Thelma Kwan is a Barrister specializing in trust, probate and family law in Hong Kong.
Before returning to practice in 2014, she has previously spent 24 years in the private banking industry, in the trust and wealth planning segment of various private banks. Her last role, before returning to legal practice, saw her as the Head of Wealth Advisory for Asia Pacific for Barclays Bank running a team of wealth advisers in the Asia region. While her mandates were various, Thelma’s interest and focus had been serving clients in their wealth planning needs with a holistic approach; taking into regard issues including family succession planning, asset protection, business succession, and cross border tax issues.
Thelma was on the IFC Power Women Top 100 in 2013, which named influenzers and professional women globally in the financial industry in international financial centres. The list recognizes women of achievement who are opinion formers and promote business excellence in their home jurisdiction. She was also named in the “Leading Trustee” category in the Citywealth Leaders List in 2013.
Thelma co-authored on the book “Drafting Trusts and Will Trusts in Hong Kong” which was published in January 2016. In addition to her court work, she continues to advise clients on trust and succession matters.
Thelma is born, bred, and educated in Hong Kong. She had served as a Director to the The Women’s Foundation, a local charity serving women and girls in HK, and is now one of their Honorary Trustees.