A Better Understanding of Dual Ownership of Trust Property and Its Introduction in China through Comparative Studies


Chancellor Day Hall Room 316, 3644 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA

This summer, the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law is presenting its second series of Summer Seminars in which the whole McGill Law community is invited to take part. The main purpose of this series is to offer a forum to younger scholars to present their ideas and to engage with those of others in an informal setting.

This Summer Seminar will be given by Ruiqiao Zhang, DCL candidate at McGill Law.


This seminar attempts to provide a better understanding of the system of dual ownership of trust property. Through comparative studies of the dual ownership of trust assets in common law and the introduction of trusts in civilian jurisdictions (i.e. Scots law and Quebec law), it examines the Trust Law of China and proposes amendments to Chinese trust law.

Speaker bio

Ruiqiao Zhang is a Doctor of Civil Law candidate under the supervision of Professor Lionel Smith. She completed her LLMs degrees in Canada, the Netherlands and China, and holds Bachelor degrees of Law and Biotechnology.

For more information, kindly write to mara.goodman [at] mail.mcgill.ca.