APAC Monthly Private Wealth Legal Developments – November 2021

Welcome to Herbert Smith Freehills’ monthly private wealth industry updates in Asia. Every month we survey ten Asian jurisdictions for legal developments concerning trust and estate planning which are of interest to the private wealth industry, and provide a succinct summary in a table format.  The jurisdictions covered in the update are Hong Kong, Singapore, … Read more

It’s a watchdog’s life: Protector duties from Bermuda to Jersey

“The Protector’s role is to be a “watchdog” to ensure due execution by the Trustee of the powers vested in the Trustee.”[1] Protectors are commonly used in offshore trust structures as a break stop to the Trustees’ exercise of certain powers. For example, Trustees may have to obtain the consent of the Protector to exercise … Read more

APAC Monthly Private Wealth Legal Developments – October 2021

Welcome to Herbert Smith Freehills’ monthly private wealth industry updates in Asia. Every month we survey ten Asian jurisdictions for legal developments concerning trust and estate planning which are of interest to the private wealth industry, and provide a succinct summary in a table format.  The jurisdictions covered in the update are Hong Kong, Singapore, … Read more

APAC Monthly Private Wealth Legal Developments – September 2021

Welcome to Herbert Smith Freehills’ monthly private wealth industry updates in Asia. Every month we survey ten Asian jurisdictions for legal developments concerning trust and estate planning which are of interest to the private wealth industry, and provide a succinct summary in a table format.  The jurisdictions covered in the update are Hong Kong, Singapore, … Read more

Guide to Private Wealth in Asia: Fifth Edition

The fifth edition of the Herbert Smith Freehills Guide to Private Wealth in Asia provides clients, business people, lawyers and other advisors with concise information on trusts, estates, probate and mental capacity issues to assist them in mitigating risks and understanding the changing legal landscape for private wealth across 12 jurisdictions in the region (China, … Read more

APAC Monthly Private Wealth Legal Developments – August 2021

Welcome to Herbert Smith Freehills’ monthly private wealth industry updates in Asia. Every month we survey ten Asian jurisdictions for legal developments concerning trust and estate planning which are of interest to the private wealth industry, and provide a succinct summary in a table format.  The jurisdictions covered in the update are Hong Kong, Singapore, … Read more

Webinar: Two bites of the cherry? Res judicata and abuse of process

No trustee or protector wants to get sued, let alone get sued twice for essentially the same thing. What can they do if this happens? You may remember that in May 2019, the Hong Kong Court of First Instance in the high profile Madam Lo v HSBC Trustee case dismissed claims brought by a beneficiary against the Trustee of … Read more