The International Academy of Estate and Trust Law
is a prestigious body that comprises leading estate and trusts lawyers from civilian and common law jurisdictions around the globe. Its membership - all experts in trusts, estate and inheritance law, and/or tax law - includes solicitors, barristers, notaires , judges, and law professors. The group's proceedings manifest a comparative approach, offering perspectives on issues of direct and immediate concern for both civil and common law jurisdictions.
This volume records the May 2000 week-long conference in Berlin, which focused on four main topics: arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, in which the `estate' meets the `family'; transnational issues in testamentary matters, especially in light of the Hague Convention on Succession to Deceased Estates; responsibility of tax advisers, the discussion of which concentrates on the development of a unified code of conduct; and new developments in offshore trusts, in which the very nature of the interest of the beneficiary under a trust is being redefined and tested once again.
This volume, the second published by Kluwer Law International, continues to engage the deep interest of researchers, academics, practitioners, law reform bodies, governmental groups and their advisers working in this complex and varied field of law. It makes available to a wide audience the analyses of academic and professional leaders on topics of immediate relevance.