RHTLaw Taylor Wessing bolsters Private Wealth Practice with appointment of new Partner

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing bolsters Private Wealth Practice with appointment of new Partner

Mr Benjamin Szeto’s specialist knowledge in Private Wealth management underscores the Firm’s emphasis on leveraging demand for legal advice on cross border investments and transactions

Leading international law firm RHTLaw Taylor Wessing bolsters its Private Wealth Practice with the appointment of Mr Benjamin Szeto as a Partner and Deputy Head of the Private Wealth Practice, effective 1 October 2017.

Benjamin joins RHTLaw Taylor Wessing from Savoir LLC, a bespoke law practice that specialises in crafting structures and solutions for a select clientele, which he founded in 2014. He brings with him almost 20 years of experience in advising high net worth clients, business owners, entrepreneurs, financial institutions, listed entities and Fortune 500 corporations on a wide range of transactions.

Some of these dealings span diverse jurisdictions and include trusts, wealth and legacy planning, investments, real estate matters, acquisitions and divestments, and deal documentation. Over the years, Benjamin has advised clients from Singapore, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, and the United Kingdom.

Benjamin is a Registered Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the worldwide association for professionals in asset protection, family inheritance and succession planning as well as an author for LexisNexis Practical Guidance Singapore on various Trusts topics.

Mr Tan Chong Huat, Co-Head of Private Wealth and Senior Partner of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing commented, “We are delighted to welcome Benjamin to the Firm. With his years of experience working with high net worth clients and extensive knowledge in private wealth, I am certain his addition will strengthen the Firm’s Private Wealth position as a premium choice to clients and organisations. Benjamin’s cross-border capabilities are congruent with our ASEAN Plus Group strategy as we recognise the importance of being able to service clients in regional matters.”

“As Singapore positions itself to be the private wealth management hub for the region, we observe a number of high net worth individuals and families, who want their accumulated wealth to be safe and well managed, moving their funds to Singapore. With Benjamin on board, we are in an even stronger position to assist our clients in Singapore and the region.

Benjamin attained his Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Birmingham in 1996. He was called to the Bar as a Barrister-at-Law (Lincoln’s Inn) (1997) and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor in Singapore (1998). In 2008, he attained his Master of Science (Real Estate) from the National University of Singapore. He also holds a STEP Diploma in International Trust Management (Distinction) and a Diploma in Financial Management from the ACCA.

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This press release is featured in the following news reports:

“Law Firm Adds to Asian Wealth Practice”  - FInews.asia, 13 October 2017

"RHTLaw appoints private wealth practice partner in SG" - Asian Legal Business,  13 October 2017

"Weekly roundup of people moves, Oct 13" - Asian Investor, 13 October 2017