24 February 2020 - 30 Shevat 5780 - ל' שבט ה' אלפים תש"פ
Withers presents the International Jewish Family seminar E-mail

International family law firm Withers organised a complimentary seminar and cocktail reception at their Hong Kong office on a topic entitled: Legacy & Philanthropy issues for the International Jewish Family.

The evening’s event was held on 26 November and was presented by Justine Markovitz, Partner and Head of Swiss Operations, Withers LLP.

Markovitz specialises in advising private clients and financial institutions in relation to onshore UK and offshore tax, trusts and estate planning and advises on wills and trust drafting matters.

Opening remarks and introductions were made by Sharon Ser, Senior Regional Partner Asia, Withers. Ser highlighted the obligation of Jews to give charity – Tzedakah, explaining to the mixed audience of Jews and non-Jews the 12 levels of giving charity. As quoted from the work of the Rambam, also known as Maimonides, a 12th century rabbi and one of the most important authoritatives of Jewish law and ethics even to this modern day.

A fascinating presentation focused on many discussional topics and themes that allowed the audience to ask many questions. The main topics of her presentation included a definition of what is the international Jewish family? This relevance applies more to Jewish expatriates who has family in many jurisdictions.

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