“One Belt, One Road, Many Laws” Experts Talk Series - Talk 2 - HKU SPACE
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“One Belt, One Road, Many Laws” Experts Talk Series - Talk 2

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“One Belt, One Road, Many Laws” Experts Talk Series
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12Apr 2019 (Fri)13:00 - 14:00 (Registration starts at 12:15)
Professor and Mrs Enoch Young Lecture Theatre (Room 204), HKU SPACE, 2/F Admiralty Centre, 18 Harcourt Road, Hong Kong (Exit A, Admiralty MTR Station)
HK$300 (Early bird offer@HK$200 on or before 31 March 2019)
Professor William Swadling
Professor William Swadling

Professor William Swadling

William Swadling is Reader in the Law of Property and the Senior Law Fellow at Brasenose College. He chairs the faculty's teaching groups in Restitution and Personal Property. Before coming to Oxford, he held posts at a number of other universities, including University College London and Trinity College, Cambridge. He is the editor of a number of books, including The Quistclose Trust: Critical Essays. He is particularly interested in the intersection between trusts/property and restitution, and a number of his articles on this topic have been cited in the House of Lords and UK Supreme Court. He is a contributor to Halsbury's Laws of England (4th ed, reissue), and wrote the section entitled 'Property' in Burrows (ed), English Private Law (3rd ed, 2013). He is a founding editor of the Restitution Law Review and has held visiting professorships at the University of Hamburg, Seoul National University, the National University of Singapore, University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas), the University of Leuven, the National University of Taiwan, and the University of Hong Kong. He is an academic associate at One Essex Court (chambers of Lord Grabiner QC), a Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne, an elected member of the American Law Institute, and an academic member of the Chancery Bar Association.

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"One Belt, One Road, Many Laws" Experts Talk Series

 The talk " The Use of Trusts in Transnational Business Transactions" has been awarded 1 CPD point from the Law Society of Hong Kong.

“One Belt, One Road, Many Laws” Experts Talk Series

“One Belt, One Road, Many Laws” Experts Talk Series

The “One Belt, One Road, Many Laws” Experts Talk Series aims to keep the policy, economic and professional communities informed of the latest knowledge and perspectives on China’s Belt and Road Initiative.  Each talk is delivered by an outstanding international expert on specific legal aspects of BRI in the context of transnational economic integration.  Professionals, policy analysts, investors, policy-makers and individuals interested in the BRI and transnational economic activities are welcome.


The Use of Trusts in Transnational Business Transactions

Trusts are normally seen as device to manage family wealth.  But the trust also has a number of commercial applications and purpose of this talk is to explain the way trusts can be used in transnational transactions.  It will outline what is a trust, what happens when rights are placed on trust, the insolvency effects of a trust, and the various forms of trust-holding which can be utilized for business purposes, including Collective Security Trusts for holders of bonds or debenture stock, syndicated loan trusts, subordination trusts, securitization trusts of special purpose vehicles, and project financing and future income stream trusts.  Transnational business transactions may also involve give rise to issues in the conflict of laws, but, because of time constraints, these will not be covered.

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Talk: The Use of Trusts in Transnational Business Transactions


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