APAC Monthly Private Wealth Legal Developments – September 2020

    Welcome to Herbert Smith Freehills’ new 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, … Read more

    APAC Monthly Private Wealth Legal Developments – August 2020

    Welcome to Herbert Smith Freehills’ new 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, … Read more

    LANDMARK UK SUPREME COURT RULING HOLDS THAT MEMBERS OF CHARITABLE COMPANIES HAVE FIDUCIARY DUTIES AND FALL WITHIN THE COURT’S JURISDICTION

    The UK Supreme Court has held that members of charitable companies have fiduciary duties and that the court has jurisdiction to direct members of a charitable company on how to exercise their powers: Lehtimäki and others (Respondents) v Cooper (Appellant) [2020] UKSC 33. We consider the judgment and its implications for charitable companies below. Background … Read more

    APAC Monthly Private Wealth Legal Developments – July 2020

    Welcome to Herbert Smith Freehills’ new 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, … Read more

    APAC Monthly Private Wealth Legal Developments – June 2020

    Welcome to Herbert Smith Freehills’ new 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, … Read more

    REGULATORY COMPLIANCE IN FOCUS

    The multiplicity of laws to be complied with if trust and company service providers (TCSPs) operate in various jurisdictions, and the ever-changing regulatory landscape more generally can make it difficult for TCSPs to navigate and keep on top of their regulatory compliance obligations. Consistent with this, a clear majority of survey participants cited “general regulatory … Read more

    ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING IN FOCUS

    In our penultimate article in our countdown of the most significant risk and compliance issues faced by trust companies, anti-money laundering (AML) is considered the second most significant challenge. Background Money laundering and terrorist financing risk has been a key area of focus for regulators across the globe for some years – and this trend … Read more