It will “assist individuals and families of significant wealth who face a growing number of tax and wealth management challenges”, the firm said.
The regional office will work with clients in Hong Kong, Singapore and other Asian countries.
It will also keep close ties with the Australian business to provide multi-jurisdictional services.
“Increased regulatory and tax compliance, together with sustained geo-political uncertainty, are making it increasingly difficult to manage significant wealth,” Sean Cortis, chief executive of Chapman Eastway, said.
Growth and recruitment
The expansion was also followed by the appointment of Jean-Frederic Gagne, as managing director for the Hong Kong business.
He has 15 years’ experience in the corporate finance and advisory sector and will develop strategies to navigate the wealth management landscape in Hong Kong.
The move follows a series of trade agreements between Australia and its Asian partners, “directing millionaires around the world to the country and opening up wealth management opportunities to local firms”, the firm said.