APAC Monthly Private Wealth Legal Developments – November 2022

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 – December 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

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

APAC Monthly Private Wealth Legal Developments – June 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

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

On 1 June 2021, the Hong Kong Court of First Instance handed down another lengthy Judgment in the long-running dispute among certain members of the prominent Lo family. On the applications of HSBC Trustee (the “Trustee“) and Dr KS Lo (“KS“), the Court struck out large portions (the “Offending Paragraphs“) of Mr Lu Lo (“Lu“)’s … Read more

APAC Monthly Private Wealth Legal Developments – March 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