Hong Kong has earned itself a new moniker in recent years: “the divorce capital of Asia.” For a law firm like Withers, the U.K. private client boutique known for its family law practice, the city’s reputation can generate a significant amount of work.

It’s not just an increase in the number of divorces, however, that drives business for 410-lawyer Withers, whose Hong Kong practice focuses on the city’s wealthy elite. It’s everything that comes along with it: prenuptial agreements, postnups, trusts and other forms of wealth planning, in addition to the highly contentious disputes that arise when marriages break apart.

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