Offshore Financial Law Trusts and Related Tax Issues by Rose-Marie Antoine

By Rose-Marie Antoine

The single booklet with a spotlight on offshore trusts
Covers all elements of offshore monetary legislation, together with tax, for a finished knowing of the issues
subject dependent and comparative strategy offers special research of case legislation, laws, and treaties from either an offshore and onshore perspective
Tackles advanced parts comparable to conflicts of legislation

New to this edition

New bankruptcy at the US 'Offshore' Trusts corresponding to the Nevada and Alaska Trusts
New bankruptcy at the Shari'a belief in offshore monetary law
New bankruptcy at the civil legislation beginning trust
assurance of the ecu reductions Directive and advancements in Jersey legislation (ie the No five Amendment)
research of the united kingdom Tax amnesty, inner most belief businesses, tax details agreements, and signed alternate of data agreements
extra distinct dialogue of Latin American and eu use of the offshore belief

The self-discipline of offshore monetary legislation has constructed considerably because the first variation of this publication was once released. the second one version updates the reader with advancements in case legislation and laws and likewise covers a extra large diversity of offshore jurisdictions together with new assurance of Switzerland, Dubai, Hong Kong, Alaska, Nevada, Singapore, and Liechtenstein.

For ease of reference the hot version contains an introductory bankruptcy which supplies a precis of the legislative infrastructure within the a variety of jurisdictions. this offers a short advisor to the place to discover solutions on offshore monetary legislations issues. spotting the significance of Islamic finance there's now a bankruptcy at the Shari'a belief in offshore monetary legislations. different new chapters specialize in US 'Offshore' Trusts akin to the Nevada and Alaska Trusts and the basis belief, a automobile utilized in civil jurisdictions.

Considering the effect of the G20 and more moderen OECD discussions on confidentiality, disclosure, and tax concerns, this new version brings the reader modern with the altering regulatory panorama about the offshore area. All practitioners and students drawn to offshore monetary legislation will locate this article to be an important reference resource at the legislation and perform during this sector.

Readership: Trusts, tax, and offshore finance experts within the united kingdom and around the world; practitioners, judges, lecturers, post-graduate scholars, bankers, executive regulators, and overseas monetary regulators (OECD/ global financial institution/ IMF).
Rose-Marie Antoine, Professor of work legislations and Offshore monetary legislation, The college of the West Indies

Professor Rose-Marie Antoine is the Professor of work legislations and Offshore monetary legislation on the collage of the West Indies. A Cambridge and Oxford student, Professor Antoine lectures at Case-Western Reserve united states, consults for governments and foreign corporations, and drafted the exertions Code of Saint Lucia and the CARICOM Harmonization of work legislations file, the blueprint for CARICOM labour reform.

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This enables the reader to make a realistic and much needed assessment of how the offshore trust functions in the international tax sphere. Nowhere are the tensions between offshore and onshore jurisdictions more evident than in the tax functions of the offshore trust. This has produced a new chapter examining the important tax exchange of information treaties signed by offshore jurisdictions within the context of pressures from the OECD and the G20. In Part IV, the book seeks to explore the intriguing issues that arise in conflict of laws as they relate to the offshore trust.

This has produced a new chapter examining the important tax exchange of information treaties signed by offshore jurisdictions within the context of pressures from the OECD and the G20. In Part IV, the book seeks to explore the intriguing issues that arise in conflict of laws as they relate to the offshore trust. This subject is essential to understanding and preparing for the survivability and endurance of the offshore trust. It is perhaps the first time that this complex and important subject is explored in a major work.

In this new book Dr Antoine combines a rigorous analysis of the complex legal issues surrounding the offshore trust with a balanced policy perspective in which she stoutly defends the institution of the offshore trust as a legitimate instrument of estate planning based on freedom of contract and of property while acknowledging that it may be abused and that onshore jurisdictions have legitimate concerns which need to be addressed. The book is wide-ranging, covering matters as diverse as the liability of trustees and the validity of exculpatory clauses, tax implications, the use of human rights law to protect the essential features of the offshore trust, and issues of the conflict of laws, including an examination of the Hague Convention on the Recognition of Trusts.

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