4th February 2020

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Global Elite Dinner Discussion

The Global Elite will be hosting a discussion dinner on February 4 at the Banyan Tree. Please let the team know if you would like to attend if you are a member. This is for members only.

Craig Macintyre - Conyers Dill & Pearman

5th February 2020

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM | Day 1: Planning

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM | Welcome lunch

1:30 PM - 1:40 PM | Another Op’nin: Opening remarks from the chairs

Joshua Rubenstein - Katten Muchin Rosenman
Richard Hay - Stikeman Elliott

1:40 PM - 2:20 PM | I’m Different: Navigating cross cultural complexities- Blending family enterprise cultures

  • What is culture?
  • How does culture exert its influence?
  • A global world at your threshold
  • Economic transition in family wealth
  • Global, individualist, collective harmony culture and honour culture

Dr Dennis Jaffe - Author & Advisor

2:20 PM - 3:00 PM | I’ve Got a Little List: EU tax blacklist: What advisers need to know

  • What jurisdictions and business activities are in scope?
  • ‘Economic substance’: what is required, and how much is enough?
  • Establishing ‘tax residence’
  • Holding companies, trusts and funds
  • What’s next? Why is it of interest to the Americas?

Florentino Carreño - Cuatrecasas
Guadalupe Díaz-Súnico - GÓMEZ-ACEBO & POMBO
Bernadette Carey - Carey Olsen
Randall Krebs - Harbour Fiduciary Services

3:00 PM - 3:40 PM | Sunny Afternoon: Inheritance tax: Should more countries implement it?

  • Planning for the management and ownership of a family operating business after the death of the founder or family head, especially if the heirs reside in different jurisdictions (including the US)
  • How effective is the inheritance/estate tax from a policy and collection perspective? There are countries thinking to repeal it and others to impose it. What is the balance so far?
  • Comparing inheritance tax, estate tax, death tax, wealth tax and forced heirship

Alessandro Bavila - Maisto e Associati
Dean Berry - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Margaret O'Sullivan - O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
Victor Barajas - Basham, Ringe y Correa, S.C.

3:40 PM - 4:00 PM | Coffee and networking break

4:00 PM - 4:40 PM | Little Boxes: The intergovernmental scramble to control globalisation- and why it matters to you

  • Why governments are racing to set global standards for tax and regulation
  • Is OECD style intergovernmental consultation and cooperation on global tax and regulation breaking down?
  • Is the US ‘me first’ approach contagious?
  • Tensions in the contest for controlling the global agenda- how this affects the international private client
  • Are we headed for global tax coordination, with minimum corporate tax rates?

Alejandro Pignataro - Pignataro Abogados
Jay Rosenbaum - Nixon Peabody LLP
Richard Hay - Stikeman Elliott

4:40 PM - 5:40 PM | Around the World (In 80 Days): Interactive boardroom discussions

Our expertly facilitated interactive boardroom discussions allow you to choose topics that are of the most importance and relevance to you. Come prepared for in-depth discussions. 
1. The Americas
2. Europe
3. LatAm & Offshore

Kathryn von Matthiessen - Katten Muchin Rosenman
Patricia Guerra - MLL Legal
Eduardo Fox - Appleby

7:30 PM - | Welcome drinks reception

8:00 PM - | Welcome dinner

6th February 2020

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM | Day 2: Administration

9:00 AM - 9:05 AM | Halfway There: Opening remarks from the chairs

Joshua Rubenstein - Katten Muchin Rosenman
Morven McMillan - Maples and Calder

9:05 AM - 9:50 AM | Massive Attack- Protection: Asset protection structures in turbulent times

  • How have structures worked in the past to protect assets in turbulent times?
  • Bilateral investment treaties may help to protect foreigners, but what about domestic residents?
  • Who is the biggest threat (the tax man or their family?) and how to protect your client

RONALD E EVANS - Baker McKenzie
alex carruthers - HFC
Jonathan Conder - Macfarlanes

9:50 AM - 10:30 AM | On The Twentieth Century: 21st century trusteeship

  • ​​​As the regulatory burden on institutional trustees increases, there is a danger that some may be better equipped than others to respond to the ever shifting regulatory landscape.
  • If you were to build the 21st century trustee, what would it look like?
  • How can trustees also handle asset management in the future?

Craig Macintyre - Conyers Dill & Pearman
Beatrice Puoti - Stephenson Harwood
Matthew Sperry - Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP
Paul Hodgson - Butterfield

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM | Coffee and networking break

10:50 AM - 11:50 AM | Changes: Interactive boardroom discussions

Our expertly facilitated interactive boardroom discussions allow you to choose topics that are of the most importance and relevance to you. Come prepared for in-depth discussions. 
  1. Reserved powers
  2. Artificial intelligence: What digital can do and what it cannot in providing private client services and crystal-ball gazing on what our practices will look like in ten years
  3. Insolvent structures - How are they dealt with around the world?

Kristine Boyett - Holland & Knight
Charles Moore - Harneys
Pamela Cross - Borden Ladner Gervais
Morven McMillan - Maples and Calder

11:50 AM - 12:20 PM | Take a Letter Maria: Attacks on estate planning when marriages end and before the horse has bolted

Marcus Dearle Dearle - Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Bhavesh N. Patel - Travers Thorp Alberga
Rosie Schumm - Forsters

12:20 PM - 1:00 PM | Strange Things: Civil law structures in common law jurisdictions

  • In the last ten years many IFCs have introduced their own forms of foundation with a view to appealing to civil law clients perhaps unfamiliar with wealth structuring using trusts.  Our panel will compare the structures available and their strengths and weaknesses, including a discussion of the recently introduced foundation company in the Cayman Islands.

Tom Mylott - Collas Crill
Andrew De La Rosa - ICT Chambers
Alberto Benshimol - D’Empaire Reyna Abogados

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Lunch and networking

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Leisure networking activities

7:00 PM - | Gala dinner drinks

8:00 PM - | Gala dinner

7th February 2020

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM | Day 3: Litigation

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM | The End: Opening remarks from the chairs

Joshua Rubenstein - Katten Muchin Rosenman
Gilead Cooper - Wilberforce Chambers

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM | My Analyst Told Me: Capacity

  • Power of attorney which endures beyond capacity
  • Capacity of settlor
  • Testamentary capacity and capacity to marry
  • Diminishing capacity and questions of undue influence

Lyat Eyal - Aronson, Ronkin-Noor, Eyal Law Firm and Notary
Jason Scott - Osborne, Helman, Knebel & Scott, LLP
Kim White - Cox Hallett Wilkinson

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM | End of the Innocence: Behind bars: The criminalisation of the profession and erosion of the attorney- client privilege

  • The extra territorial reach of criminal acts 

Jonathan Speck - Mourant
Osvaldo Garcia - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Evelyn Sheehan - Kobre & Kim

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Fighter: My case is bigger than yours! The latest updates in private client litigation

Join this high octane session as our speakers analyse and provide a snapshot summary of recent onshore and offshore trust cases, including Hong Kong DBS.

  • Is there a trend for litigation cases at the moment?
  • What are the drivers for this trend
  • How will this affect future case law?

Shan Warnock-Smith KC - ICT Chambers/5 Stone Buildings
Gilead Cooper - Wilberforce Chambers
Jennifer Fox - Ogier
Ellen Harrison - McDermott Will & Emery LLP

12:30 PM - | Close of conference and lunch