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Karas LLP in association with Mishcon de Reya announces new Partner and team expansion in Hong Kong

Posted on 17 January 2022

Karas LLP in association with Mishcon de Reya is pleased to announce a significant addition to the firm’s regional dispute resolution and private wealth offering with the arrival of Kevin So as a Partner.

Kevin has an outstanding track record in the Hong Kong disputes space, particularly in handling various high-stakes contentious trust and international succession matters, and various probate, family and mental health disputes. His arrival further enhances the market leading dispute resolution practice and private wealth capability of Karas LLP, and perfectly complements the wider offering of Mishcon de Reya.

The team joining Karas LLP with Kevin includes two senior associates (Geoffrey Lai and Veronica So) and two associate level lawyers (Jamie Chan and Tricia Yu).

Jason Karas, Managing Partner of Karas LLP in association with Mishcon de Reya, said:

“I am delighted to welcome Kevin and his team, who bring with them extensive experience in complex dispute resolution, particularly in matters involving international contentious trusts and succession, as well as a like-minded approach to legal practice. Their arrival significantly expands and complements our existing capability and further enhances for our valued clients our unique disputes proposition in Hong Kong. I look forward to working closely with Kevin and his team to bring to fruition with Mishcon our ambitious growth strategy and East meets West vision.”

Kevin So added:

“I am delighted to be joining Karas LLP in association with Mishcon de Reya at such an exciting time and I look forward to working closely with Mishcon de Reya's highly-reputed Private Wealth Disputes team. Our shared outlook and collective capability will benefit our clients with an enhanced regional and global platform, whilst enabling us to grow together in a dynamic and sustainable manner. We are well positioned to provide a unique and comprehensive dispute resolution and private wealth capability in this fast-evolving region.”

Kevin Gold, Executive Chairperson of Mishcon de Reya, said:

"As we said when we announced our partnership with Karas LLP, our vision is to grow our capabilities in Asia. Bringing Kevin and his team into the firm is a really important step towards realising this ambition."