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STEP Asia Webinar Series

Location: Online

Richard Wilson QC has been invited to take part in the STEP Asia Webinar Series which will be running from 10-26 November 2020. 

The six webinars will take place at 17:00-18:30 Hong Kong Time (GMT+8), however if you can't attend the live session, a recording will be available as part of the registration fee. You can book to attend individual webinars, or book the whole series and receive 15% discount on the booking fee.  Please click here to find out more.

Each session will explore the topical issues facing you and your clients with expert speakers offering insights, ideas and solutions to your business challenges. 

Richard Wilson QC has been invited to speak with Joanne Verbiesen TEP, HSBC Private Wealth Solutions, Hong Kong at Webinar 2: Global Trust Issues, Part 1 on 12 November 2020 at 17:00 Hong Kong Time (9am UK time).  The session will look at 'Trustees located outside the governing law jurisdiction' and will be chaired by Richard Grasby TEP, Hong Kong.

Increasingly, trustees are based in jurisdictions other than that of their trust’s governing law. In some cases, the trustee might be based in a jurisdiction whose own law does not even recognise trusts. Is this sensible? The implications of this have not been examined in detail. Issues arise as to which jurisdiction can hear disputes between such trustees and the beneficiaries: which court can supervise the trust and make orders affecting the trust? Will the trustee’s jurisdiction apply its perpetuity rules? The panel will consider these and other issues, including the application of the Hague Trust Convention to these situations.

For more information please click here.