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The case for good legacy planning

When well-heeled married couples call it quits, where their divorce is heard matters as much as how their assets are divvied up.

1,000 PAIRS OF SHOES: Pauline Chai (centre) the estranged wife of Malaysian tycoon Khoo Kay Peng, disclosed to the English High Court that she kept this number of designer footwear in her estate in Hertfordshire to argue that she was so settled into life there that her divorce should be heard in England. Mr Khoo wants the case heard in Malaysia.

Lately, the titanic divorce battle between Malaysian tycoon Khoo Kay Peng, the non-executive chairman of Laura Ashley, and his wife, Pauline Chai, has been making media waves.

The battle lines have been drawn. Dr Khoo has chosen Kuala Lumpur as his field of warfare, but Ms Chai prefers to...

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