In the matter of the Arpettaz Settlement [2020] JRC 161

Should the trustee of an offshore trust involve itself in proceedings concerning the trust that take place onshore?  The received wisdom is that an offshore trustee should be slow to do so and it has long been the position of the Jersey Court that, on questions of validity of a Jersey trust, it is unlikely … Read more

Hong Kong Court refused to make a grant of administration ad colligenda bona for lack of special circumstances and special justification

In Re Oung Chi Lian Fang (HCMP2347/2015), the Hong Kong High Court refused an ex parte application for a grant of administration ad colligenda bona under s.36 of the Probate and Administration Ordinance. Introduction Ad colligenda bona grants are temporary limited grants for administration of deceased estates.  They are made in emergencies, when there is … Read more