There has been insufficient literature focusing on the world-changing rise of Asian wealth. Private wealth in Asia is very substantial, with 33 per cent of the global population of high-net-worth individuals based in Asia. Yet, there is a dearth of legal analysis of Asian wealth, particularly by texts written in English. This collection aims to fill that gap, with chapters on legal issues in relation to Asian wealth transmission, investments in international real estate, familial disputes, family offices and private trust companies. A substantive section of this book also focuses on the changing legal context with chapters exploring trusts and cryptoassets, constructive trust, trustee’s discretion and decision-making, changing regulatory environment and abuse of trust structures. This collection of essays on trusts and wealth management presents a focus on Asian wealth and the changing legal context, and follows the related publication, Trusts and Modern Wealth Management (Cambridge University Press, 2018).

  • Gives readers new and diverse perspectives on the subject, written by leading figures in the field
  • Covers many highly topical areas of practice and development in trust law, Asian wealth and changing legal context
  • Offers a novel collection on trusts and wealth management, drawing together perspectives and insights not widely available elsewhere

Richard Nolan, University of York
Richard Nolan is Professor of Law at the University of York and previously Reader in Corporate and Trust Law at the University of Cambridge. His work has been cited by judges in the UK, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand and Hong Kong. He has been a consultant to several governmental bodies.

Hang Wu Tang, Singapore Management University
Tang Hang Wu is a Professor at the Yong Pung How School of Law, Singapore Management University researching on equity, trusts and wealth management. Hang Wu has published widely and advised local and international law firms, high-net-worth individuals, US Department of Justice and banks and trust companies on trust law.

Man Yip, Singapore Management University
Man Yip is an Associate Professor at the Yong Pung How School of Law, Singapore Management University research on equity, trusts, remedies and private international law. She has published widely in international peer reviewed journals and her work has been cited in leading treatises and courts.


Richard Nolan, Tang Hang Wu, Yip Man, Lady Mary Arden, Thomas P Gallanis, Edward S W Ti, Lusina Ho, Rebecca Lee, Vincent Ooi, Chan Ee Lin, Kelvin F.K. Low, James Lee, David Pollard, Tobias Barkley, Simone Wong, Jessica Palmer, Graham Virgo