SIM Sze Kuan

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Sim Sze Kuan serves as Of Counsel at RHTLaw Asia, specializing in private client services. With over 30 years of experience in the legal field, Sze Kuan possesses an exceptional background in family office and private wealth management.

In the 1990s, Sze Kuan was a partner at a prominent law firm in Singapore and Hong Kong, where he advised clients on a wide range of matters, including corporate, banking, real estate, and venture capital transactions.

Throughout the 2000s, he held the position of Vice President (VP) of Legal for Asia’s largest life sciences venture capital fund, established by the Singapore government agency, EDB Investments as part of the nation’s efforts to develop a robust life sciences industry.

Following this, Sze Kuan joined a large Asian multinational corporation in the resources and manufacturing sector, leading the legal team across its diverse business units in Asia, Europe, and South America. Amongst his key roles was serving as the VP Legal and Compliance Officer for the Family Office’s SFC-licensed Hong Kong asset management arm, overseeing regulatory compliance, investment funds structuring and compliance, and transaction support for all investments including capital and debt market transactions, acquisition, structuring and financing of exceptional, prime quality commercial real estate properties in major world financial centres.

Sze Kuan also led the legal team for the HK based Family Office, managing private wealth structures and transactions including trusts and other investment structures, family foundations, estate and succession planning, tax and residency planning, regulatory compliance, art acquisitions and ownership.

Through his extensive experience in both private practice and in-house legal roles, Sze Kuan has developed a comprehensive understanding of the legal and commercial aspects of corporate, asset management, family office operations, and private wealth transactions.

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate Compliance / Governance
  • Employment
  • Financial Services (Regulatory)
  • Intellectual Property
  • Private Client
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Technology

Industry Groups

  • Financial Institutions & Technology
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Private Wealth


  • Master of Laws (LL.M) (Medical Ethics & Law), University of Hong Kong
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Barrister-at-law (Gray’s Inn), England and Wales
  • Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore
  • Solicitor, Hong Kong
  • Attorney, State of New York, USA

Career Highlights

  • Acted for major Singapore-listed property developer in sales, leasing and dispute resolution for its portfolio of properties in Singapore including the sale of a 1,000 unit condominium development in Singapore
  • Acted for a Singapore consortium in the acquisition of a major HK internet service provider as part of its plan to expand into the territory
  • Acted for numerous dot-com startups in Singapore in fund-raising through VC and private equity investments
  • Founding, development and launch of an internet start-up company which raised S$1M in funding
  • Established a consortium of major Asian pulp and paper manufacturers to participate in an online B2B pulp and paper industry marketplace
  • Served on the Investment Committee of the Bio-One Capital Life Sciences VC Fund
  • Joint-Venture with Singapore EDB and major Swiss Pharma-biotech group to establish a biologics manufacturing plant on Jurong Island
  • Served as director of a preclinical contract research organisation funded by Bio-One Capital


  • Member, Institutional Review Board (Ethics Review Committee) Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Member, Law Society Hong Kong Technology Sub-committee

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