Estate

Hong Kong Lawyer | Testamentary Capacity: Update

Hong Kong Lawyer | Testamentary Capacity: Update 1600 1006 Alfred Ip

Challenges concerning testamentary capacity have been a common issue arising before the courts. The Court of Final Appeal has recently provided guidance on testamentary capacity in a case concerning an estate matter.

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Planning and Leaving an Artistic Legacy

Planning and Leaving an Artistic Legacy 800 600 Alfred Ip

The fact that artists generally give very little consideration to proper estate planning can affect the value and the marketability of a single piece of art or an entire art collection thought their own lives

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Growing Wealth In Hong Kong Translates Into a Growing Number of Family Offices

Growing Wealth In Hong Kong Translates Into a Growing Number of Family Offices 1900 1267 Alfred Ip

Hong Kong has been experiencing a boom of family offices, further incentivised by tax breaks or residency options. It is indeed a very efficient Wealth Planning tool for HNWI.

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Taiwan Legalises Same-Sex Marriage: What Is Hong Kong Doing to Protect LGBT Rights?

Taiwan Legalises Same-Sex Marriage: What Is Hong Kong Doing to Protect LGBT Rights? 1050 700 Alfred Ip

Through proper Estate Planning same-sex couples can enjoy nearly similar benefits as other couples in Hong Kong, and their children can be suitably protected.

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The Importance of Artworks Valuation in Tax and Estate Planning or in Divorce Proceedings

The Importance of Artworks Valuation in Tax and Estate Planning or in Divorce Proceedings 900 700 Alfred Ip

Valuation of artworks is the first step that an investor should think about as it has deep consequences in wealth and estate planning, as well as in case of future divorce proceedings.

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Trust Focus Week: Different Types of Trusts

Trust Focus Week: Different Types of Trusts 1000 1499 Alfred Ip

There are different types of trusts for different purposes depending on the settlor’s needs and goals, while the essential characteristic of all trusts is the separation of legal and beneficial ownership.

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Trust Focus Week: An Introduction to Trusts – A Medieval Concept Still Relevant Today

Trust Focus Week: An Introduction to Trusts – A Medieval Concept Still Relevant Today 1200 801 Alfred Ip

In the modern days when even chivalry has been pronounced dead by many, trusts remain relevant, especially for those who wish to protect family wealth and plan for succession.

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Power and Duties of the Executor of a Will

Power and Duties of the Executor of a Will 1600 1040 Alfred Ip

Anyone making a Will should carefully consider how to choose the executor, and whether to put in additional clauses governing the powers and duties of the executor in the Will.

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Cryptocurrencies in the Complicated World of Tax, Estate and Trust Law

Cryptocurrencies in the Complicated World of Tax, Estate and Trust Law 1051 701 Alfred Ip

What happens to virtual currencies once the owner has passed away? Is an individual able to distribute such assets if he wishes to do so through his will?

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Proper Estate Planning: When there is a Will, there is a Way!

Proper Estate Planning: When there is a Will, there is a Way! 960 640 Hugill & Ip

If you want a proper way to plan for your succession and ensure your loved ones are looked after in your absence, you need a Will.

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