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York collaborates with Singapore through academic conference and exchange

Posted on 16 July 2015

A University of York professor has organised a major international legal conference in Singapore in collaboration with Singapore Management School (SMU) and the Singapore Academy of Law.

Professor Richard Nolan, from the York Law School, will present Modern Studies in the Law of Trusts and Wealth Management: Theory and Practice from 30-31 July in partnership with The Centre for Cross-Border Commercial Law in Asia, the School of Law, SMU, and the Singapore Academy of Law.

Bringing together leading thinkers, both in academia and practice, in the field of trust and wealth management, speakers from Australia, Canada, England, Hong Kong, Hungary, Israel, Liechtenstein, Malaysia and New Zealand will convene to discuss how practice and theory interact with modern developments.

A continuing series to be held every two years, the conference aims to become a pre-eminent forum for the discussion of trust law and wealth management matters in the common law world.

The conference also marks the start of a collaboration between the University of York and SMU that involves a student exchange, with the first students going to Singapore in September 2015.

Professor Nolan said: “York Law School is delighted to work together with the Law School at SMU, a leading university located in the midst of a key centre for law and commerce in Asia, and also with the Singapore Academy of Law, to present a major conference on trust law.”

“The conference will bring together judges, academics and practitioners from England and the Asia Pacific region.  We hope this conference, the first of a series, will promote links between York and Singapore.  As part of these growing international links, the first exchange students from York to Singapore will join SMU in August for a year's study and the experience of life in one of Asia's most dynamic cities.”

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