Carey Olsen partner Helen Wang (Singapore), counsel Joanna Caen (Guernsey) and senior associate Katie Turney (Cayman Islands) have been elected as members of the STEP Contentious Trusts and Estates Special Interest Group Steering Committee.
STEP is a global professional body encompassing over 21,000 lawyers, accountants, trustees and other practitioners who, as specialists in inheritance and succession planning, draft wills and trusts, administer estates, act as trustees and advise families on how best to structure their finances. The Contentious Trusts and Estates Special Interest Group provides a forum for sharing international trust and estate jurisprudence whilst promoting best practice in avoiding or dealing with contentious trust and estate disputes.
Helen specialises in commercial litigation, shareholder disputes, estate and private clients related disputes, fraud and investigatory cases and insolvency and restructuring matters. In 2023, she was named amongst the Top 10 Offshore Litigators in Asia and in the Asia 40 under 40 List by Asian Legal Business.
Joanna (pictured) assists families, trustees and other professionals serving high net worth and ultra-high net worth families with asset planning, philanthropy, family company structures, dispute resolution and mental capacity issues. In 2021 and 2022 Joanna was Chair of the Hong Kong branch of STEP.
Based in Carey Olsen’s trusts and private wealth team in the Cayman Islands, Katie advises high net worth and ultra-high net worth individuals, trustees and executors across the spectrum of contentious and non-contentious wills, trusts and estates.