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Transnational Fiduciary Law


Fiduciary law is expanding throughout the world. Fiduciary law aims at encouraging fiduciary relationships, which are beneficial to society. Increasing globalization has increased the need for fiduciary law. Consequently, fiduciary law has spread in both common law and civil law jurisdictions, leading to a need for a unified approach, which would provide many advantages. The two systems share the same goals but achieve them through different means. International fiduciary standards and self-regulation may be helpful in promoting trust to encourage use of fiduciary services. The impact of fiduciary law is predicted to increase because of the increasing importance of trust and trust relationships and increasing interdependence of nations.

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