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Q3 2011 - Foundations the Trust Alternative?

Foundations have long existed in civil law countries where the concept of an Anglo-Saxon trust is unfamiliar. But as competition for a larger slice of the global wealth management cake has intensified in recent years, several, mainly offshore, common law jurisdictions have accommodated foundations laws into their own suites of offshore legislation in order to attract new money from a rapidly increasing population of wealthy individuals and families in emerging economies such as China, Russia, and in Latin America.
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Q2 2011 - Changing the UK Tax Landscape

Last month, the European Commission formally requested that the government of the United Kingdom change two pieces of anti-avoidance legislation deemed incompatible with European Union law, in a move which could have far-reaching implications for investors and businesses who use foreign companies and other offshore structures to achieve tax optimization.
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The Report

Offshore Trusts Guide: Introduction

Offshore Trusts Guide: Jurisdictions

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