Launch of Asia Pacific Guide to Privilege 2019

Please click here to access a preview of the Guide. We are pleased to launch the 2019 edition of our Asia Pacific Guide to Privilege. Businesses are increasingly faced with multi-jurisdictional disputes where evidence rarely falls within the borders of a single country and complex legal privilege issues often surface when dealing with communications across multiple … Read more

The UK Supreme Court rules on whether properties held by companies controlled by the husband can be subject of an ancillary relief order (and provides important guidance on “piercing the corporate veil”)

On Wednesday (12 June 2013) the UK Supreme Court handed down its much anticipated judgment in Prest v Petrodel Resources Limited and others [2013] UKSC 34, in which it held that seven properties purchased by the husband through off-shore companies should be made subject of an ancillary relief order and should be transferred to the … Read more

The UK Supreme Court rules on the ability to set aside transactions in the case of trustees’ errors

Where trustees have undertaken transactions with unintended consequences (usually unwanted or unexpected tax consequences), they have been able to make use of the “Hastings Bass rule” to set those transactions aside. The Hastings Bass principle allows transactions to be set aside, where it can be shown that the trustees’ error is based on the trustees’ taking … Read more

Private Wealth Newsletter – Autumn 2012

The Private Wealth Team has recently launched a new Guide to Private Wealth in Asia. The Guide summarises the results of research conducted into trusts, estates and probate issues across twelve Asian jurisdictions (China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam). Our hope is that this publication will … Read more