Consulting editor(s): Paolo Panico, James Turnbull and István Sándor
Publication date: Aug 2024
Both Czech and Hungarian trusts celebrate their 10th anniversary in 2024. These modern structures were introduced in response to the limitations of earlier succession-planning mechanisms and, together with other legal instruments, provided new tools for wealth management, estate planning and asset protection, which have reshaped the estate-planning environment.
Trust Laws in the Czech Republic and Hungary explores the issues and challenges encountered when introducing common law trust concepts into civil law legal systems. It also reviews the legal and practical aspects of trusts in these two – quite different – jurisdictions, and the book is divided into two parts which deal separately with Czech and Hungarian solutions.
Authored by well-known experts in this field, chapters cover the basics of the structures, providing a broad overview of key points including:
- the legal and regulatory formalities;
- trustees: their duties and responsibilities;
- taxation; and
- the practical uses of trusts for estate planning and asset protection.
This title provides the only systematic review of Czech and Hungarian trust laws in English. It is an invaluable reference work to help lawyers and other private client advisers structure their clients' wealth. Additionally, professional trustees involved in the administration of Czech and Hungarian trusts, as well as accountants and tax advisers dealing with the tax treatment of trusts in the CEE region, will find this to be an indispensable guide.