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Offshore Financial Law: Trusts and Related Tax Issues 2nd ed


ISBN13: 9780199693450
Previous Edition ISBN: 019925222X
Published: March 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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The discipline of offshore financial law has developed substantially since the first edition of this book was published. The second edition updates the reader with developments in case law and legislation and also covers a more extensive range of offshore jurisdictions including new coverage of Switzerland, Dubai, Hong Kong, Alaska, Nevada, Singapore, and Liechtenstein. For ease of reference the new edition includes an introductory chapter which gives a summary of the legislative infrastructure in the various jurisdictions. This provides a quick guide to where to find answers on offshore financial law matters. Recognizing the importance of Islamic finance there is now a chapter on the Shari'a Trust in offshore financial law. Other new chapters focus on US 'Offshore' Trusts such as the Nevada and Alaska Trusts and the Foundation trust, a vehicle used in civil jurisdictions. Considering the impact of the G20 and more recent OECD discussions on confidentiality, disclosure, and tax issues, this new edition brings the reader up to date with the changing regulatory landscape concerning the offshore sector. All practitioners and scholars interested in offshore financial law will find this text to be an essential reference source on the law and practice in this sector.

Subjects:
Equity and Trusts, Banking and Finance, Taxation
Contents:
PART I - FUNDAMENTALS OF THE OFFSHORE TRUST
1. Introduction - The Place of the Offshore Trust in the Offshore Financial Centre
2. Anatomy and Functions of the Offshore Trust
3. Special Trust Vehicles
4. The Role and Powers of the Offshore Protector
5. Questions of Legitimacy and the Offshore Trust
6. Acceptance of the Offshore Trust

PART II - CHALLENGES TO THE OFFSHORE TRUST AND COMMON PITFALLS TO AVOID
7. Disclosure and Confidentiality Obligations
8. The Offshore Trust as a Sham
9. The Law on Fraudulent Conveyances and the Offshore Trust
10. Duties of Trustees in Managing Offshore Trusts
11. Liability of Third Parties to the Trust
12. Liability of Directors of Offshore Corporate Trustees

PART III - THE OFFSHORE TAX FUNCTION
13. Responses to the Tax Function of Offshore Trusts
14. Overview of Statutory Tax Countermeasures against Offshore Trusts
15. Judicial Engineering of the Tax Function of Offshore Trusts
16. Bilateral Routes to the Tax Function and the Question of Sovereignty
17. Duties of Offshore Trustees in Relation to Tax

PART IV - THE CONFLICT OF LAWS AND THE OFFSHORE TRUST
18. Transplanting the Common Law Trust - Conflict of Laws and the Acceptance of the Offshore Trust
19. Jurisdiction over the Offshore Trust
20. The Proper Law of the Offshore Trust
21. Recognition of the Offshore Trust in Civil Law Countries
22. Rights to Succession - Forced Heirs and the Offshore Trust
23. Capacity to Create the Offshore Trust and Initial Transfers of Assets
24. The Non-Enforcement of Foreign Judgments under Offshore Trust Law