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

    APAC Monthly Private Wealth Legal Developments – July 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