Lionel Smith, ‘The Duties of Trustees in Comparative Perspective’

The new Czech Civil Code includes a trust that was inspired in part by the trust of Quebec law. In this paper, I aim to provide a comparative overview of the duties of trustees, looking at their conceptual organization and their strictness, as well as the extent to which such duties are mandatory or can be altered by private legal act. The paper begins with an overview of trustees’ duties in the common law, emphasizing those characteristics that are particular to the law of trusts, and then compares these with the civil law of Quebec. It concludes with some brief comments on the law of the Czech Republic.

Smith, Lionel, The Duties of Trustees in Comparative Perspective (May 25, 2015).

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