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Re-imagining the Trust
Trusts in Civil Law

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Lionel Smith, Madeleine Cantin Cumyn, Michele Graziadei, Adam Hofri-Winogradow, Michael McAuley, Lusina Ho, François Barrière
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  • Date Published: April 2012
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  • isbn: 9781139335096

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  • Although the trust is generally seen as a creation of the common law tradition, modern civilian systems are increasingly interested in incorporating the trust institution. This collection of essays explores multiple civilian experiences with the trust. The reform of Quebec's trust institution attracted worldwide attention in 1994. Louisiana's 1964 Trust Code stands in an uneasy relationship with its general law of property. Israel has had a fascinating pluralist experience of multiples trusts. The People's Republic of China passed a Trust Law in 2001 and the development of the trust in this important economy is a matter of great interest and some controversy. France adopted a trust in 2007, and in Italy, trusts can be created through the choice of foreign governing law, under the Hague Trusts Convention. The concluding chapter draws conclusions from all the essays and sets out challenges for future research in the comparative law of trusts.

    • Trusts are generally unknown in most modern civilian legal systems, and this book provides a perspective on some of the ways in which civilian systems have accepted them
    • Civilian and common law readers who are interested in comparative law will appreciate the demonstration of the various ways in which civilian systems can incorporate the trust
    • Explores the historical foundations of trusts in civilian systems, thereby helping to clarify possible solutions for law reform in other jurisdictions
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    • Date Published: April 2012
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781139335096
    • contains: 3 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Lionel Smith
    1. Reflections regarding the diversity of ways in which the trust has been received or adapted in civil law countries Madeleine Cantin Cumyn
    2. Recognition of common law trusts in civil law jurisdictions under the Hague Trusts Convention with particular regard to the Italian experience Michele Graziadei
    3. Express trusts in Israel/Palestine: a pluralist trusts regime and its history Adam Hofri-Winogradow
    4. Truth and reconciliation: notions of property in Louisiana's civil and trust codes Michael McAuley
    5. Trust laws in China: history, ambiguity, and beneficiaries' rights Lusina Ho
    6. The French Fiducie or the chaotic awakening of a sleeping beauty François Barrière
    7. The re-imagined trust Lionel Smith.

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    Lionel Smith, McGill University, Montréal
    Lionel Smith is James McGill Professor of Law and Director of the Quebec Research Centre of Private and Comparative Law at the Faculty of Law, McGill University.


    Lionel Smith, Madeleine Cantin Cumyn, Michele Graziadei, Adam Hofri-Winogradow, Michael McAuley, Lusina Ho, François Barrière

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