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Are letters of wishes enforceable?

Letters of wishes are almost always, by their express terms, nonbinding. They are typically used in relation to discretionary trusts to guide a trustee as to how the settlor would wish them to exercise their discretions. This briefing looks at cases which touch on the issues of letters of wishes.

Law Firm: Mourant Ozannes | Published: 20 November 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

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The global citizen - how private client lawyers can tap emerging markets

It takes courage to reach out to new markets, particularly given considerations such as profitability, lead time and safety. So what can private client lawyers learn from emerging jurisdictions amid the rise of the 'global citizen'? The Private Client Forum Americas will tackle such issues and more.

Law Firm: Legal Week Events | Published: 11 November 2013 | Practice Area: Collective Investment Schemes

Unreasonable decisions – a cautionary tale for trustees

Mourant Ozannes reports on a recent judgment from the Royal Court of Jersey which highlights that trustees of discretionary trusts should not rely too heavily on letters of wishes in exercising their discretion.

Law Firm: Mourant Ozannes | Published: 08 November 2013 | Practice Area: Powers of Attorney

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Guide to private wealth in Asia 2012-13

Estates and international private wealth structures are becoming ever more complex. The guide from Herbert Smith is intended to provide private clients, business people and lawyers with concise information on trusts, estates and probate issues in key private wealth centres across Asia.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 01 October 2012 | Practice Area: Powers of Attorney

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The powers that be: granting power of attorney in the UAE

The guide from UAE legal specialists Hadef & Partners provides a full introduction to powers of attorney in the UAE, including how to issue and terminate a POA, the obligations of an attorney and fundamentals to consider before issuing a POA.

Law Firm: Hadef & Partners | Published: 09 September 2011 | Practice Area: Powers of Attorney

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Private banking newsletter, August 2010

This newsletter, compiled by Baker & McKenzie partners and lawyers across the globe, gives a summary of the latest wealth-management-related legal developments.

Law Firm: Baker McKenzie | Published: 26 August 2010 | Practice Area: Wills and Probate

Demystifying the Beast – an introduction to Trusts

There is in some people’s minds a great deal of mystique attached to trusts. In reality, however, when stripped down to its bare essentials, a trust is a straightforward concept. This briefing by Macfarlanes aims to clarify the situation.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 29 April 2010 | Practice Area: Private Client

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Law Firm: Dewey & LeBoeuf | Published: 01 January 2010 | Practice Area: Boilerplate

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