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Trusts in Prime Jurisdictions, Third Edition

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Trusts in Prime Jurisdictions: Third Edition
Featuring a Preface by Geoffrey Shindler OBE, World President of STEP.
General Editor: Alon Kaplan, Alon Kaplan Law Firm. Advisory Editor: Barbara R Hauser, independent family adviser
Publication date: October 2010
Format: Hardback
Length: 674 pages
Price: £151.00
ISBN: 9781905783434

As globalisation continues, the new financial centres and emerging trust jurisdictions in Asia, where much wealth is now generated, are seeking to capture a share of the lucrative private banking, estate and tax planning market. This phenomenon has created new opportunities for practitioners, who are able to operate in trust jurisdictions that did not exist a few years ago. Growth continues in the traditional trust jurisdictions, especially in civil law jurisdictions where trusts have previously been used in a limited capacity. In parallel, the concept of the foundation has been adopted by a number of common law jurisdictions that until now have relied exclusively on the trust.

The third edition of Trusts in Prime Jurisdictions features fully updated chapters along with new chapters on the Austrian Foundation, Jersey, Jersey Foundations, Quebec, What it means to be a fiduciary, Waqf Moslem trusts and Trusts and Divorce, among others.The new edition, produced in association with the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), provides a solid grounding in the use of trusts in 20 important jurisdictions. It also examines related topics, including the taxation of trusts, anti-money laundering laws and the notion that states are entitled to collect taxes beyond their borders. 

Featuring chapters by more than 45 leading professionals and recognised academics, many of whom are STEP members, the third edition of Trusts in Prime Jurisdictions is an important handbook for all lawyers, trust practitioners and banking professionals working in the field.



A comprehensive guide, not only to the main jurisdictions for trusts and foundations, but also a highly useful source of information about many related topics that will be of significant added value to any practitioner whose work involves wealth management structures in a wide international context.

Richard Pease
STEP Journal

A book that assists practioners in understanding what is going on elsewhere—which is readable and practical—that helps wealth planners devise the best structures—is therefore most welcome.

Toby Graham
Trusts & Trustees

A valuable, one-volume resource for practitioners who may have any reason to consider, or may even be consulted about, trusts in a jurisdiction other than their own.

Alexander A Bove
Trusts and Estates

'Trusts in Prime Jurisdictions' provides an excellent starting point to a multi-jurisdictional study of trusts and would provide a practitioner with considerable background knowledge in many areas from which to launch a greater consideration of the subject.

Beth Norton
Private Client Business