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Q1 2013 Feature: Jersey Enhances Its Trust Law

New legislation to enhance Jersey's trusts offering is expected to make the jurisdiction a more attractive location for private wealth management, and this feature provides an overview of the main changes brought about by the amendment to the island’s trust law, which went into effect late last year.
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Q3 2012 Feature: Offshore Trusts Under Threat?

The current controversy over the tax affairs of wealthy celebrities in the United Kingdom has cast an unwelcome spotlight onto offshore territories like Guernsey and Jersey, and has led some to suggest that the offshore trust, at least as far as these jurisdictions are concerned, has had its day, with David Cameron’s coalition government expected to fire a new volley of anti-avoidance legislation in their direction. Leading political and finance industry figures in the islands, however, beg to differ.
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Q2 2012 Feature: Hong Kong Trust Law Reform

Seeking to add another string to its financial services bow, the Hong Kong government has issued comprehensive proposals to update the territory’s trust laws, which are designed to better cater for the needs of modern-day trusts, strengthen the competitiveness of the jurisdiction’s trust business segment and consolidate the status of Hong Kong as an international asset management centre.
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Q1 2012 - Singapore Trusts

Singapore is not thought of as one of the world’s leading trust jurisdictions. But with its wealth management industry booming, and with trust business a key pillar of this sector, the city-state is rapidly becoming a favoured jurisdiction in which to form a trust, thanks to its favourable tax laws, strong confidentiality laws and reform of trust legislation in 2004.
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Q4 2011 - Trust Law Evolves in the Channel Islands

Two key rulings in the common law trust arena by the English Privy Council and the Royal Court of Jersey respectively last June are expected to have a significant impact on the way in which trust law is applied and interpreted in future cases involving Guernsey and Jersey trusts.
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The Report

Offshore Trusts Guide: Introduction

Offshore Trusts Guide: Jurisdictions

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