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The Worlds of the Trust
     

The Worlds of the Trust

by Lionel Smith (Editor)
 

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Despite the common belief that they are found only in the common law tradition, trusts have long been known in mixed jurisdictions even where they have a civilian law of property. Trusts have now been introduced by legislation in a number of civilian jurisdictions, such as France and China. Other recent developments include the reception of foreign trusts through

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Despite the common belief that they are found only in the common law tradition, trusts have long been known in mixed jurisdictions even where they have a civilian law of property. Trusts have now been introduced by legislation in a number of civilian jurisdictions, such as France and China. Other recent developments include the reception of foreign trusts through private international law in Italy and Switzerland and the inclusion of a chapter on trusts in Europe's Draft Common Frame of Reference. As a result, there is a growing interest in the ways in which the trust can be accommodated in civil law systems. This collection explores this question, as well as general issues such as the juridical nature of the trust, the role and qualifications of the trustee and particular developments in specific jurisdictions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107032439
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/31/2013
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Lionel Smith is James McGill Professor of Law and Director of the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law at the Faculty of Law, McGill University, Montréal, Canada.

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