Rachel Yao 姚瑶
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.
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.
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)。