Leaders in Law – Global Awards 2023 – Sample Inclusions

Leaders in Law – Global Awards 2023 winners will be selected based upon a comprehensive, independent survey of both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only firms and practitioners who have met independent international research criteria will be considered.

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Business today is fiercely competitive and ensuring the selection of a knowledgeable and cost-effective lawyer when and where you need them is crucial to business success. The Leaders-in-Law platform provides immediate access to Leaders in their practice area throughout the world.

Users of the Leaders-in-Law platform vary from large multi-nationals to successful entrepreneurs. All with one aim: to quickly and easily find the Leader-in-Law they need with the correct expertise in their location.

The selection process for Leaders-in-Law experts is rigorous and many applicants are eliminated during the vetting process. The successful experts who join the Leaders-in-Law all have a proven track record of success, with their own unique attributes and knowledge of their practice area and local requirements.


Hong Kong’s Proposed Company Re-Domiciliation Regime

The Hong Kong government, via its Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau, has consulted on a proposed regime for non-Hong Kong incorporated companies to re-domicile in Hong Kong. The objective is to facilitate company re-domiciliation to Hong Kong, thus strengthening Hong Kong’s status as an international finance and business hub. The legislation of the new regime is expected to take place from 2023 to 2024.


Unlike other jurisdictions like Singapore, Canada and New Zealand, Hong Kong currently does not allow re-domiciliation.

If a foreign company wishes to move its identity and business to Hong Kong, a new Hong Kong company must be set up to take over its business. This process is cumbersome and can result in substantial taxes and/or costs as well as disruption to operations and corporate history.

The government’s proposal would now allow non-Hong Kong companies to change their place of incorporation to Hong Kong while preserving their legal status as body corporates, their properties, rights, obligations, liabilities and contracts. This proposal would offer companies maximum business continuity while reducing administrative complexity and costs in the process.


The proposed regime imposes no economic substance test of thresholds of assets, revenue or employee numbers. The Registrar of Companies will be empowered to consider and approve applications based on factors that include:

  • Whether the type of Hong Kong company (private company limited by shares, public company limited by shares, company limited by guarantee, private unlimited company with a share capital, or a public unlimited company with a share capital) is the same or substantially the same as the applicant’s type of company in its original place of incorporation.
  • Whether the applicant has complied with the legal requirements of its jurisdiction of incorporation for the transfer of incorporation in Hong Kong.
  • Whether (at the application date) the applicant’s first financial year end has passed in its place of incorporation.
  • Whether the applicant will comply with the naming requirements for the incorporation of a Hong Kong company under the Hong Kong Companies Ordinance.
  • That the applicant will not be used for an unlawful purpose, contrary to public interest or endangering national security.
  • That the re-domiciliation application is made in good faith and not intended to defraud existing creditors of the applicant.
  • Whether a resolution for the transfer of incorporation has been approved by at least 75% of the votes cast by entitled members at a meeting of which members were given at least 21 days’ notice, if the applicant’s original place of incorporation does not include members’ consent to the transfer.
  • Whether the applicant can pay its debts as they fall due in the 12 months after the application date.
  • That the applicant is not in liquidation or being wound up, and no proceeding for liquidation or winding up against the applicant is ongoing or pending.
  • No receiver, or receiver and manager, is in possession of or has control over any property of the applicant, and no relevant proceeding is ongoing or pending.
  • No compromise or arrangement made between the applicant and any entity/person is being administered and no relevant proceeding is ongoing or pending.


Once re-domiciled, the company will have the same rights and obligations as other Hong Kong incorporated companies of its type, and will need to comply with the Companies Ordinance. Its corporation information will be available for public inspection. If the company needs a particular licence to conduct its businesses in Hong Kong, it will need to separately apply for the licence.

Applicant companies that were registered with the Companies Registry of Hong Kong as non-Hong Kong companies will cease to be so when they are granted their certificate of re-domiciliation.


It is proposed companies must provide the Registrar of Companies with evidence of their de-registration in their original place of incorporation within 60 days of their re-domiciliation to Hong Kong. Failure to do so will result in the revocation of the application and the termination of the re-domiciliation.

However, market practitioners consider that 60 days will be too short. The de-registration process in the original jurisdictions may involve public notices and/or court procedures (for protection of members and creditors) as well as tax clearance, and may take much longer than 60 days.

It is also hoped that the regime will, instead of terminating the re-domiciliation right after the expiry of the required de-registration period, provide flexibility for the Registrar of Companies to extend this de-registration period if justifiable grounds are given.

The de-registration process in the original jurisdictions may be beyond the applicants’ control. Also, some applicants may need to open bank accounts in Hong Kong before they may start de-registration in their original jurisdictions.


Industries have reflected that non-Hong Kong incorporated companies, especially enterprises with business operations in Hong Kong and those hoping to leverage on Hong Kong’s geographic and economic advantage to expand their business are interested in re-domiciling to Hong Kong. As a response to such market demands, a company re-domiciliation regime with a straightforward application process is a welcome initiative.

By Rossana Chu, Jacky Chan

Note: This material has been prepared for general information purposes only and is not intended to be relied upon as professional advice for any cases. Should you need further information or legal advice, please contact us.

Leaders in Law – Global Awards 2023 – Nominations

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Leaders in Law

Business today is fiercely competitive and ensuring the selection of a knowledgeable and cost-effective lawyer when and where you need them is crucial to business success. The Leaders-in-Law platform provides immediate access to Leaders in their practice area throughout the world.

Users of the Leaders-in-Law platform vary from large multi-nationals to successful entrepreneurs. All with one aim: to quickly and easily find the Leader-in-Law they need with the correct expertise in their location.

The selection process for Leaders-in-Law experts is rigorous and many applicants are eliminated during the vetting process. The successful experts who join the Leaders-in-Law all have a proven track record of success, with their own unique attributes and knowledge of their practice area and local requirements.

The Leaders in Law platform is the ideal way to find a lawyer or expert anywhere in the world, specialising in the area of expertise with which you need assistance or advice. Very few people have knowledge of lawyers and experts they can trust around the globe, but Leaders-in-Law has painstakingly put together a platform of over 2000 Leaders, across 140 jurisdictions, specializing in 56 different practice areas.

Our selection process is rigorous, so you can be assured that you will find the right Leader to meet your personal or professional requirements. Use the Leaders-in-Law search engine to find an expert by practice area or jurisdiction. Once you have found the right Leader for your requirements: you can contact them using the details provided in their profile.


Electric Scooters in the UK: A Comprehensive Look at Legal Standpoints

The transport industry is always evolving and e-scooters mark the next step in mainstream sustainable travel. This new craze has swept across the UK and other countries, with 77 million riders recorded worldwide and an expectation of over 110 million in 2025.

While this has opened so many more opportunities for travel, the legal background of e-scooters is changing and there have been many questions raised about public safety and legislation.

It is illegal in the UK to use a privately owned electric scooter on public roads, pavements, and cycle lanes. It is, however, legal to buy, sell and own an e-scooter and it can be used on private land with the permission of the landowner.

E-Scooter safety concerns

E-scooters are classified as powered transporters and fall under the same regulations that all motor vehicles are subjected to. This is in the interest of public safety since there were 421 people seriously injured and 1,003 slightly injured recorded in 2021.

You can get up to speeds of 15 to 20 miles per hour, so if you take a tumble or get into a collision, you could get seriously injured.

Research shows that anti-social behaviour is another rising safety concern regarding electric scooters. Respondents stress that common issues were riders going too fast (77%), performing dangerous tricks (32%) and devices being used on pavements (86%).

If you have suffered an accident involving an e-scooter, you can use a claims calculator to see how much compensation you could be entitled to.

Changes on the horizon

The government is currently reviewing options for electric scooter regulations, and it could lead to new rules where e-scooters are sold to meet certain safety standards.

There is already one change coming. From December 2023, it is now a requirement that new and existing drivers give their name, driving license number and photo of their driving license. Plans are also in place to regulate the maximum speed, power, lights and registration.

Further trials are taking place to determine parking incentives, penalties and the use of helmets. It also aims to crack down on illegal e-scooter use and any antisocial behaviour. That being said, there are no near-future movements to legalise the use of electric scooters on public roads.

Current safety rules

Safety is the top priority when using an e-scooter, so riders need to be aware of how to protect themselves and the public. Wearing a helmet is not a legal requirement but it is definitely a wise move. It’s also essential to keep in mind that e-scooters are designed for one person, so it is not safe to carry more than a single passenger at a time.

The wheels and handlebar must stay in alignment when riding so you need to ensure that the bolts on the stem are tight so you can remain in control of your scooter.


Ramifications of Dental Injuries in Car Accidents: Rights and Claims

Car accidents in Pearland, Texas, can have consequences that go way beyond just the damage to vehicles. One aspect that often goes unnoticed is the impact on dental health. While fractures and whiplash injuries tend to receive attention, dental injuries can also cause pain, financial burden, and long-term complications for those involved. In this article, we will delve into the implications of injuries in car accidents in Pearland, and attempt to shed light on the rights and claims available to victims.

Types of Dental Injuries

Dental injuries resulting from car accidents can vary in severity and their effect on a person’s health. Hence, it’s always a good idea to get in touch with a Pearland car accident attorney in such situations. Common types of injuries experienced during car accidents include:

  1. Chipped teeth: The force from a collision can lead to teeth breaking or becoming chipped.
  2. Tooth avulsion: In some cases, a tooth may be completely knocked out due to trauma.
  3. Jaw fractures: The strong impact of a car accident can result in fractures in the jawbone.
  4. Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders: Whiplash or sudden jolts from a car accident can cause TMJ disorders, resulting in pain and difficulty when opening or closing the mouth.

It is important to note that these injuries may not always be immediately apparent following a car accident. Sometimes, symptoms can gradually develop over time. Hence, it becomes even more crucial for individuals involved in car accidents to promptly seek a thorough evaluation from a dentist or oral surgeon.

Seeking Immediate Dental Attention

No matter the severity of injuries sustained in a car accident, it is vital to seek dental care as soon as possible after the incident. Delaying treatment can worsen existing problems and lead to increased complications later on.

When you visit the dentist or oral surgeon, they will conduct an evaluation using X-rays and other diagnostic tools to assess any damage that may not be visible at first glance. Timely treatment and early intervention can significantly mitigate the long-term effects of injuries, making a difference in your recovery journey.

Insurance Coverage for Dental Injuries

In cases involving car accidents and dental injuries, insurance coverage plays a role in easing burdens. However, specific coverage details vary based on individual insurance policies and the circumstances surrounding the accident.

Typically, auto insurance offers coverage for injuries through two types:

  1. Medical Payments Coverage (MedPay): This coverage provides reimbursement for expenses resulting from car accidents, including dental treatments.
  2. Personal Injury Protection (PIP): PIP coverage can provide coverage for injuries as well as medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs related to accidents.

It is essential to review your insurance policy or seek guidance from an insurance provider to understand the various types of coverage available and how they apply specifically to dental injuries resulting from car accidents.

Taking Legal Action for Injuries

In some situations, it may become necessary to pursue legal action against the responsible party involved in a car accident in order to seek compensation for dental injuries. Depending on the jurisdiction you’re in, here are some approaches individuals can consider when seeking legal recourse:

  1. Filing a personal injury lawsuit: This involves demonstrating that the negligent actions of the party directly caused your injuries and seeking compensation for any damages incurred as a result.
  2. Engaging in settlement negotiations: Prior to initiating litigation proceedings, parties have the option of attempting settlement negotiations with the responsible party’s insurance company or legal representation.
  3. Seeking assistance from an attorney: Collaborating with a personal injury attorney can be immensely helpful in navigating the complex legal processes associated with car accidents and ensuring that your rights as a victim are safeguarded.

It’s important to maintain adequate documentation, whether you decide to file an insurance claim or take action, in order to establish your case for receiving compensation for dental injuries resulting from a car accident. Here are some key documents you should gather and keep:

  1. Medical records: Make sure you have a report that outlines the details of your dental injuries, diagnosis, treatment plan, and any long-term effects identified by your healthcare provider.
  2. Dental bills and receipts: Keep records of all the expenses related to your treatments and procedures.
  3. Witness statements: If there were witnesses to the car accident who saw how it affected your injuries, try to obtain their statements as it can strengthen your case.
  4. Photographs: Take photos of your injuries right after the accident and during the recovery process as visual evidence.


Dental injuries resulting from car accidents can have consequences that go beyond pain and discomfort. It’s crucial to know your rights, seek care, review insurance coverage, and pursue legal action if necessary in order to ensure that victims receive the compensation they need for effective treatment and a full recovery. Remember that each case is unique and may require personalized guidance based on the specific circumstances.


Navigating Divorce with Expert Guidance: How Family Lawyers Can Simplify the Process

I. Introduction

Going through a divorce can be one of life’s toughest transitions. Emotions run high and legal matters can get complicated. It’s a time when you find yourself at a crossroads, making decisions that have long-lasting impacts. In this article, we’ll delve into how family lawyers play a crucial role in simplifying the divorce process and guiding individuals through this challenging journey.

II. The Emotional and Legal Complexity of Divorce

Divorce is an emotional rollercoaster. It’s a journey of uncertainty, sadness, anger, and fear as you untangle your lives. Feeling overwhelmed and lost is common.

But it’s not just emotions; divorce is a legal maze. It involves confusing laws, paperwork, and court procedures. From dividing assets to arranging child custody, there’s a web of complexities to unravel.

That’s when family lawyers step in. They guide you through this tough terrain, helping you navigate the legal complexities while offering emotional support.

III. The Role of Family Lawyers

Family lawyers are your legal allies during divorce proceedings. They specialize in family law, including divorce cases, child custody disputes, and spousal support issues. Their expertise shields you against the legal storms that can arise during divorce.

Family lawyers play multiple roles in legal matters. They serve as both advocates and advisors, fighting for your rights and making sure your voice is heard in negotiations and court proceedings. Additionally, they provide much necessary legal counsel, guiding you through the decisions that will shape your life after divorce.

IV. Benefits of Legal Representation

Having a divorce attorney Spokane by your side during divorce brings a multitude of benefits. First and foremost, they bring the expertise you need to navigate the complexities of divorce. They understand the laws, the procedures, and the local court system, ensuring your case is handled competently.

Family lawyers are experts at negotiating fair settlements. They work diligently to protect your interests in important matters such as asset division, child custody, and spousal support. With their deep understanding of negotiation tactics, they strive to secure the best possible outcome for you. Most importantly, family lawyers ensure fairness by safeguarding your rights and ensuring you are not unfairly burdened during the divorce process.

V. Simplifying the Divorce Process

Family lawyers make divorces easier. They take care of the paperwork and legal documents, relieving you of that heavy load. From preparing and filing petitions to guiding you through court procedures, they are the professionals who ensure everything is in order.

In complex divorce cases, their role becomes even more critical. Cases involving substantial assets, businesses, or multiple properties require a deep understanding of financial matters and property valuation. A Spokane family law attorney, for example, can assist you with the local knowledge needed to navigate Washington state’s specific legal landscape.

VI. Emotional Support and Mediation

But family lawyers are more than just legal professionals. They are your pillars of emotional support, understanding that divorce involves people, feelings, and relationships, not just laws and documents. They play a crucial role in facilitating communication and mediation between divorcing spouses.

A compassionate family lawyer knows how to balance the legal and emotional aspects of divorce. They listen, empathize, and guide you through the emotional journey, ensuring your well-being while handling the legal intricacies.

VII. Child Custody and Support

When it comes to child custody, family lawyers are dedicated advocates for your children’s best interests. They understand the importance of sensitivity and expertise in these cases. Working tirelessly, they strive to create fair and practical custody arrangements that prioritize the well-being of the children involved.

In addition, family lawyers play a crucial role in determining child support. They use state guidelines to calculate child support and ensure a fair distribution of financial responsibilities. This allows your children to thrive despite the changes brought about by divorce.

VIII. Property Division

Dividing property during a divorce can be incredibly complicated. It requires unraveling years of shared finances, assets, and debts. Family lawyers are skilled at approaching this challenge strategically, ensuring that assets are divided fairly and debts are allocated properly.

When property division becomes contentious, family lawyers leverage their legal expertise to negotiate and, if needed, litigate. Their deep understanding of property laws and experience in advocating for your fair share can have a major impact on securing your financial future.

IX. Legal Procedures and Court Representation

Divorce can often feel overwhelming due to the multitude of legal procedures involved. However, you don’t have to navigate this challenging journey alone. Family lawyers are here to provide you with the guidance and support you need throughout the entire process. With their extensive knowledge of the ins and outs of filing documents and meeting deadlines, they ensure that your case progresses smoothly and efficiently. Rest assured, you are in capable hands.

When it’s time to go to court, your family lawyer will be there as your advocate. They’ll present arguments, submit evidence, and passionately articulate your case. With their years of experience, they’ll fight for your rights and interests.

X. Conclusion

So, if you find yourself in a situation where you need to file for divorce Washington state or any other, remember that seeking the assistance of a family lawyer is not just a wise choice; it’s an investment in your future. Their expertise, compassion, and dedication can truly make a world of difference when going through this stressful and challenging life transition.

In conclusion, when you’re facing divorce, don’t go it alone. Seek out the expertise of a family lawyer, and let them help you chart a course towards a brighter, post-divorce future.


10 Questions You Need to Ask Before Hiring an Injury Lawyer

In the blink of an eye, life can take an unexpected turn. Whether you’ve been involved in a car accident, suffered a workplace injury, or experienced any form of personal injury, the decision to hire a Bronx injury lawyer is a crucial one. It’s a choice that can significantly impact your future, your finances, and your well-being. But with countless lawyers vying for your attention, how do you know who to trust? In this article, we’ve compiled the ten essential questions you need to ask before entrusting your case to an injury lawyer. Making the right choice could make all the difference in your pursuit of justice and compensation.

1. What is the lawyer’s experience and expertise in personal injury cases?

When considering hiring an injury lawyer, one of the most crucial questions to ask is about their experience and expertise in handling personal injury cases, especially if you’re dealing with a construction accident. You’ll want to know how long they have been practicing in this field and whether they specialize in personal injury law. Lawyers with substantial experience are often better equipped to navigate the complexities of personal injury cases, including dealing with insurance companies, gathering evidence, and negotiating settlements or litigating in court. Additionally, it’s essential to inquire about their success rate and the types of cases they have handled to ensure they have the relevant expertise to handle your specific situation. If you’re in the Bronx, you might also want to consider looking for a construction accident law firm Bronx to ensure they have local knowledge and experience in handling such cases.

2. Can the lawyer provide references or testimonials from past clients?

To gain insight into the lawyer’s reputation and the quality of their services, it’s wise to request references or testimonials from past clients. This information can offer valuable firsthand accounts of how the attorney worked with others who faced similar injury claims. Positive testimonials and references can provide you with confidence in your choice and help you gauge the lawyer’s ability to effectively represent your interests. Conversely, a reluctance to provide references or a lack of positive testimonials may be red flags that warrant further consideration before making a decision.

3. How does the lawyer charge for their services, and what are the fees?

Understanding the lawyer’s fee structure is vital to managing your expectations and budget when hiring an injury lawyer. Some personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning they only get paid if you win your case, taking a percentage of the final settlement or court award. Others may charge hourly rates or require upfront retainer fees. It’s essential to clarify these details upfront and inquire about any additional costs, such as court filing fees or expert witness fees, to ensure you can financially commit to the legal representation. Clear communication about fees helps prevent any surprises down the road.

4. What is the lawyer’s track record in achieving favorable outcomes for clients?

Before hiring an injury lawyer, it’s crucial to inquire about their track record in securing favorable outcomes for their clients. You’ll want to know how many cases they have won or settled successfully and the average compensation they have obtained for their clients. This information can provide insights into the attorney’s ability to effectively advocate for your interests and maximize the compensation you may receive for your injuries. A lawyer with a strong track record of success is more likely to handle your case competently and increase your chances of a favorable resolution.

5. Will the lawyer handle the case personally or delegate it to associates or paralegals?

Understanding who will be responsible for handling your case is essential for transparency and ensuring that you receive the level of attention your case deserves. Some law firms may delegate cases to associates or paralegals, while others may have the lead attorney personally managing your case. It’s essential to discuss this with your prospective lawyer to determine if you are comfortable with their approach and whether the team assigned to your case has the necessary experience and expertise. Knowing who will be working on your case helps establish clear expectations for communication and progress updates.

6. How does the lawyer communicate with clients and provide updates on the case?

Effective communication is crucial throughout the legal process, so it’s important to ask how the lawyer plans to keep you informed about your case’s progress. Inquire about their preferred methods of communication, whether it’s through phone calls, emails, or in-person meetings. Additionally, ask about their responsiveness and the expected frequency of updates. A lawyer who maintains open lines of communication and provides regular updates can help alleviate anxiety and keep you informed about important developments in your injury case. Clear communication is key to a successful attorney-client relationship.

7. Does the lawyer have a clear strategy for handling your specific type of injury case?

Each personal injury case is unique, and it’s essential to ensure that the lawyer you are considering has a clear and tailored strategy for handling your specific type of injury case. Inquire about their approach to your case, including how they plan to gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, or litigate in court if necessary. A lawyer with a well-thought-out strategy can significantly impact the outcome of your case and provide you with confidence that they understand the nuances and challenges associated with your particular injuries and circumstances.

8. Is the lawyer familiar with local laws and regulations that may impact your case?

Personal injury laws and regulations can vary significantly from one jurisdiction to another. It’s essential to confirm that the lawyer you are considering is familiar with the local laws and regulations that may affect your case. Local knowledge can be advantageous in navigating the legal system efficiently, understanding potential legal precedents, and ensuring that your case complies with all relevant legal requirements. An attorney with local expertise is better positioned to provide you with accurate advice and effectively advocate for your interests in your specific location.

9. What is the expected timeline for resolving your injury claim or lawsuit?

Understanding the expected timeline for resolving your injury claim or lawsuit is essential for managing your expectations and planning for the future. Ask the lawyer about their estimate for how long the legal process may take, from initial consultations and negotiations to potential trial proceedings. While exact timelines can be challenging to predict, having a general idea of what to expect can help you make informed decisions about your case, including whether it aligns with your goals and time constraints. It’s also a good opportunity to discuss any potential delays that may arise during the process and how they will be addressed.

10. How does the lawyer handle disputes or conflicts of interest that may arise during the case?

In any legal matter, disputes or conflicts of interest can emerge unexpectedly, and it’s crucial to know how your potential injury lawyer plans to address and resolve such issues. Ask the attorney about their approach to handling conflicts, whether they have a clear procedure in place, and if they have experience navigating complex legal conflicts. Understanding how disputes will be managed within the legal team and with third parties, such as opposing counsel or insurance companies, ensures that your case remains on track and minimizes the risk of unnecessary delays or complications. It’s an important aspect of the attorney-client relationship that can impact the overall success of your case.


When it comes to hiring an injury lawyer, thorough research and asking the right questions are crucial steps in ensuring you find the best legal representation for your case. Your choice of attorney can greatly impact the outcome of your personal injury claim, so don’t rush the decision-making process. Take the time to assess their experience, track record, and communication style. By asking the ten essential questions outlined in this article, you can confidently navigate the selection process and increase your chances of securing the justice and compensation you deserve. Your future well-being may well depend on it.


Protecting Your Assets: The Role of Trusts and Estate Attorneys

Life’s journey brings hard-won assets – the home passed down generations, the business built from scratch, the nest egg pieced together month by month. But life’s road also brings twists and turns. That’s why expertise matters. An estate attorney understands legacy; a real estate attorney Missoula is a pro in property. Together they help safeguard what you’ve worked for, securing the future for those you love. With insight and care, these professionals empower you to protect your life’s fruits, despite the uncertainties ahead. For your family and your peace of mind, their guidance lightens the road.

Understanding Asset Protection

Safeguarding your hard-earned assets is crucial. Asset protection means legally shielding your wealth through strategies and structures that defend against threats – creditors, lawsuits, taxes. The aim? Protect what’s yours so you can pass it on as you wish. Your home, savings, investments, and business – assets are at risk without proper coverage. Claims and money challenges could disrupt your financial stability if you don’t take precautions. Bottom line? Protecting assets is fundamental to responsible planning. It provides stability and control over your financial legacy.\

Trusts as a Key Asset Protection Tool

Asset protection is a tricky business. Trusts can help shield your stuff if done right. With revocable trusts, you keep control. The trade-off is your assets aren’t safe from creditors poking around. Irrevocable trusts lock things down tight. Your money and property become untouchable. But you lose flexibility. No easy changes once that irrevocable trust is set up. Choose wisely between control and creditor protection. Trusts are powerful but goof up the details and your assets are exposed. The key is working with professionals to tailor a trust to your needs. Then your hard-earned wealth stays safe no matter what life throws your way.

The benefits of using trusts for asset protection are multifaceted:

  • Keeping Assets Out of Probate: Assets held in trusts often bypass the probate process, which can be time-consuming and costly. This means that your assets can be distributed to your heirs more efficiently.
  • Control Over Asset Distribution: Trusts allow you to specify how and when your assets are distributed to beneficiaries. You can set conditions, such as reaching a certain age or achieving specific milestones before beneficiaries receive their inheritance.
  • Privacy and Confidentiality: Unlike wills, which become part of the public record during probate, trusts provide a level of privacy as their contents are not disclosed publicly.

Setting up a trust is a complex process that requires the guidance of an experienced estate attorney. A real estate attorney can also be invaluable when real estate assets are involved in your estate planning.

The Role of Estate Attorneys in Asset Protection

Estate attorney Missoula Montana plays a big role in helping people protect their assets. They’re experts when it comes to estate planning and setting up trusts. Here are some of the key ways they help with asset protection:

First, they have a ton of specialized knowledge about estate laws and regulations. They know all the ins and outs when it comes to trusts.

Second, they’ll work closely with you to understand your financial situation and goals. Then they’ll come up with a custom asset protection plan tailored just for you.

Third, transferring assets can get legally complicated. Estate attorneys make sure it’s all done properly so that transfers aren’t considered fraudulent.

Finally, estate attorneys often team up with financial advisors and accountants. Together, they can build a financial plan that integrates asset protection strategies with your overall financial objectives.

Common Asset Protection Scenarios

Asset protection strategies can be applied to a range of scenarios, including:

  • Protecting Family Wealth and Inheritance: Ensuring that your wealth is passed on to your heirs intact and protected from potential creditors.
  • Safeguarding Assets from Creditors: Implementing strategies to shield your assets from creditors in case of financial challenges or legal claims.
  • Mitigating Tax Liabilities Through Trusts: Utilizing trusts to minimize estate and inheritance taxes, preserving more of your assets for your loved ones.
  • Asset Protection in Business and Real Estate Ventures: Implementing strategies to protect your business assets, real estate holdings, and investments from legal risks associated with your business activities.
  • Retirement and Estate Planning with Asset Protection: Integrating asset protection strategies into your retirement and estate planning to ensure financial security in your golden years and beyond.

The Process of Asset Protection with Trusts and Estate Attorneys

Meeting with an estate attorney is the first step. You’ll talk about your financial situation, your goals, and any concerns you may have. The attorney will review all your assets and debts to get a full picture.

Next, they will put together a customized asset protection strategy just for you. This will be based on your specific needs and objectives. If trusts are recommended, the attorney will set those up and make sure they are properly funded.

Asset protection is ongoing – it’s not one-and-done. Your circumstances change, so your attorney will help periodically review your plan and make any necessary updates. They will be there if any legal issues come up that could put your assets at risk.

The key is having an experienced estate planning attorney guide you through the whole process. From initial consultation to creating a strategy to maintaining it over time, a knowledgeable attorney can help ensure your assets are protected.

Challenges and Considerations

While asset protection strategies can be highly effective, there are legal limitations and considerations to keep in mind:

  • Legal Limitations and Fraudulent Conveyance Laws: Asset protection strategies must comply with existing laws, and fraudulent conveyance laws exist to prevent the fraudulent transfer of assets to evade creditors.
  • The Timing of Asset Protection Strategies: Implementing asset protection strategies too late, especially in response to impending legal action, can be viewed as fraudulent. It’s crucial to engage in these strategies proactively.
  • Balancing Asset Protection with Financial Goals: Asset protection should not compromise your broader financial goals, such as growth, income generation, or philanthropy. Finding the right balance is key.
  • Trusts and Estate Planning for Blended Families: If you have a blended family, it’s essential to consider how asset protection strategies may affect different family members and heirs.

The Benefits of Early Asset Protection Planning

Proactive asset protection planning offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Maximizing the Protection of Assets: Starting early allows you to maximize the protection of your assets while ensuring compliance with legal requirements.
  • Ensuring a Smooth Transfer of Wealth: Asset protection planning helps ensure that your wealth is smoothly transferred to your heirs, avoiding potential disputes or legal challenges.
  • Reducing Stress and Uncertainties for Loved Ones: Knowing that your assets are protected provides peace of mind for you and your loved ones, especially during challenging times.

How to Get Started with Asset Protection

Starting an asset protection plan can seem daunting. But with some practical first steps, you can get the ball rolling.

First, find an estate planning attorney who specializes in asset protection strategies. Look for someone experienced who can guide you.

Schedule a consultation to discuss your goals and concerns. Be open about your financial situation and objectives. The attorney needs to understand your circumstances to advise properly.

Gather relevant documents about your assets and liabilities. The attorney will assess this information to craft a customized plan. Don’t try to hide anything – full disclosure is key.

Work closely with your attorney to create a personalized asset protection plan. There are many strategies to consider based on your situation. With an expert’s help, you can develop an effective approach.

The initial effort will pay off with peace of mind knowing your assets have protection. Don’t delay in getting started – it’s an important step to take. With the right guidance, the process can be smooth and secure.


Protecting what you’ve earned and built is a key part of planning for the future. Lawyers who specialize in wills, trusts, and real estate can be invaluable partners in making sure your assets and wishes are secured. Their expertise helps ensure that your legacy is handled how you want it to be. Working closely with these professionals allows you to rest easy knowing plans are in place to pass on your wealth and property in the way you intend. With the right legal advice, you can feel confident that your loved ones will be provided for and your assets will go where you want them to. Though estate planning can be complex, the reward is peace of mind.


The Importance Of Legal Counsel In Your Divorce Journey

Divorce is a challenging and emotionally taxing journey that affects various aspects of one’s life, from personal well-being to financial security. Navigating the complexities of legal proceedings during such a time can be overwhelming. This is where the role of legal counsel becomes invaluable.

In this blog post, we will explore the critical importance of having legal representation during your divorce journey and how it can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case.

1. Expert Guidance Through Legal Procedures

Divorce proceedings involve a myriad of legal procedures that can be complex and confusing. Having an experienced attorney, like those at My Legal Crunch Lawyers, ensures that you have someone to guide you through the maze of legalities. They can help you understand the process, file necessary paperwork correctly, and meet important deadlines, preventing costly mistakes.

2. Objective Advice During Emotional Times

Divorce can be emotionally charged, affecting your decision-making abilities. A lawyer acts as an objective third party, providing clear-headed advice that is in your best interest. They help you make decisions based on facts and legal principles rather than emotions, ensuring you don’t agree to a settlement that could be detrimental in the long run.

3. Protection Of Your Rights And Interests

Legal counsel plays a pivotal role in protecting your rights and interests during a divorce. They ensure that you receive a fair share of assets, negotiate on child custody and support, and fight for your rights in court if necessary. This is especially important in contentious divorces where the other party may not be willing to compromise.

4. Efficient Resolution And Time Saving

A skilled divorce attorney can expedite the process, saving you time and reducing stress. They can negotiate effectively, helping you reach a settlement faster. This efficiency is crucial in allowing you to start the next chapter of your life sooner.

5. Financial Clarity And Fair Settlements

One of the most contentious issues in divorce is the division of assets and debts. A competent lawyer ensures financial transparency from both parties. They can uncover hidden assets, ensure fair division, and negotiate alimony and child support arrangements that are equitable.

6. Expertise In Specialized Cases

If your divorce involves unique situations like owning a business, having assets in different countries, or dealing with domestic abuse, legal counsel is essential. Specialized lawyers have the expertise to handle these complex issues effectively, ensuring your interests are protected.

7. Avoiding Litigation

Lawyers can often help you avoid going to court, which can be expensive and time-consuming. Through mediation and negotiation, they can help both parties reach an amicable agreement, avoiding the adversarial nature of court proceedings.

8. Access To A Network Of Professionals

Divorce lawyers often work with a network of professionals like financial advisors, therapists, and child custody experts. They can refer you to these professionals as needed, providing a comprehensive support system throughout your divorce.

9. Peace Of Mind

Knowing you have a knowledgeable and experienced legal professional on your side can provide immense peace of mind. You can trust that your case is being handled properly, allowing you to focus on rebuilding your life.

In Conclusion

The role of legal counsel in your divorce journey cannot be overstated. From providing expert guidance and protecting your rights to ensuring a fair settlement and saving time, a lawyer is an indispensable ally. While divorce is never easy, having the right legal support can make the journey less daunting and more manageable, setting you on a path to a new beginning.

Remember, seeking professional legal advice early can make a significant difference in the outcome of your divorce.


Indochine Counsel Advised Thaco Group in Its $350 Million Convertible Bond Issuance to Jardine Cycle & Carriage

Ho Chi Minh City, 23 November 2023 — Indochine Counsel advised Truong Hai Group Corporation (Thaco Group) on a groundbreaking $350 million convertible bond issuance to Jardine Cycle & Carriage Limited, marking Vietnam’s largest offering this year.

The issuance consisted of 8,680 bonds, each with a face value of VND1 billion (approximately US$42,200) and a fixed annual interest rate of 6%, successfully completed on 14 November 2023. The bonds, with a five-year term, will mature on 14 November 2028.

Jardine Cycle & Carriage Limited (JC&C), a pivotal regional investment holding entity within the Jardine Matheson Group, is publicly listed on the Singapore Exchange Mainboard. Since 2008, JC&C has forged a strategic partnership with Thaco Group through an equity investment, a transaction in which Indochine Counsel also advised Thaco Group.

The successful completion of this landmark transaction not only reaffirms the enduring cooperation between Thaco Group and JC&C but also underscores Indochine Counsel’s role as the trusted legal partner of Thaco Group.

Managing Partner Dang The Duc led the Indochine Counsel team together with Associate Dang Hoan My and Junior Associate Ngo Dang Loc.

About Indochine Counsel

Indochine Counsel is one of Vietnam’s leading law firms. It is a business specialty firm with twenty-five lawyers in both Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. Founded 17 years ago, Indochine Counsel has five partners and one senior counsel and is capable of handling both boutique services and large M&A deals. For more information about Indochine Counsel, please visit our website at