International Estate Planning Guides

The Private Client Tax Committee has prepared a guide to international estate planning with chapters from more than twenty countries. The International Estate Planning Guide provides general information on the major considerations for the international private client.

The material is intended as a high-level practical guide for practitioners and professionals looking for an introduction to the laws of each relevant jurisdiction relating to cross-border trust, foundation, and estate planning.

The editor, Niklas Schmidt, would like to thank all the authors who contributed their time and expertise, and welcomes additional material for countries not already included. Please contact him on niklas.schmidt@wolftheiss.com if you are interested in participating.

Each guide indicates its date of publication and its authors, who may be contacted with questions or suggestions.

These guides are not intended as and must not be considered legal advice for any particular situation, and members are encouraged to consult with local counsel in each jurisdiction before making decisions or providing advice on them.
 

Australia (Feb 2019) Austria (Jan 2021) Belgium (Feb 2017) Brazil
Bulgaria (2021) China (Mar 2021) Colombia (Apr 2021) Denmark (Apr 2021)
Finland (Apr 2021) France (Mar 2017) Germany Greece (Apr 2021)
India Isle of Man Italy (Apr 2021) Japan
Lithuania (Nov 2016) Malta Mexico Netherlands (Apr 2021) 
New Zealand (Apr 2021) Nigeria Panama Portugal (Apr 2021)
South Korea Spain Sweden (2021) Switzerland (Apr 2021)
Taiwan (Mar 2021) Thailand (Mar 2021) United States