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The World Trust Survey

Edited by: Charles Gothard, Sanjvee Shah

ISBN13: 9780199551576
Published: March 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £212.50

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The use of international trusts continues to expand, and practitioners increasingly need to be aware of cross-border considerations. This title provides a concise and practical overview of the key aspects of law and practice in all the key jurisdictions offering trusts.

Private and commercial trusts are established under the law of an increasing number of jurisdictions, which are competing to attract trust business, and these laws are often dissimilar. As international trusts mature, established trust jurisdictions are changing their laws to comply with the legal demands and standards imposed by international agencies, as well as to meet the legitimate expectations of the institutional investor.

The courts of international centres are also developing their own jurisprudence. In addition, jurisdictions new to trusts are introducing trusts in the vehicles which they offer investors, and legislation from these new trust centres is opening up new routes for international investment and tax mitigation.

This book provides a comprehensive treatment of the subject, covering all the key on-shore and off-shore jurisdictions that practitioners typically encounter. It offers a very practical overview of the subject using a questionnaire format for each country, avoiding academic material, and giving concise answers to the sorts of frequently asked questions that arise in trust law and practice.

The questionnaire covers a full range of subjects such as the mechanics of trusts, issues such as anti-money laundering laws and conflicts of laws, shams, protectors, and forced heirship as well as the different types of trusts used in a jurisdiction.

Formerly an annual special issue in the journal Trusts & Trustees , this title has been improved and extended with a reworked questionnaire, new countries and contributors, and a new editor, Charles Gothard.

Equity and Trusts
1: Introduction
2: Anguilla
3: Antigua and Barbuda
4: Australia
5: Bahamas
6: Barbados
7: Bermuda
8: British Virgin Islands
9: Canada
10: Cayman Islands
11: China
12: Cook Islands
13: Cyprus
14: England and Wales
15: Gibraltar
16: Guernsey
17: Hong Kong
18: India
19: Ireland
20: Isle of Man
21: Israel
22: Italy
23: Jersey
24: Liechtenstein
25: Luxembourg
26: Malta
27: Mauritius
28: Monaco
29: New Zealand
30: Panama
31: Russia
32: Scotland
33: Seychelles
34: Singapore
35: South Africa
36: St. Lucia
37: Switzerland
38: United States