POSTPONED! How recent court rulings from the major common law jurisdictions affect us all

Friday, 08 May 2020
00.00 - 00.00


Hotel Glockenhof Zurich

Zurich Centre

Lunch Meeting

SHÂN WARNOCK-SMITH Q.C. / International Chancery & Trusts Chambers

Shân Warnock-Smith QC is both an adviser and a litigator in the whole range of trust and succession matters. She is ranked among the leading Silks in her field and has appeared in a number of the most important private client cases of recent years.
She has an international practice, taking her around the globe to advise and to litigate from her bases in London and Cayman. She specialises in wealth structuring for international families, with and without the involvement of the court.
Shân is a specialist mediator of trust and succession disputes. She was the lead advocate for the successful party in the Zhang v DBS appeal.


Andrew De La Rosa practices as independent counsel specialising in structuring and litigation concerning fiduciary relationships. He has long been recognised as a leading specialist in his field. Professional clients have described him as "awesome and absolutely compelling" and "charming and easy-going but with a deadly eye and known to get results.”
Andrew has been instructed as counsel in a number of the largest inheritance and trust disputes and restructurings of recent years. His practice is international and he has extensive experience of dealing with the laws of all of the principal English common law-based international financial centres as well as the civil law and Islamic law systems with which such centres interact.
He has also acted as a government consultant and adjunct professor of law and has been ranked as "an unsurpassed conference speaker." He is the author of the chapter on Forced Heirship and Succession Disputes in International Trust Disputes (2nd ed., OUP 2020).


How recent court rulings from the major common law jurisdictions affect us all

  • Zhang Hong Li and others v DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited and others (2019):

A detailed look at this recent Hong Kong Final Court of Appeal case, which considered the extent to which a trustee can rely on an “anti-Bartlett” provision to justify a failure to supervise the business of the trust’s underlying company;

  • A round-up of other important trust cases from across the common law world

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