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Apr 29

10th Annual OffshoreAlert Conference

Sunday, April 29, 2012 - Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, Miami Beach, FL, USA

Early-Bird Registration | Registration Hotline: +1-305-372-6296

2012 Program Preview

April 29, 2012 from 4:45 PM - 6:30 PM

Screening of Sundance Film Festival 2012's 'We're Not Broke' tax documentary

Special screening with producers/directors Victoria Bruce and Karin Hayes in attendance, followed by a panel discussion featuring onshore and offshore panelists of 'We're Not Broke', a documentary about corporate tax avoidance in the United States that premiered at The Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2012.

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THEME: General
LEVEL: Beginner

    April 29, 2012 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Welcome Cocktail Reception: Sunday

    Sponsored By:

    Grant Thornton 180  
    Kinetic 180  
      April 30, 2012 from 7:15 AM - 8:15 AM

      Breakfast: Monday


        April 30, 2012 from 8:25 AM - 8:30 AM

        Opening Remarks

        An introduction to the conference, its aims and a breakdown of who is in attendance.

        THEME: General

          April 30, 2012 from 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

          Taxing Avoiders & Evaders: An Update

          An update on the ongoing efforts by the world's major countries to collect taxes from High Net Worth Individuals and big corporations.

          THEME: General
          LEVEL: Intermediate

          April 30, 2012 from 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

          Refreshment Break: Monday Morning


            April 30, 2012 from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

            The Rise of Offshore Courts: The Judicial Perspective

            Judges in key OFCs discuss laws and significant rulings that affect foreign companies, such as a damages award for $111 m against non-executive directors of Weavering Macro Fixed Income Fund in the Cayman Islands and a ruling in the British Virgin Islands not to allow the liquidators of Fairfield Sentry to claw back investor redemptions in the fraud by Bernard Madoff.

            THEME: Fraud and Asset Recovery, General, Investigation and Intelligence, Products and Services
            LEVEL: Intermediate

            April 30, 2012 from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

            Luncheon: Sponsored by Appleby

            Sponsored By

            Appleby 180 

              April 30, 2012 from 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

              Enticing the Top Echelon: How the IRS, SEC and CFTC Attract High-Level Whistleblowers

              An analysis of the Whistleblower programs operated by the Internal Revenue Service, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodities Futures Trading Commission.

              THEME: Fraud and Asset Recovery, Investigation and Intelligence
              LEVEL: Intermediate

              April 30, 2012 from 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

              The Offshore Invasion: A Practical Guide to Offshore Asset Recovery

              A practical "how to" discussion on the recovery of offshore assets, including the legal aspects of identifying, freezing and, ultimately, seizing assets that are the proceeds of crime and fraud.

              THEME: Fraud and Asset Recovery, Investigation and Intelligence
              LEVEL: Beginner

              April 30, 2012 from 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

              The Offshore World in a Modern Global Economy

              This session focuses on the practical reasons why OFCs are used in international business, highlighting that the use of OFCs is not just tax-driven.

              THEME: Products and Services
              LEVEL: Beginner

              April 30, 2012 from 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

              OECD Peer Reviews of Offshore Jurisdictions

              How They Work in Practice

              THEME: Investigation and Intelligence
              LEVEL: Advanced

              April 30, 2012 from 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

              Ponzi Tsunami: Lessons Learned (So Far) from the Proliferation of Ponzi Litigation

              An analysis of lessons learned (so far) in  attempts to unwind some of the more notorious Ponzi cases that have taken place over the last few years.

              THEME: Fraud and Asset Recovery, Investigation and Intelligence
              LEVEL: Advanced

              April 30, 2012 from 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

              Foreign Media Coverage of OFCs: Informed or Ignorant?

              Do Offshore Financial Centers get what they deserve from foreign journalists or do they suffer from cliches and stereotypes?

              THEME: Investigation and Intelligence
              LEVEL: Beginner

              April 30, 2012 from 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

              Refreshment Break: Sponsored by Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (Monday)

              Sponsored By

              Fraser Milner Casgrain 


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                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.



                Kinetic Partners 
                Astigarraga Davis 180 
                Martin Kenney 180 
                Cayman National 
                Mourant Ozannes 
                Baker Tilly 180 
                Maples 180px  
                Phillips & Cohen 
                Fraser Milner Casgrain 
                O'Neal Webster 
                Invest Barbados 180 
                Securehost 180 


                U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement 180 
                Mourant Ozannes 
                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 
                hedge fund managers 
                IFC Review 180