Craig Paynter

Senior Associate

Craig is an experienced private client and corporate lawyer who has been based in Singapore for the past five years and was previously the principal associate in the Singapore office private client team of a London headquartered firm prior to joining Bedell Cristin in 2018.

Craig is a dual qualified Solicitor, admitted to advise on the laws of both England & Wales and the British Virgin Islands. He advises in all areas of private client trust and estate planning law, corporate law and regulatory law. He specialises in advising Southeast Asian high-net-worth individuals, families and corporations on structuring and governance solutions to hold their multi-jurisdictional asset holdings, including family businesses and private wealth trusts.

Craig's clients include professional trustees and private bankers as well as Southeast Asian business families from Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Thailand and the Philippines. Craig's extensive experience in Asia allows him to handle the specific challenges and complexities facing Southeast Asian clients and their particular private client needs.

  • Solicitor - England & Wales
  • Solicitor - British Virgin Islands
  • STEP (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners) Full Member
  • Member of the Hong Kong Trustees Association
  • Member of the Singapore Trustees Association