Interactive Focus Groups
Date & Time
Thursday, March 7, 2019, 3:20 PM - 4:20 PM
Christian Hay Keith  Oliver Annemarie Hughes Jeffrey Elkinson Andrew De La Rosa Roberta Harvey Philipp Büchel
(A) Cryptocurrency and other digital assets: A challenge for trust and estate litigators for the future? 
As the rise of digital assets becomes ever more popular, this focus group analyses the increased importance of a new category of trust litigation disputes for the future. 
Keith Oliver, Peters & Peters, UK
Büchel, Founder, Blockchain Büro, Liechtenstein 

(B) Litigation funding: A game changer for trust litigation?
This breakout debates the impact of litigation funding on trustees (as both claimants and defendants).
Christian Hay, Collas Crill, Guernsey
Damon Parker, Harcus Sinclair, UK
Nicole Buncher, Clifford Chance, UK
(C) Beddoes, blessings and what comes with them today:
The hotly debated question of when it is appropriate for trustees and personal representatives to seek court sanction for a particular course of action leads on to consideration of what they might be letting themselves in for if they do.
In this interactive session we will discuss recent issues in this often problematic area, including contested blessing applications, restrospective Beddoe relief and dilemmas created by regulatory/compliance obligations and confidentiality.
Annemarie Hughes, DQ Advocates, Isle of Man
Andrew De La Rosa, ICT Chambers, Cayman Islands
Roberta Harvey, Forsters, UK

(D) Arbitration for trust disputes. Time to stop talking about it?

Jeffrey Elkinson, Conyers Dill & Pearman, Bermuda