Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Paolo Panico recently published a book entitled, International Trust Laws (2d ed. 2017). Provided below is a summary of the book:
- Compares trust law across a number of jurisdictions, providing the reader with references to offshore case law legislation and case law that is often inaccessible.
- Covers law and practice in leading trust centres such as Jersey, Guernsey, the Cayman Islands, the Bahamas, and the Isle of Man, with examples drawn from a wealth of other jurisdictions including New Zealand, Dubai, Mauritius and the Cook Islands.
- Provides detailed analysis of common law and the recognition and circulation of trusts in civil law jurisdictions where trusts are practised under the Hague Trust Convention.
- Includes discussion of offshore and onshore trust jurisdictions.
- The book can be used either with a focus on a particular jurisdiction, analyzing its trust law in relation to those of other jurisdictions; or with a focus on a particular topic, such as settlor's reserved powers, beneficiaries' rights to information, or protector's duties, illustrated by approaches from various trust jurisdictions.