I’m sitting on a long wooden table at my surf camp on a rugged tiny island in the Indian Ocean, hours by boat, west of Sumatra in Indonesia. We wait patiently for favourable winds to bring peeling walls of water for us to carve on. There’s time to reflect during these waits. […]
Laws of Succession and Estate Planning As someone who likes his advice to be user friendly, there’s nothing like getting direct feedback from the business community. Specifically, in terms of the laws of succession and estate planning, what type of guidance they need. I recently received an invite from Vistage, a peer advisory grouping of CEOs […]
Here’s a quick update, especially for those of you in the market for a property. Some time in September 2017, I reminded prospective purchasers of properties to be mindful of the 2016 Malaysian budget announcement that transfers of RM1,000,000/- and above will be subject to an increased stamp duty of 1% and this was to […]
Estate Duty and Inheritance Tax Speculation has been rife, over the past two months, that estate duty or inheritance tax would be reintroduced. This rumour isn’t new. In fact, such talk has recurred over the years. This, in turn, spurred my high net-worth clients to research and attend talks by private banks with wealth preservation departments, […]
About a month ago, I caught up with some Singapore and BVI trust lawyers over some off shore trust work. Coincidentally, on my return, WhatsApp messages started trickling in, asking whether inheritance tax will be introduced in the upcoming budget. I, of course, immediately thought that an article on inheritance tax or death duties would […]
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What an exciting couple of weeks it has been! I got a few challenging wills signed off and advised on some complex structures for Malaysian families with UK ties.
MM2H wills and estate planning issues for expats: Penang has a substantial expat population, a lot of whom are British and are here through the Malaysia My Second Home (“MM2H”) programme. In light of the UK tax changes effective from 6 April 2017, I thought it would be helpful to update the local British expat community as […]
Estate planning and will writing, while not a complex area of law, can sometimes be misunderstood.
As an advocate for comprehensive and reliable estate planning, I recently held a successful seminar for residents and expats in Malaysia.