well as participate in the Q&A discussion by sending in your questions to the moderator via text using the built-in Q&A function.

12.30 – 12.40pm

Opening Remarks & Introduction
Ms Serene Lim – Associate Director, Hawksford Singapore


12.40 – 1.25pm

Dawn of Succession Planning in China
Mr Jacky Jiang – Founding Partner & Managing Director, Hefeng Family Office


1.25 – 2.10pm

Laws and Regulations
Ms Jennifer Zhang Xiaochu – Partner, Dentons Guangzhou

2.10 – 2.20pm


2.20 – 3.05pm

How Chinese Law Affects Specific Arrangements for Trusts
Ms Liu Kun – Partner, Commerce & Finance Law Offices


3.05 – 3.55pm

Q&A / Panel discussion

  • Mr Jacky Jiang – Founding Partner & Managing Director, Hefeng Family Office
  • Ms Jennifer Zhang Xiaochu – Partner, Dentons Guangzhou
  • Ms Liu Kun – Partner, Commerce & Finance Law Offices

Ms Goh Seow Chee – Managing Director, Aequitas Advisory Pte Ltd

3.55 – 4.00pm

Closing Remarks
Ms Serene Lim – Associate Director, Hawksford Singapore


About the Chairperson/Moderators/Panelists (alphabetically by surname)  

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Ms Goh Seow Chee – Managing Director, Aequitas Advisory Pte Ltd

Before starting Aequitas, Seow Chee has spent more than 20 years in the tax and financial services industry specializing in tax investigation, trust and family succession planning. In the most recent years, Seow Chee has been sharpening her focus on family office space, supporting Singapore and international clients. Prior to founding her firm, Seow Chee was the Managing Director and Head of Wealth Advisory South East Asia at J P Morgan Private Bank, Singapore. She had previously held senior positions in HSBC Trustee Singapore and Equity Trust Singapore (now known as TMF Group). She started her career with Inland Revenue of Singapore as a tax investigator.



Mr Jacky Jiang – Founding Partner & Managing Director, Hefeng Family Office

  • Founding Partner & Managing Director of Hefeng Family Office
  • Chief Wealth Management Officer of Hefeng Family Office
  • Executive Deputy Director of China Family Power Research Center
  • The forerunner, researcher and practitioner of the localization of the family office model

Jacky has a wealth of practical experience in serving ultra-high net worth individuals, providing family ownership structure design, domestic and foreign family trust planning, global multi-asset management, family (business) investment and financing, and is committed to client-centric, results-oriented services, providing a holistic solution for cross-border multi-disciplinary areas.

Ms Serene Lim – Associate Director, Hawksford Singapore

Serene is an Associate Director at Hawksford Singapore working with High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI) assisting them with succession planning structures. She also works with corporate clients in relation to structured finance in Capital Markets.

Serene has 10 years’ experience in the banking industry before entering the trust industry in 2006. She has experience in trust administration, structuring and managing complex trust and company structures.

Prior to joining Hawksford, Serene was a Senior Manager of Relationship Management at an independent trust and corporate services provider for 3 years. She was also a Resident Manager and Head of Trust for one of a leading independent trust and corporate services provider for 3.5 years. She has previously also worked with HSBC and Merrill Lynch in their trust subsidiaries.



Ms Liu Kun – Partner, Commerce and Finance Law Offices

Liu Kun is a partner of Commerce and Finance Law Offices, and was admitted as a PRC lawyer in 2007. Before joining the firm, Ms. Liu had served senior managerial position in King & Wood Mallesons, UBS private banking department, Ping An Group and other institutions for many years.
Ms. Liu specializes in the practice areas of family asset planning (Trust, FATCA / CRS, Tax compliance.), capital markets, investment and financing, etc.
Ms. Liu has provided more than 100 ultra-high net worth clients with family asset planning and inheritance legal service.
Ms. Liu has completed more than 20 projects related to domestic and overseas listings and M&A projects.

Ms Jennifer Zhang Xiaochu – Partner, Dentons Guangzhou

Recognized by Legalband as the Band 2 leading lawyer in the area of Private Clients and Wealth Management from 2017 to 2019.
  • Partner of Dentons Guangzhou Office
  • Family (Business) Governance Expert of Hefeng Family Office
  • Researcher of China Family Power Research Center

Registration  Fees

Membership Type


Members of STEP 


Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) Singapore, CFA Singapore, CPA Australia, CPA Singapore/ISCA, 

International Fiscal Association (IFA), Law Society of Singapore, Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA),

Singapore Trustees Association (STA), Singapore Association of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (SAICSA) Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals (SIATP)




Download Brochure HERE

STEP CPD SCHEME: 3 Hours 20 Minutes

Supporting Organisation 

SMU Centre for Cross Border Commercial Law in Asia logo V

Continuing Professional Development

  •  Practice Area: Private Client 
  • Training Level: General
  • Public CPD Points: 3


Location :Zoom Webinar Platform
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SILE Attendance Policy
Participants who wish to obtain CPD Points are reminded that they must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. For this activity, this includes logging in at the start of the webinar and logging out at the conclusion of the webinar in the manner required by the organiser, and not being away from the entire activity for more than 15 minutes. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy will not be able to obtain CPD Points for attending the activity. Please refer to for more information.
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