STEP Journal: Issue 5, 2020

Monday, 26 October 2020
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Welcome to Issue 5 of the STEP Journal. This issue shines a spotlight on the Asia-Pacific region, exploring China’s first-ever judicial recognition of testamentary trusts, and an NSW Commission’s approach to accessing digital records upon death or incapacity, among others. From property insurance and reporting compliance to purpose-driven investment, this issue also shares the latest in investment and insurance trends globally.



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Registers of beneficial ownership are being implemented in countries globally; Helen Swire looks at the progress being made and the questions still to be answered
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Dr Olaf Scherf and Dr Alex Kusen weigh up the relative value of investing on a strategic asset allocation basis
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The Awards go virtual this year; find out how to join in the celebrations
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The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the way we work. A recent STEP Journal roundtable, sponsored by Royal Bank of Canada, reviewed how it has impacted the world of work for practitioners and impacted clients
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Radhika Gaggar and Shaishavi Kadakia set out considerations for cross-border planning for estates with an Indian nexus
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Jane Wenxia Ren describes legislative changes brought in with the adoption of China’s first-ever Civil Code
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Adam Liew examines the findings of Singapore’s apex court on the implications of ‘forum of administration’ clauses
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Darryl Browne and Natalie Darcy explain the approach advocated by the NSW Law Reform Commission on access to digital records upon death or incapacity
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Lusina Ho and Hao Wang examine the first judicial recognition of the establishment of testamentary trusts in China
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Carolyn Oh explains the benefits of living wills and powers of attorney in countries without mental capacity laws, such as Malaysia
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Shabnam Shaikh and Eva Farkas-DiNardo consider pitfalls to avoid for practitioners catering to US persons involving Indian assets
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James Noble, Kat Lan and Amelia Tan details learnings from the first major BVI litigation trial conducted remotely before the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court
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Harriet Errington highlights the different approaches taken by courts in England and Wales and Scotland in relation to divorce
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Gina Pereira, Carly Doshi, Sianne Haldane and Michele Fugiel Gartner delve into the issues of wealth stewardship and social equity
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Ola Adeosun and Ashleigh Maloney assess ways that business continuity risk may be mitigated in the UK
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Andrew Walters explores the use of trusts in investment fund liquidations, specifically when a collective investment scheme nears its end-of-life
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Peter Wüthrich discusses how to create an investment strategy
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Geoff Cook examines how family offices may overcome challenges posed by global economic uncertainty
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Christopher Digby looks at the insurance considerations for trustees managing property and assets in the UK and Europe
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Simon Gorbutt explores the varying approaches taken by EU Member States to the implementation of DAC6
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Jacob J Meagher and Michael Whitbread set out the case for Guernsey equality legislation
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Frédéric Roux describes a new measure adopted in French law to characterise the tax domicile of managers of large companies
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A recent Grand Court of the Cayman Islands decision provides valuable guidance on the expectations of a trustee in complex cases, writes Lisa Vizia
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Iain Johns TEP is Group Head of Private Client Services at JTC Group, an accredited STEP Gold Employer Partner. JTC Group took home the award for Trust Company of the Year (large firm) at the STEP Private Client Awards 2019/20.
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