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The Most Balanced and Credible Educational and Networking Conference on OFCs. Period.

The 10th Annual OffshoreAlert Conference

April 29 - May 1, 2012

The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

Miami Beach FL U.S.A.


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April 29 - May 1, 2012. The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. Miami Beach, Fl

The Most Balanced and Credible Educational and Networking Conference on OFCs. Period.

The Best Offshore Conference. Period.

The OffshoreAlert Conference is an independent, non-promotional event covering every aspect of the fast-paced, ever-changing, complex world of Offshore Financial Centers and how they are routinely used by the world's biggest corporations and High Net Worth Individuals to minimize risk and maximize protection.

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Maximize Opportunity

Find out what is currently unfolding in the complex, fast-paced and forever-changing world of Offshore Financial Centers so that you can minimize your risk and maximize your opportunities.

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Meet The Players

You will meet the most influential and knowledgeable individuals in the private and public sectors around the world who have an interest in OFCs.

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10th Anniversary Blowout

To celebrate a decade of conferences, we have put together our ...

  • Best-Ever Agenda
  • Best Line-Up of Speakers
  • Biggest Event

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25 Invaluable Sessions

Sessions on offshore products, services and jurisdictions, fraud and asset recovery, investigations and intelligence, political initiatives, legal and tax issues.

  • Offshore Providers
  • Offshore Clients
  • Investigators

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50+ In-The-Know Speakers

  • Offshore Judges 
  • Legal & Tax Specialists
  • Regulators & Investigators
  • Finance & Insurance Experts
  • Fraud & Insolvency Specialists

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International, High-Level Attendees

Global Financial Experts

Commercial Court judges from offshore jurisdictions, IRS and OECD senior representatives, attorneys, bankers, tax advisors, fraud & asset recovery experts, regulators, journalists & more.

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Leading Offshore Firms

Representatives of the leading offshore firms, including those in law, financial services, banks and funds, in the biggest offshore jurisdictions, such as the Bahamas, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, and the Cayman Islands.

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Who Should Attend

Offshore Providers

  • Company Managers
  • Fund Administrators
  • Bankers
  • Trust & Estate Practitioners
  • Insolvency Specialists
  • Government & Regulators

Offshore Clients

  • Officers & Directors
  • High Net Worth Individuals
  • Fund Principals & Sponsors
  • Family Offices
  • Financial Intermediaries
  • Wealth Planners


  • Compliance Officers
  • Receivers & Liquidators
  • Investigators & Regulators
  • Intelligence-Gatherers
  • Law Enforcement
  • Tax Collectors

There's Nothing Else Like It

Gain Mastery of Offshore Issues, Meet Key Industry Leaders

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Russian corruption and laundering through Credit Suisse and other international firms

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Astonishing brutality and corruption in Russia and the laundering of criminal proceeds through Switzerland, the British Virgin Islands, Dubai and Cyprus will be analyzed at the upcoming OffshoreAlert Conference.


After Moscow-based tax attorney Sergei Magnitsky blew the whistle on a $230 million tax fraud in which his client, UK-based investment advisory firm Hermitage Capital Management, was one of the victims, he was taken into custody by the officials he accused and held without bail in primitive and deadly conditions until he died in his cell in 2009.


The OffshoreAlert Conference will look at evidence of corruption by the Russian judiciary, politicians, police, tax officials, bankers and the mafia, analyze the use of offshore banks and structures to assist them, including the alleged use of a company managed by BVI-based Commonwealth Trust Limited and accounts at Credit Suisse, and look at what is being done to hold participants accountable – both onshore and offshore.


A session entitled 'Russia Exposed: The Sergei Magnitsky Affair' will be presented by Jamison Firestone, Managing Partner of Sergei's employer, Firestone Duncan, a Moscow-based provider of legal, tax, accounting and audit services.


"Russia is far more corrupt and criminal than anyone imagined," said Mr. Firestone. "Investing there by foreign companies is a bit like Russian roulette. Officials are in business to make money, often with organized criminals. Police and officials can do what they want and there is usually no defense because everyone is in on the game."


Mr. Firestone's session will include looking at: 

  • How criminal proceeds were laundered and where the offshore compliance system failed;
  • How Austrian banking group Raiffeisenbank opened correspondent accounts for a Russian bank owned by a convicted criminal;
  • Credit Suisse failing to detect that its client was the husband of a Russian tax official and that funds were clearly being laundered through its accounts; and
  • Credit Suisse maintaining the accounts even after the companies were no longer in good standing.


The 10th Annual OffshoreAlert Conference will take place on April 29 to May 1, 2012 at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach in Miami Beach, Florida.


Speakers include offshore judges, international legal and tax experts, and investigators of serious financial crime, including senior personnel from the Internal Revenue Services, Securities and Exchange Commission, and Commodity Futures Trading Commission in the United States.


Speakers from the IRS include those who are at the forefront of the ongoing investigation into Swiss banks for their alleged involvement in helping U. S. taxpayers commit tax evasion.

Platinum Sponsor

Grant Thornton 270 

Grant Thornton is one of the world’s leading organisations of independently owned and managed accounting and consulting firms. More than 2,600 partners provide clients with distinctive, high quality service in over 100 countries. The Fraud Insolvency Division provide expert services relating to all forms of economic crime using forensic asset tracing combined with Insolvency Act powers. Our teams comprise forensic, insolvency, tax and computer forensics specialists, providing advice during the prevention, investigation and recovery processes. We offer solutions in the following areas: fraud investigations; expert witness; recovery and tracing of misappropriated assets and funds; proceeds of crime receivers.



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Fraser Milner Casgrain 
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Invest Barbados 180 
Securehost 180 


U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement 180 
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Foreshore 180 
Hidden Technology 180 
Grant Thornton 180 
Kixko 180 
Caledonian 180 
ACFCS 180 

Corporate Sponsors

Bernd Klose 180 
Husch Blackwell 180 v2 
Bennett Jones 180 
Lennox Paton 180 
Greenberg Solicitors 180 
Financial Examinations & Intelligence 120 


International Compliance Association 180 
KYC 360 180 
Cayman Financial Review 180 
ABCA 180 
Compliance Search Group 180 
Compliance Exchange 180 
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IFC Review 180