Introduction

in Ying Khai Liew and Matthew Harding (eds), Asia-Pacific Trusts Law: Theory and Practice in Context, Hart Publishing, Forthcoming

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Ying Khai Liew

University of Melbourne - Melbourne Law School

Matthew Harding

University of Melbourne - Law School

Date Written: 2020

Abstract

This is the introductory chapter to the edited collection, 'Asia-Pacific Trusts Law: Theory and Practice in Context'.

We organised the inaugural meeting of the ‘Asia-Pacific Trusts Law’ project in December 2019 at the Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne. The symposium brought together lawyers and academics from the 17 jurisdictions of the Asia-Pacific region with the highest nominal GDP according to the International Monetary Fund. The jurisdictions are (from highest GDP to lowest): China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Vietnam, New Zealand, and Sri Lanka. The presenters were asked to focus on trusts law questions and issues in their respective jurisdictions. To these 17 presentations were added one presentation about ‘offshore’ jurisdictions in the South Pacific (the Cook Islands, Niue, Western Samoa), and another on private international law issues as they relate to trusts law in the region. This book builds on those presentations to provide the first in a series of edited collections discussing trusts law in the Asia-Pacific region.

Keywords: Trusts; Asia-Pacific

JEL Classification: K1, K10, K11, K19

Suggested Citation

Liew, Ying Khai and Harding, Matthew, Introduction (2020). in Ying Khai Liew and Matthew Harding (eds), Asia-Pacific Trusts Law: Theory and Practice in Context, Hart Publishing, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3741173 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3741173

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