Call for Papers: Modern Studies in the Law of Trusts and Wealth Management 2019 – “Asian Wealth and the Global Context”


Modern Studies in the Law of Trusts and Wealth Management 2019 – “Asian Wealth and the Global Context”

The third conference in the “Modern Studies in the Law of Trusts and Wealth Management” series will take place on 1 & 2 August 2019 at the Supreme Court of Singapore. The 2019 conference will be co-organised by the Singapore Academy of Law, the Centre for Cross-Border Commercial Law in Asia (Singapore Management University) and the University of York, with the support of Trust Law International.

The theme of the conference is “Asian Wealth and the Global Context”. Like its predecessors, the conference will focus on current developments and challenges facing trust law and wealth management in the contemporary political climate, with particular emphasis on the issues raised by the growth of Asian wealth, and the global context in which that is happening. The conveners of the conference (Richard Nolan (York), Tang Hang Wu (SMU) and Yip Man (SMU)) plan to produce a published volume from papers presented at this conference, and, possibly, a journal special issue.

The Keynote Speech will be delivered by Lady Arden of the UK Supreme Court. Confirmed speakers include Chan Ee Lin (NTU), David Fox (Edinburgh), Thomas Gallanis (Iowa), Jamie Glister (Cambridge), Lusina Ho (HKU), Adam Hofri-Winogradow (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Arif Jamal (NUS), James Lee (KCL), Lou Jianbo (Peking), Kelvin Low (CityU/SMU), Ray Madoff (Boston), Tamaruya Masayuki (Rikkyo), John Mee (Cork), Jessica Palmer (Otago), David Pollard (Wilberforce Chambers, London), Philippa Ryan (University of Technology Sydney), Tang Hang Wu (SMU), Graham Virgo QC (Hon) (Cambridge), Simone Wong (Kent) and Yip Man (SMU).

There are some further slots for presenters and the conference organisers are pleased to consider offers for papers. The conference organisers are negotiating with a leading publishing house to produce a book comprising some of the papers presented at the conference. Trust Law International has also agreed to come on board as an official publication for some of the conference papers. Papers presented at the conference will be considered for the book (subject to adherence to the theme and space considerations) and the special issue of the journal (subject to the usual refereeing process and the editors’ discretion).

Presenters from the general call for papers will be expected to meet their own travel costs and to pay the conference registration fee of S$500 (excluding Goods and Services Tax of 7%). Unfortunately, the conference organisers do not have any funding to help meet cost of travel or the registration fee. The organisers are particularly keen to hear from Asian, women and young scholars in the field. If you would like to offer a paper, please submit a working title and an abstract (of no more than 1500 words) by 28 February 2019 by email to all three of us: Richard Nolan (richard.nolan [at], Tang Hang Wu (hwtang [at] and Yip Man (manyip [at] Acceptance will be on a rolling basis and the organisers will be grateful for early submissions.

If you would like to attend the conference as a delegate, the conference registration fee is S$700 (excluding Goods and Services Tax of 7%). Please connect with Teh Y-Lyn (teh_y-lyn [at] from the Singapore Academy of Law to indicate your interest and she will gladly give you further information and assist you with registration and other details.