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

Offshore Financial Law: Trusts and Related Tax Issues

byRose-Marie Antoine

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The discipline of offshore financial law has developed substantially since the first edition of this book was published. The second edition updates the reader with developments in case law and legislation and also covers a more extensive range of offshore jurisdictions including new coverageof Switzerland, Dubai, Hong Kong, Alaska, Nevada, Singapore, and Liechtenstein.For ease of reference the new edition includes an introductory chapter which gives a summary of the legislative infrastructure in the various jurisdictions. This provides a quick guide to where to find answers on offshore financial law matters. Recognizing the importance of Islamic finance there isnow a chapter on the Shari'a Trust in offshore financial law. Other new chapters focus on US 'Offshore' Trusts such as the Nevada and Alaska Trusts and the Foundation trust, a vehicle used in civil jurisdictions.Considering the impact of the G20 and more recent OECD discussions on confidentiality, disclosure, and tax issues, this new edition brings the reader up to date with the changing regulatory landscape concerning the offshore sector. All practitioners and scholars interested in offshore financial lawwill find this text to be an essential reference source on the law and practice in this sector.

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Professor Rose-Marie Antoine is the Professor of Labor Law and Offshore Financial Law at the University of the West Indies. A Cambridge and Oxford scholar, Professor Antoine lectures at Case-Western Reserve USA, consults for governments and international organizations, and drafted the Labor Code of Saint Lucia and the CARICOM Harmoniza...
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Title:Offshore Financial Law: Trusts and Related Tax IssuesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:800 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.03 inPublished:April 7, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199693455

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Part I - Fundamentals of the Ofshore Trust1. Introduction - The Place of the Offshore Trust in the Offshore Financial Centre2. Anatomy and Functions of the Offshore Trust3. Special Trust Vehicles4. The Role and Powers of the Offshore Protector5. Questions of Legitimacy and the Offshore Trust6. Acceptance of the Offshore TrustPart II - Challenges to the Offshore Trust and Common Pitfalls to Avoid7. Disclosure and Confidentiality Obligations8. The Offshore Trust as a Sham9. The Law on Fraudulent Conveyances and the Offshore Trust10. Duties of Trustees in Managing Offshore Trusts11. Liability of Third Parties to the Trust12. Liability of Directors of Offshore Corporate TrusteesPart III - The Offshore Tax Function13. Responses to the Tax Function of Offshore Trusts14. Overview of Statutory Tax Countermeasures against Offshore Trusts15. Judicial Engineering of the Tax Function of Offshore Trusts16. Bilateral Routes to the Tax Function and the Question of Sovereignty17. Duties of Offshore Trustees in Relation to TaxPart IV - The Conflict of Laws and the Offshore Trust18. Transplanting the Common Law Trust - Conflict of Laws and the Acceptance of the Offshore Trust19. Jurisdiction over the Offshore Trust20. The Proper Law of the Offshore Trust21. Recognition of the Offshore Trust in Civil Law Countries22. Rights to Succession - Forced Heirs and the Offshore Trust23. Capacity to Create the Offshore Trust and Initial Transfers of Assets24. The Non-Enforcement of Foreign Judgments under Offshore Trust Law

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Review from previous edition: "This book will be of considerable interest to a wide range of legal academics and practitioners...Finance lawyers will find this book to be an authoritative source of information on offshore trusts and a convenient tool for comparing the competing versions ofoffshore trusts on offer." --JIBLR 21.12.05