View all newsletters
Have the short, sharp Spear's newsletter delivered to your inbox each week
  1. Wealth
November 12, 2010

Withers on Hong Kong divorce ruling

By Spear's

Marcus Dearle, Withers’ Hong Kong Office Managing Director, comments on the news that divorces in Hong Kong will start with a 50-50 asset split

Marcus Dearle, Withers’ Hong Kong Office Managing Director, comments on the news that divorces in Hong Kong will start with a 50-50 asset split:

“As a result of this landmark case, the principle of equality of division has had, and will continue to have, a major impact on so called “big money” cases in Hong Kong where the financial assets are substantial. Hong Kong remains one of the most generous jurisdictions in the world for financially weaker spouses.

“As a consequence, pre- and post-nuptial agreements will continue to be extremely important for those in Hong Kong who wish to protect their family wealth. While in Hong Kong, like in England, these agreements are not legally binding, the Hong Kong courts will take them into consideration when making a ruling, and so such agreements are an important part of wealth protection.”

Content from our partners
Stoneweg, Icona, and CBH Strengthen Partnership with Cromwell Acquisition, Adding €4 Billion AUM to Stoneweg
Why investors should consider investing in nature
HSBC Global Private Banking: Revisiting your wealth plan as uncertainty abounds

Select and enter your email address The short, sharp email newsletter from Spear’s
  • Business owner/co-owner
  • CEO
  • COO
  • CFO
  • CTO
  • Chairperson
  • Non-Exec Director
  • Other C-Suite
  • Managing Director
  • President/Partner
  • Senior Executive/SVP or Corporate VP or equivalent
  • Director or equivalent
  • Group or Senior Manager
  • Head of Department/Function
  • Manager
  • Non-manager
  • Retired
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how Progressive Media Investments may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications.
Thank you

Thanks for subscribing.

Websites in our network