Suzanne Johnston


Stephenson Harwood


Suzanne is a private wealth, trust and UK tax lawyer based in Stephenson Harwood’s Singapore office. She has extensive experience in complex crossjurisdictional trust and estate planning. Suzanne has practiced in Singapore since 2013 working for an international law firm and subsequently, a leading private bank advising both its trust company and wealth planners. She has advised many highprofile families and entrepreneurs throughout Southeast Asia. Suzanne enjoys helping families implement practical and effective succession planning structures harnessing the use of family offices and trust structures. Suzanne is qualified in England & Wales and practiced law in London, training and qualifying at a magic circle law firm before relocating to Singapore. She advises highnet worth individuals, trust companies, family offices, international banks and fiduciary service providers. In advising highnet worth individuals, she understands the importance of family dynamics and the complexities that can arise from family members residing in multiple jurisdictions. She takes a holistic approach to planning for individuals assisting with the set up of family offices, family constitutions, trust structures, wills, lasting powers of attorney and private trust companies. Suzanne has also acted on crossjurisdictional probates in Southeast Asia and provides UK personal tax advice. Her experience at an international private bank has taught her the value of practical, concise and businessoriented advice when acting for institutional clients. She can readily identify the key business drivers and risk considerations in taking instructions. She advises on a wide range of matters for institutional clients, including, pre/post IPO trusts, trustee duties, template trust and contractual documents, employee benefit trusts, life insurance products, regulatory and legal compliance.

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Stephenson Harwood’s Johnston on the Evolving Expectations found in the Wealth Management Industry Suzanne Johnston is a private wealth, trust and tax partner with Stephenson Harwood in Singapore, where she has made her home since 2013. Hubbis met with her recently to learn of her views on the evolving needs and expectations of her clients, which include HNW and UHNW individuals and families, tru....

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