Wealth Planning

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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The Impact of Divorce Proceedings on Trusts

The Impact of Divorce Proceedings on Trusts 1800 1200 Alfred Ip

All family assets – including Trusts – held in Hong Kong and overseas are normally considered part of the ‘matrimonial pot’ in divorce proceedings

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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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Generational Transition of Family Business and Wealth Preservation

Generational Transition of Family Business and Wealth Preservation 1200 800 Alfred Ip

Transitioning ownership and control to the next generation is only one of the hurdles for many family business owners in succession planning

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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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Advantages of Hong Kong as an Art Trading Hub and the Growth of Cryptocurrencies in Artwork Transactions

Advantages of Hong Kong as an Art Trading Hub and the Growth of Cryptocurrencies in Artwork Transactions 1800 1199 Gary Wong

A brand-new interest in art as an asset class has pushed growth in the Chinese art market and High Net Worth Individuals in China have begun to invest in art as an asset

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Trust Focus Week: Private Trust Companies

Trust Focus Week: Private Trust Companies 1200 795 Alfred Ip

If you would like to carry on your family business for successive generations and you feel that the retention of such shares is of utmost importance and that you do not want a third-party trustee to interfere with the management of the business, then a PTC or a VISTA Trust may be the solution for you.

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Trust Focus Week: Choice of Trustees

Trust Focus Week: Choice of Trustees 1700 1133 Alfred Ip

The major hurdle is finding the right trustee since there is no standard answer as the wishes of the settlor, family circumstances and asset picture or holding structure can all affect the choice of trustee.

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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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