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Joanna Caen

Joanna Caen

Partner, Head of Private Wealth, China

Joanna leads our Greater China trust, estate, family company, philanthropy and mental capacity practice from Hong Kong.



Based in Hong Kong, Joanna has over 10 years' experience of advising high-net-worth individuals, families, trustees and banks on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious private client matters.

Although she heads our private wealth practice in Greater China, Joanna has advised clients from across Asia, including Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, the Philippines, Australia and New Zealand.

Joanna's experience includes advising:

  • members of ultra-high-net-worth families on disputes relating to family companies, deceased estates and mentally incapacitated persons
  • the mental health committee of mentally incapacitated ultra-high-net-worth individual on disputes involving her assets and terms of her will
  • the administrator of a complex US$1 billion estate, the administration of which involves seven jurisdictions
  • various banks and trustees on contentious and non-contentious matters involving their private clients



Joanna is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners' Hong Kong Executive Council and Global Contentious Trusts and Estates Special Interest Group Committee. She graduated with LLB (Hons) and LLM (Hons) degrees from the University of Auckland and is qualified to practice in New Zealand (2007) and Hong Kong (2016).