The Trust Re-visited – The Hague Convention 30 Years After


The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), in cooperation with the Swiss Association of Trust Companies (commonly abbreviated as SATC, not to be confused with an American TV sitcom), is organising an international conference in Lausanne (Switzerland) on recent experience and current trends under the Hague Convention on the Law Applicable to Trusts and on their Recognition of 1985. The event will take place on 3 November 2015; the conference language will be English.

According to the flyer, the conference “will consider how in thirty years since the conclusion of the Hague Trust Convention the trust has become more widely accepted and trust service providers have greater opportunities, in many countries, including Switzerland. The speakers will demonstrate how the trust is playing a full and positive role in the world of wealth management and fiduciary services in Switzerland, as well as cover recent international trust law developments and jurisprudence. The ambitious program features distinguished speakers from the judiciary, academia, the Swiss government, regulatory and the financial services world and promises to be an extraordinary conference.”

The full programme and details on registration are available here.