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Centre for Commercial Law Studies

The Rise of Singapore as a Major Trust Jurisdiction

25 June 2015

Time: 12:00 - 2:00pm
Venue: Room 3.1, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, 67-69 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JB

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies is pleased to present a guest lecture by Professor TANG Hang Wu, Singapore Management University, on "The Rise of Singapore as a Major Trust Jurisdiction". Chair: Professor Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal (TBC).

This presentation will track the various developments in Singapore trust law which has led Singapore to be a major wealth management centre in Asia. In particular, the speaker will consider the ability of the Singapore trust to withstand external attacks from creditors, divorcing spouses and disgruntled heirs. The speaker will also touch on the application of the trust concept in the commercial world namely the Singapore Real Estate Investment Trust and Singapore Business Trust Act.

  • 12.00 Registration and buffet lunch
  • 12.45 Presentation by Prof. Tang Hang Wu (SMU)
  • 13.20 Discussion by Prof. Kelvin Low (SMU)
  • 13.30 Q&A
  • 13.50 Closing Remarks by Chair, Prof. Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal (CCLS) (TBC)
  • 14.00 Close


Professor TANG Hang Wu is Professor of Law and Director of the Centre for Cross-Border Commercial Law in Asia at Singapore Management University School of Law.

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