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Ruben Sinha

Registered Foreign Lawyer, Family Asset Protection, Private Client

Ruben is a Registered Foreign Lawyer in our Family Asset Protection team – part of the firm’s wider global Private Wealth group. 

Ruben advises high net worth and ultra-high net worth 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 individuals and families on asset protection. He has considerable experience of preparing pre and postnuptial agreements for internationally based clients with assets and interests in numerous jurisdictions. He regularly works with and advises family offices, professional trustees and private bankers in relation to trusts (and other asset holding structures) 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 has been recognised by The Legal 500 in which he was described as being ‘incisive’ and was included in Legal Week’s Private Client Global Elite ‘Ones to Watch’ list in 2018.

He regularly contributes towards industry leading journals and publications.

Ruben 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.
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  • Ruben Sinha
  • Registered Foreign Lawyer, Family Asset Protection, Private Client

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