Rachel Yao 姚瑶
Rachel is counsel in Carey Olsen's Singapore office and leads the firm's trusts and private wealth practice in Asia. She is the only native Chinese Mandarin speaking trusts and private wealth lawyer based in Singapore who specialises in offshore law.
Rachel has particular experience advising high net worth individuals and ultra-high net worth individuals from the Asia-Pacific region, many of whom are ranked on the Forbes World's Billionaires List and the Hurun China Rich List (which ranks China's wealthiest people with a minimum net worth of 5 billion yuan (US$690m)), with their family wealth preservation, global asset allocation and the establishment and restructuring of a wide range of trust structures. She also regularly advises and acts for professional trustees, single family offices and multi-family offices, wealth management companies, and private banks.
In addition to her specialisation in trusts and private wealth matters, 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 an Affiliate Member to STEP. She is also a native speaker of Mandarin, fluent in English and proficient in Cantonese.
Rachel has most recently led Taylor Wessing's international private wealth team in Greater China before taking up her position at Carey Olsen. While at Taylor Wessing, Rachel led her team to win the China Business Law Awards for Family Wealth Management in 2020 and 2021. 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, the Chinese Bar, 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.
加入凯瑞奥信之前，姚律师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。任职泰乐信的期间，姚律师带领其团队成功斩获 2020 和 2021 年度家庭族财富管理领域的中国《商法》卓越律所大奖。 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。
姚律师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)。