The Programme

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Wednesday 14 November 2012

Chairman: F. Ronald Jenkins Jr., Meridian 361 International Law Group, PLLC, USA

08.00 - 08.45 Breakfast with the Experts
  Sanctions and the Risk of Forfeiture: Advising Middle Eastern Families with US Assets in a Time of International Crisis
  F. Ronald Jenkins Jr., Meridian 361 international Law Group, PLLC, USA
   
 09.00 - 09.30  Chairman’s Welcome Address and Introduction
   F. Ronald Jenkins Jr., Meridian 361 international Law Group, PLLC, USA
 09.30 - 10.15 Inbound Tax Planning: Pre-Immigration Tax Planning
  Suzanne M. Reisman, Law Offices of Suzanne M. Reisman, London, UK
Potential immigrants with significant assets who want to preserve and secure those assets cannot afford to forgo careful tax planning before they arrive. What are some of the main considerations one must take into account and what are the principal areas of concern?
10.15 - 10.45 Morning Coffee
10.45 - 11.30 Understanding Google
  F. Ronald Jenkins Jr., Meridian 361 international Law Group, PLLC, USA
How did Google save billions in taxes leveraging offshore structures, and what does it means for the rest of us?
 11.30 - 12.15 Voluntary Disclosure and Reporting Obligations
  Stephen Liss, Barclays, New York, USA
What opportunities exist to rectify prior US non-compliance issues? How does one enter into a voluntary disclosure initiative and what must the taxpayer be aware of given that the terms can change over time?
12.15 - 13.45 Luncheon sponsored by Business Bermuda
13.45 - 14.45 Panel Discussion: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in Asset Protection Planning
  Led by Richard J. Alan Cahan, Becker & Poliakoff, Florida, USA and F. Ronald Jenkins, Jr., Meridian 361 International Law Group, PLLC, USA
Successes, failures, war stories and lessons drawn from years of international practice.
14.45 - 15.30 Cross-Border Charitable Planning
  Suzanne M. Reisman, Law Offices of Suzanne M. Reisman, London, UK
What is the most tax efficient way to structure charitable donations and what are the implications if the charitable donations involve multiple jurisdictions?
15.30 - 16.00  Afternoon Tea
 16.00 - 16.45 High-Net-Worth Family Planning
  Richard J. Alan Cahan, Becker & Poliakoff, Florida, USA
The recession is here to stay and the rich have problems (matrimonial, spend-thrift children, creditors, 2nd, 3rd and 4th spouses, etc.) - learn real world tested, litigated, and successfully sustained offshore planning alternatives when the family money is on the line.
 16.45 - 17.15  Panel Discussion: Where to Now?
  Led by F. Ronald Jenkins Jr., Meridian 361 International Law Group, PLLC, USA, Stephen Liss, Barclays, New York, USA and Suzanne M. Reisman, Law Offices of Suzanne M. Reisman, London, UK
 17.30  Early Evening Drinks Reception Sponsored by Business Bermuda

Thursday 15 November 2012

Chairman: Richard J Alan Cahan, Becker & Poliakoff, Florida, USA

 08.00 - 08.45 Breakfast with the Experts
  Special Purpose Acquisition Companies and Structuring IPOS
Alan Dickson, Conyers Dill & Pearman, São Paulo, Brazil
 09.00 - 09.45 The Sounds of Motown and the 60's - A Musical Guide to Asset Protection Planning
  Richard J. Alan Cahan, Becker & Poliakoff, Florida, USA
 09.45 - 10.30 Investment Funds, New Asset Classes and Emerging Markets 
  Alan Dickson, Conyers Dill & Pearman, São Paulo, Brazil
European and US regulation has changed the landscape for the investment funds industry. Are there new demands and requirements and what are the major offshore fund developments on the horizon? This presentation will observe new asset classes, emerging market opportunities, the resurgence of private equity in Latin America and the offshore perspective.
10.30 - 11.00 Morning Coffee
11.00 - 11.45 Structures and Strategies for the Emerging Market for Offshore Services in Latin America
  Alan Dickson, Conyers Dill & Pearman, São Paulo, Brazil
What offshore structures can be used to accomplish the commercial objectives of Latin American clients? What strategies exist for those wishing to capitalise on the growing economies of Latin American nations?
11.45 - 12.45 What You Need to Think About When Doing Business in China - A Legal Perspective
  Daniel P. Harris, Harris & Moure, Washington, USA
Key differences between western legal systems and the Chinese legal system - everything you need to know when doing business in China.
12.45 - 14.15 Luncheon sponsored by Morgan Stanley
14.15 - 15.00 Funds Litigation – Get Real About Going to Law
  Jeremy Walton, Appleby (Cayman) Ltd., Cayman
It is a fundamental truth universally acknowledged that among those who choose to litigate, some get a lot more than they bargained for. A look at recent decisions likely to impact on the financial and fiduciary services industry.
15.00 - 15.30 Afternoon Tea
15.30 - 16.15 Director’s Duties Post Weavering
  Jeremy Walton, Appleby (Cayman) Ltd., Cayman 
The Weavering Case, is highly important in that in his judgment, the Hon. Justice Andrew J. Jones, addressed a wide range of issues pertaining to the particular duties of directors of a fund. What is the impact of this significant precedent establishing event?
16.15 - 17.00 Panel Discussion: Offshore Financial Centres: The State and Future of the Industry
  Led by Richard J. Alan Cahan, Becker & Poliakoff, Florida, USA
A lively debate to round off and close the Convention.  Select speakers will be allowed five minutes to present their opinion and point of view then, they will be presented with questions that have been drawn from the audience and developed by Offshore Investment in a managed format.  At closing, the floor is opened for direct questions.