Wealth Transfer Law in Comparative & International Perspective

Iowa Law Review & ACTEC Foundation 

Friday, September 8, 2017
University of Iowa College of Law
Iowa City, Iowa

Registration

Attendees must pre-register by Friday, September 1, 2017; day-of registration is not allowed. Attendance is free.  

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Symposium Schedule


Continental Breakfast (8:00AM)


Welcome (8:45AM)
Thomas P. Gallanis, University of Iowa


Panel 1: Comparative & International Perspectives on Succession (9:00AM) 
ChairSheldon F. Kurtz, University of Iowa

Naomi R. Cahn, George Washington University, Revisiting Revocation on Divorce? 
David Horton, University of California, Davis, Partial Harmless Error for Wills: Evidence from California.
Jeffrey A. Schoenblum, Vanderbilt University, U.S. Conflict of Laws Involving International Estates and Marital Property: A Critical Analysis of Estate of Charania v. Shulman.
E. Gary Spitko, Santa Clara University, Intestate Inheritance Rights for Unmarried Committed Partners: Lessons for U.S. Law Reform from the Scottish Experience.
Mariusz Zalucki, Krakow University, Attempts to Harmonize the Inheritance Law in Europe: Past, Present and Future


Panel 2: Comparative & International Perspectives on Trusts & Other Will Substitutes (10:45AM)
ChairJohn H. Langbein, Yale University

Adam S. Hofri-Winogradow, Hebrew University of Jerusalem & Richard L. Kaplan, University of Illinois, Property Transfers to Caregivers: A Comparative Analysis.
Paul B. Miller, University of Notre Dame, Regularizing the Trust Protector.
S.I. Strong, University of Missouri, The European Succession Regulation and the Arbitration of Trust Disputes.
Jamie Glister, University of Sydney, Lifetime Wealth Transfers and the Equitable Presumptions of Resulting Trust and Gift.
Jaume Tarabal, University of Barcelona, Will Substitutes in the U.S. and in Spain


Lunch (12:15PM)
Remarks by Henry Christensen III, McDermott Will & Emery, New York


Panel 3: Comparative & International Perspectives from Asia (1:45PM)
ChairThomas P. Gallanis, University of Iowa

Yun-chien Chang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, Wealth Transfer Laws in 153 Jurisdictions: An Empirical Comparative Law Approach. 
James C. Fisher, University of Tokyo, The Trust as Trojan Horse: Quiet Revolution in the Japanese Law of Property and Succession.
Rebecca Lee, University of Hong Kong, Trends, Prospects, and Challenges in Financial Planning for High Net Worth Individuals in Hong Kong.
Masayuki Tamaruya, Rikkyo University, Japanese Law Within the Global Process of Trust Law Diffusion.
Hang Wu Tang, Singapore Management University, From Waqf and Ancestor Worship to Modern Wealth Management: A History of the Use of the Trust as a Vehicle for Wealth Transfer in Singapore.


College of Law endowed Tamisiea Lecture in Wealth Transfer Law (3:30PM)
Lionel D. Smith, McGill University, Give the People What They Want? The Onshoring of the Offshore.


Reception (4:30PM)


CLE Credit

Attendance has been approved for 5.5 hours of Iowa CLE credit.

Accommodations in Iowa City

Information about accommodations in the Iowa City area can be found here.