APAC Monthly Private Wealth Legal Developments – November 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

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

APAC Monthly Private Wealth Legal Developments – October 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 – 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