Part 1. Trust Laws
Registration and Compliance
Analyses and Statutes
Part 2. Company Laws
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’s sponsored International Financial Law Professor Blog.
William Byrnes held a senior position of international tax for Coopers & Lybrand and has been commissioned by a number of governments on tax and professional education policy, including several international financial centers, developed and developing countries.