Withers, a London headquartered law firm, has expanded its Asian wealth planning practice by relocating one of its lawyers based in the US to Hong Kong.

Wei Zhang will relocate from the firm’s New York office to Hong Kong in February 2014, reported The Asset.

In her new role, Zhang will join the Withers’ Asian wealth planning practice in response to a growing interest for the US tax planning services for Asian-based families.

Zhang joined Withers in 2010, where she had been working on a range of tax, estate planning and expatriation issues for international families with US connections.

Zhang has also advised the clients on the IRS voluntary disclosure programmes.

Jay Krause, Asia wealth planning head at Withers, was quoted by the publication, saying, "As a native Chinese speaker, Zhang will work closely with our existing Chinese wealth planning team to offer unparalleled legal services to the fast growing Chinese HNW community."

Currently, Withers consist of 17 lawyers in its wealth planning practice across Asia.