Agenda

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 | Opening remarks from the chairs

Joshua Rubenstein, Katten Muchin Rosenman, USA 

Richard Hay, Stikeman Elliott, UK/ Canada

Morven McMillan, Maples Group, Cayman Islands

Gilead Cooper QC, Wilberforce Chambers, UK


1:40 PM - 2:20 PM | Opening keynote: Successfully crossing the generational divide when discussing family wealth transfer

Emotional intelligence: Understanding the psyche of the next generation UHNW client and the psychology of wealth 

2:20 PM - 3:00 PM | 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?

3:00 PM - 3:40 PM | 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?
  • To what extent can trustees also handle asset management in the future?

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


4:00 PM - 4:40 PM | 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?

4:40 PM - 5:40 PM | 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. Art restitution: Cultural property in LatAm
  2. Brexit: Not again
  3. Insolvent structures - How are they dealt with around the world?
  4. Market intelligence: Which niche areas will be the big growth ones in private client services, how the talent void will be filled and who will be the new players?

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 - 9:10 AM | Opening remarks from the chairs

Joshua Rubenstein, Katten Muchin Rosenman, USA 

Richard Hay, Stikeman Elliott, UK/ Canada

Morven McMillan, Maples Group, Cayman Islands

Gilead Cooper QC, Wilberforce Chambers, UK


9:10 AM - 10:00 AM | 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

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | 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? With talks of inheritance tax being implemented in Mexico,  how effective is it really?
  • Comparing inheritance tax, estate tax, death tax, wealth tax and forced heirship

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


10:50 AM - 11:50 AM | 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. Dealing with intra-family disputes, cross jurisdictions
  2. Reserved powers
  3. 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

11:50 AM - 12:20 PM | Keynote: Cultural Intelligence- Understanding the differences in client values


12:20 PM - 1:00 PM | Common law structures for civil law clients

  • 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.

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 | Opening remarks from the chairs

Joshua Rubenstein, Katten Muchin Rosenman, USA 

Richard Hay, Stikeman Elliott, UK/ Canada

Morven McMillan, Maples Group, Cayman Islands

Gilead Cooper QC, Wilberforce Chambers, UK


10:15 AM - 11:00 AM | Capacity

  • Power of attorney which endures beyond capacity
  • Capacity of settlor
  • Testamentary capacity and capacity to marry

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Behind bars: The criminalisation of the profession

  • The extra territorial reach of the Criminal Justice Act 

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM | 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?

12:30 PM - | Close of conference and lunch