Ruben Sinha

Senior Associate, Family Asset Protection, Private Client

Ruben is a Senior Associate in BLP’s Family Asset Protection team – part of the firm’s wider global Private Wealth group.

Ruben advises ultra-high net worth (UHNW) clients in complex, international and often high profile family cases. He specialises in resolving financial issues following relationship breakdown and, in particular, high value divorces. He has a particular interest and focus on cases involving offshore trusts and the variation of nuptial settlements. Many of his cases involve substantial business interests and corporate structures.

Most of Ruben’s work has an international dimension and he frequently advises on forum, jurisdictional and cross-border issues.

Ruben also advises UHNW individuals and families on asset protection. He has considerable experience of preparing pre and postnuptial agreements for internationally based clients with interests in numerous jurisdictions. He regularly advises family offices, trustees and other professional advisers on the structure and operation of asset holding vehicles to ensure wealth is preserved in the event of a divorce or family dispute.

He moved to Hong Kong in 2014 and, prior to that, practised in London for over six years with leading matrimonial law firms. His current practice is split between Hong Kong and London.  

Ruben is one of only a handful of associates to have been recognised in the Legal 500 (London family law rankings) where he was described as being ‘incisive’.

He has been involved in a number of significant reported cases including:

London

  • Young v Young [2013] EWHC 3637 (Fam). Represented the wife in a high profile case involving serious issues of non-disclosure and complex asset structures in numerous jurisdictions.
  • AM v SS [2014] EWHC 2887 (Fam), AM v SS [2014] EWHC 865 (Fam) and AM v SS [2013] EWHC 4380 (Fam). Represented the wife in a leading case on the extent to which the court should have regard to wider family wealth when dividing assets.
  • Quan v Bray [2014] EWHC 3340 (Fam). Represented the wife in what has become known as the ‘Tiger Trust Case’ involving a preliminary issue as to whether a charitable offshore trust was a post-nuptial settlement capable of variation by the court.
  • D v D [2015] EWHC 1393 (Fam). Represented the husband in a case involving a complex trust/corporate structure and issues of non-disclosure and inherited wealth.

Hong Kong

  • RKL v WL & BKT [2014] FCMC 14906. Represented the wife in a jurisdiction and forum dispute between Hong Kong and California.
  • LCYP v JEK [2015] HKLRD 798, JEK v LCYP [2015] HKEC 923 and LCYP v JEK [2016] HKEC 2033. Representing the husband in a leading case involving issues of forum shopping and the enforceability of a New Jersey prenuptial agreement in Hong Kong.

*Ruben is a Senior Associate (Foreign Registered Lawyer England & Wales) at Haley Ho & Partners which operates in Association with Berwin Leighton Paisner (HK). See our regulatory information relating to BLP’s Hong Kong office

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  • Ruben Sinha
  • Senior Associate, Family Asset Protection, Private Client

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