Art of evasion
Litigation & Insolvency

Art of evasion

An inherent risk of litigation is that defendants may dishonestly seek to hinder the enforcement of adverse judgments by rendering their assets judgment-proof. Defendants often use mechanisms like the dissipation or moving of assets abroad, using the legal structure of trusts and registered companies to shield, or put their assets beyond the reach of a judgment creditor.
Established Tools for New Assets: Decrypting the problem of Asset Tracing in Cryptocurrencies
Fraud and asset tracing

Established Tools for New Assets: Decrypting the problem of Asset Tracing in Cryptocurrencies

While the pandemic has wreaked havoc on healthcare systems, employment rates and economies across the world, investment asset classes from equity to real estate has seen phenomenal growth fuelled undoubtedly in part by unprecedented relief measures introduced by governments worldwide. However, one asset class in particular has seen meteoric growth and significant investment interest from organisations that only a few years ago dismissed it as too volatile or even a scam.
A view from Asia on Brexit
Litigation & Insolvency

A view from Asia on Brexit

This article, originally published by Westlaw Today, is loosely based on a lively panel discussion organised by the International Insolvency Institute, American College of Bankruptcy and American Bankruptcy Institute, the third and final of a tripartite “Brexit Series”, with a panel of experts from Asia.
SPACs – What family offices in Asia need to know
Banking & Finance

SPACs – What family offices in Asia need to know

This article, originally published by Hubbis, offers a deconstruction of the increasingly pertinent phenomenon that is the SPAC structure. It breaks down what a SPAC is, before elaborating on the details of note surrounding SPACs, how they can be capitalised upon, and ultimately whether SPACs are here to stay, or are simply something of a flash in the pan.