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Rachel Yao 姚瑶

Counsel 资深高级律师

Rachel leads Carey Olsen's trusts and private wealth practice in Asia. Based in Carey Olsen’s Singapore office, Rachel regularly acts for professional trustees, family offices, wealth managers, financial institutions, settlors and beneficiaries, advising on the establishment and restructuring of a wide range of trust structures. She also has particular experience on cross-border matters and advising high net worth individuals and ultra-high net worth individuals from China and the wider Asia-Pacific region with their family wealth preservation and global asset allocation.

Rachel also has a broad range of experience in corporate and commercial transactions, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, foreign direct investment-related general corporate law. She advises international companies from a wide range of industries on their legal matters and business transactions worldwide.

Rachel is dual qualified in the PRC and England & Wales. She is a native speaker of Mandarin, fluent in English, and proficient in Cantonese.

Prior to joining Carey Olsen, Rachel led the International Private Wealth team at her previous firm to win the China Business Law Awards for Family Wealth Management in 2020 and 2021.

Career

Rachel has most recently led Taylor Wessing's international private wealth team in Greater China before taking up her position at Carey Olsen. Before her appointment at Taylor Wessing, Rachel worked for the Financial Times in its London headquarter and also practiced at a large regional London law firm where she gained extensive experience in corporate and commercial transactions.

Rachel is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (2017) and is admitted to the Chinese Bar (2013). She is also admitted as a solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands) and registered as a Bermuda practitioner.

Rachel has a LLB degree from Zhejiang University in China and a LLM degree from University College London. She also completed the Common Professional Examination (CPE) course at City University London and Legal Practice Course (LPC) at the College of Law in London.

Rachel Yao(姚瑶)负责领导凯瑞奥信在亚洲的信托与私人财富律师团队。她就职于凯瑞奥信新加坡办公室,长期以来为专业受托人(包括信托公司和银行系受托人等)、家族办公室、财富管理公司、私人银行、其它金融机构、信托委托人和受益人提供法律业务,并就各种信托架构的设计规划,搭建和重组提供法律意见。此外,她在跨境信托事务方面经验丰富,为中国以及整个亚太地区的高净值个人和超高净值个人及家庭提供关于家族财富传承和全球资产配置的法律意见。

Rachel 也广泛涉猎公司及商业交易领域,包括跨境并购、合资企业、与外国直接投资有关的一般公司法。她为全球各行各业的国际企业提供法律事务和业务交易方面的咨询服务。

Rachel 同时持有中国法律职业资格,和英格兰及威尔士的律师资格。她的工作语言为英文,普通话和广东话。

在加入凯瑞奥信之前,Rachel 在上一家律所带领其国际私人财富团队成功斩获 2020 和 2021 年度家庭财富管理领域的中国《商法》卓越律所大奖。

加入凯瑞奥信之前,Rachel 最近的一次工作经历是领导泰乐信律师事务所 (Taylor Wessing) 在大中华区的国际私人财富律师团队。入职泰乐信律师事务所之前,她曾就职于《金融时报》伦敦总部,还曾在伦敦一家大型区域性律师事务所执业,在公司和商业交易方面积累了丰富的经验。

Rachel 同时持有英格兰和威尔士律师资格(2017 年),和中国法律职业资格(2013 年)。Rachel也持有英属维尔京群岛执业律师资格和百慕大群岛执业律师资格。

Rachel 拥有中国浙江大学法学学士和伦敦大学学院法学硕士学位。此外,她还分别在伦敦城市大学和伦敦法学院完成了法律专业共同试 (CPE) 课程和法律实务课程 (LPC)。

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