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International Trust Laws and Analysis, Company Laws, Wealth Management & Tax Planning Strategies provides all the legal, tax, and estate-planning intelligence necessary for professional advisers to recommend among financial centers for their high net wealth clients — as well as the tools to establish and operate trusts, companies, and funds in compliance with all applicable rules and regulations. The full text of the trust laws and links to the company laws of 60 countries is included with clear, concise comparison charts aimed at reducing research time. The 29 vital trust elements and 20 company elements of each jurisdiction's laws are analyzed from a compliance perspective in detail.

This major reference work is a one-stop guide to the formation of trusts and companies worldwide. The work is quarterly up-dated, tracking key changes and developments in trust and company legislation and practice.

Professional consultants involved in trust and company establishment and in wealth management, including bankers, lawyers, tax consultants, accountants, financial planners, compliance officers, investment and wealth managers, will find this an efficient and reliable source of practical information.

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Last Updated 06/01/2001
Update Frequency Updated quarterly
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041198303
SKU 10059266-0001
Table of Contents

Part 1. Trust Laws



Comparison Charts

Registration and Compliance

Analyses and Statutes

Part 2. Company Laws


Comparison Charts

Registration and Compliance


Glossary of Terms

Part 1 contains a point-by-point analysis of the 29 vital elements of each country's trust law. The following topics are covered: Legislative Background; Formation; Exempt Tax Status; Minimum Assets; Residency Requirement; Registration; Revocable or Irrevocable / Void or Voidable; Settlor as Beneficiary; Perpetuity Period; Wait and See Provision; Accumulations; Beneficiaries; Trustees and Trustee Companies; Enforcers; Protectors; Confidentiality Rules; Financial Disclosure; Redomiciliation; Government and Private Fees; Exchange Control; Tax Treaties; Restrictions; Asset Protection; Fraudulent Dispositions; Time Limit to Bring Suit; Foreign Court Awards; Forced Heirship; Other Types of Trusts; and Government Control.

Countries included: Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cayman Islands, China, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Dominica, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guernsey, Hague Convention on Trusts (includes Netherlands, Portugal, Italy, France, Belgium, Spain, Luxembourg, etc.), Hong Kong, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Labuan, Liechtenstein, Macau, Madeira, Malaysia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Monaco, Montserrat, Nauru, Netherlands Antilles, Nevis, New Zealand, Niue, Panama, Prince Edward Island, Russian Federation, St Kitts, St Lucia, St Vincent and Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Kingdom, United States (Alaska, California, Colorado, Delaware, Montana, Nevada, New York, Rhode Island) and Vanuatu.

Part 2 contains a point-by-point analysis covering the 20 vital elements of each country's company law, including the following topics: Company Types; Licensing of Corporate Agents; Company Name; Fees; Registered Office and Resident Agent; Registration; Reporting and Recordkeeping; Formative Documents; Powers; Shareholders / Members; Single Shareholder Corporation; Share Capital; Directors and Officers; Meetings; Resolutions; General Accounting Practices; Mergers & Acquisitions; Liquidation/Dissolution; Governing Law; and Forms.

Countries included: Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Australia; Austria; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; British Virgin Islands; Cayman Islands; Chile; China; Cook Islands; Costa Rica; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Dominica; Finland; France; Gibraltar; Guernsey; Hong Kong; India; Ireland; Isle of Man; Italy; Jersey; Liechtenstein; Luxembourg; Macau; Madeira; Malta; Marshall Islands; New Zealand; Poland; Portugal; St. Lucia; Singapore; St. Kitts & Nevis; Spain; Switzerland; Turkey; Turks and Caicos Islands; United Kingdom; United States (Alaska, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Jersey; Illinois, Montana, Nevada, New York, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Wyoming) and Vanuatu.

William H. Byrnes

Professor William Byrnes, an Associate Dean of Texas A&M University School of Law, is one of the leading authors and best-selling authors in the professional markets with 30 books and treatises that have sold in excess of 100,000 copies in print and online, with over one thousand online annual database subscribers. He is the primary co-author of the Kluwer compendium INTERNATIONAL TRUST LAWS AND ANALYSIS, COMPANY LAWS, WEALTH MANAGEMENT & TAX PLANNING STRATEGIES, for Kluwer International Tax Blog, and for Kluwer

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