Trusts law is thriving and has a formidable presence in Asia-Pacific. However, relatively little is known about its use and development in the region. Drawing on the Asia-Pacific Trusts Law project and book series, this seminar will reflect on some unique lessons that the region can offer to trusts law scholarship and practice. They will include reflections on: the state of trusts law in the region; the nature of the trust and its effect on transplantation; the functions of the trust; constructive trusts; and choice of law rules for trusts.
About the Speaker:
Ying Khai Liew is a Professor at the Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne. He teaches and researches in private law, specialising in the law of equity and trusts, the law of assignment, contracts, and remedies. He is widely published and has been cited by courts around the world including the UK Supreme Court. Ying is the founder of the Asia-Pacific Trusts Law project and the General Editor of the Asia-Pacific Trusts Law book series with Hart Publishing. He is also the author of Rationalising Constructive Trusts (Hart Publishing 2017) and of the practitioner’s text, Guest on the Law of Assignment (currently in its fourth edition, Sweet & Maxwell 2021). Ying is the Associate Director (Private Law) of the Asian Law Centre at the Melbourne Law School, and is also an editor of the Journal of Equity.
The Law Society of Hong Kong has awarded this seminar 1 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) point.