Monthly Private Wealth Legal Developments – APAC

Welcome to Herbert Smith Freehills’ new monthly private wealth industry updates in Asia. Every month we survey a number of 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 updates are … Read more

Private jets and yachts – issues and pitfalls

In this edition of the private wealth webinar series, our speakers provide specialist insight into the key issues which arise for ultra-high net worth clients and their family offices when considering buying yachts and private jets, including Making use of brokers Pre-purchase issues such as KYC, physical inspection, tax Legal structuring Aircraft management Operation and … Read more

Private equity and owner managed companies

In this webinar, specialists from our private wealth team will work through private equity options for family companies and owner managed businesses and highlight some of the key considerations and typical structures used. The session will also look at common areas for disputes and structuring and drafting techniques for avoiding some of the most prevalent … Read more

Dawn raids – how to prepare for the unexpected

The continuing focus and scrutiny of regulators and law enforcement agencies on countering anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing activities are a reality worldwide. Banks, trustees, companies and other businesses dealing with private clients often possess and handle highly sensitive information which may be the subject of a dawn raid investigation. In particular, Trust and Company … Read more

Unexplained Wealth Orders: How might this new investigative tool affect you?

From 31 January 2018, UK authorities can use new and expansive investigative powers to require both individuals and corporate bodies to provide information as to how they acquired property. Known as Unexplained Wealth Orders (“UWOs”), these new obligations to disclose information can apply to property anywhere in the world and can be served on persons … Read more