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Special Features - Hong Kong

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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The Report

Offshore Trusts Guide: Introduction

Offshore Trusts Guide: Jurisdictions

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