Events

OffshoreAlert vGlobal 2022

Crypto recovery takes center stage at next week’s vGlobal

How to investigate crypto, find, freeze and seize assets - and have it financed by third-party litigation funders - will be tackled at next week's OffshoreAlert vGlobal virtual conference. If you've lost money in crypto, whether you're a client of Sequoia Capital or an armchair investor, you will have the opportunity to meet and listen to experts who can help you.
Russell Crumpler and Christopher Farmer, who run insolvency and restructuring firm Teneo in the BVI, will discuss some of the lessons they have learned so far in the relatively new area of liquidating a major global crypto enterprise and attempting to recover value for creditors, who appear to be owed more than $3.5 billion. They will be joined by lawyer Callum McNeil, head of Sterlington law firm's BVI practice, who represents a member of Three Arrows Capital's Creditors' Committee.

Three Arrows Capital liquidators to speak at OffshoreAlert vGlobal

The liquidators of British Virgin Islands-domiciled, Singapore-based crypto hedge fund Three Arrows Capital will speak at next month's OffshoreAlert vGlobal virtual conference. They will discuss some of the lessons they have learned so far in the relatively new area of liquidating a major global crypto enterprise and attempting to recover value for creditors, who appear to be owed more than $3.5 billion. Dec 5-9—Claim your free pass.

The Incredible Story of Arif Naqvi & The Abraaj Group

In this video, we will discuss how the global elite was duped by a capitalist fairytale and shine a light on efforts to clean up global capital flows even as opaque private equity firms amass trillions of dollars and offshore tax havens cast a veil of secrecy which prevents regulators, investors and citizens from understanding what’s really going on in the finance industry.

The Art of Global Intelligence-Gathering: Facts vs. BS

This video will look at the opaque industry of global intelligence-gathering, including how to obtain and analyze information from sources of varying trustworthiness, credibility, and motivations who might have conflicting accounts in an attempt to determine where the truth is most likely to lie.

Tether: The Coin That Could Wreck Crypto

This video will look at several red flags concerning the $60 billion 'stablecoin' known as Tether and the potentially devastating impact its collapse - which many consider to be inevitable - is likely to have on the entire crypto industry and the wider financial markets.

Normalizing Fraud: The Crazy World of Crypto

This video will look at the unprecedented amount of fraud taking place in the crypto industry in which millions of victims all over the world have been - and continue to be - collectively scammed out of hundreds of billions of dollars in schemes that, in many cases, are hawked by celebrities, influencers, and even 'respected' businesspeople. It will also analyze whether, apart from being a tool to commit fraud, the underlying technology behind crypto has any legitimate uses or any future.

UAE Uncovered: The New Ground Zero for Financial Crime

Behind the United Arab Emirates' gaudy exterior is a not-so-pretty side. This video will look at evidence that the UAE, particularly Dubai, has become a popular jurisdiction with investment fraudsters, oligarchs, sanctioned politicians, and money launderers, whom the country appears to welcome with open arms.
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‘Investigating Crypto’ a major theme at OffshoreAlert London

"Whatever you think of the underlying technology, there's no denying that the crypto industry is rife with fraud," said OffshoreAlert's founder and editor, David Marchant. "It has created an abundance of opportunities for investigators and asset recovery specialists."
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Dubai’s Role in Financial Crime to be analyzed at OffshoreAlert London

In the wake of Dubai's decision this week not to extradite fugitive British hedge fund trader Sanjay Shah to Denmark to face $1.7 billion tax fraud charges, evidence that the UAE has become a magnet for financial criminals will be analyzed at next month's OffshoreAlert conference in London.

Agenda Launch—OffshoreAlert London Conference

The crypto industry dominates this year's agenda, with four of the event's 16 sessions devoted to it. "The amount of fraud in crypto is unlike anything I've ever seen," said OffshoreAlert's founder, owner and editor, David Marchant. "It has created, and will continue to create, unprecedented opportunities for fraud investigators, insolvency practitioners, and asset recovery specialists."

Litigation Investing: ILOs & Other Developments

Leading investigators and funders of high-value international finance will take your questions and discuss emerging and dominant issues in litigation funding, including cases, legal rulings, returns, the role of investigators, and what they look for when deciding what cases to fund. Speakers: David Kerstein, Managing Director, Validity Finance; Jonathan Sablone, MD, Global Director of Originations, Delta Capital; Ken Epstein, Investment Manager & Legal Counsel, Omni Bridgeway; and Kyle Roche, Partner, Roche Freedman.

Crypto: The Future of Money or Fool’s Gold?

Given the rise of cryptocurrencies, this session will analyze money, what gives it value, and contemplate what it will look like in the future, including what role, if any, crypto will play. Speaker: Bob Seeman, Managing Partner, CyberCurb

NFTs, Fraud & Money Laundering

This video will look at Non-Fungible Tokens, how they work, what you need to know, and legal issues associated with them. Speakers: Alex Shea, Director, Risk, Regulatory & Compliance, Guidehouse; Joe McGill, Global Investigations, TRM Labs; and Olta Andoni, Deputy General Counsel, Ava Labs.

High-Value International Recovery: Tips From The Experts (Part Two)

Leading international fraud and value recovery attorneys will take your questions and discuss emerging and dominant issues that impact your ability to be successful and effective. Speakers: Aidan Larkin, Chief Executive Officer, Asset Reality; Jonathan Tickner, Partner, Peters & Peters; Polly Sprenger, Partner, Addleshaw Goddard; and Tatiana Markel, Partner, BakerHostetler.

High-Value International Recovery: Tips From The Experts (Part One)

Leading international fraud and value recovery attorneys will take your questions and discuss emerging and dominant issues that impact your ability to be successful and effective. Speakers: Adam Crane, Partner, Baker & Partners; Alex Jay, Partner, Stewarts; Edward H. Davis, Jr., Founding Shareholder, Sequor Law; and Maureen Ward, Partner, Bennett Jones.

Crypto Regulation & Enforcement: The Present & Future

This video will look at efforts around the world to regulate crypto, what's in the pipeline, and what effect it's likely to have on the industry. Speakers: Ari Redbord, Head of Legal & Government Affairs, TRM Labs; Kathy Kraninger, VP, Regulatory Affairs, Solidus Labs; and Lee Reiners, Executive Director, Global Financial Markets Center, Duke University School of Law.

The Promise and Pitfalls of Civil RICO as a Fraud Recovery Tool: A Litigator’s Perspective

Our panelists will explore using the civil Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act ("RICO") to recover damages for serious frauds, including treble damages and attorney's fees and costs. While civil RICO's remedies are powerful, pitfalls abound for the unwary litigator, including heightened pleading standards and securities transaction bars. Obtaining RICO personal jurisdiction over defendants both in and outside the United States will also be discussed. Speakers: Daniel Treuden, Founding Member, Bernhoft Law Firm; Joshua Bruckerhoff, Partner, Reid Collins & Tsai; and Robert Bernhoft, Founding Partner, Bernhoft Law Firm.

Ongoing Multi-Billion Dollar Crypto Schemes: Tether & NEXO

This video looks at Tether and NEXO, two ongoing questionable schemes in the crypto industry that collectively involve hundreds of billions of dollars. Speakers: Edward Normand, Partner, Roche Freedman; Eric Rosen, Partner, Roche Freedman; and Kyle Roche, Partner, Roche Freedman.

An Hour With the Experts: Following the Money with Jules and Jeremy Kroll

Jules Kroll, the founder of the modern corporate investigations industry, discusses the evolution of the industry over the course of his 50-year career with his son and business partner, Jeremy Kroll. In the conversation, Jules explores how he evolved his investigation and asset tracing techniques and strategies throughout his career to follow the money all the way back to its rightful owner. He dives into the importance of adapting these techniques and strategies to meet today’s challenges, including sanctions against Russia, the anonymity of cryptocurrency, and the increasing complexity of financial crimes. Recorded on April 26, 2022, at OffshoreAlert Miami 2022. 

Crypto Litigation: Tips From Litigators

In this video, lawyers who have brought lawsuits around the world to recover cryptocurrency from exchanges and other entities will discuss their experiences and offer tips to avoid problems and be effective. Speakers: Amanda Tuminelli, Lawyer, Kobre & Kim; Dani Haston, Head of Global Asset Management, Chainalysis; Daniel Coyle, Counsel, Sequor Law; and Syed Rahman, Partner, Rahman Ravelli.

Risky Business: The Dangers of Intelligence-Gathering

Members of the opaque community of intelligence gatherers discuss the risks of their profession in this video. Speakers: Christopher Steele, Director & Joint Founder, Orbis Business Intelligence; Michael Ronickher, Partner, Constantine Cannon; and Andrew Wordsworth, Partner, Raedas.

The Mechanics of Crypto Recovery

Having identified who stole the crypto, this video will show you how to recover it and who can be held legally liable, not just the thieves but those who laundered it and provided other services, including crypto exchanges. Speakers: Aidan Larkin, Chief Executive Officer, Asset Reality; Amanda Wick, Senior Investigative Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives; Carmel King, Director, Grant Thornton; and Jean-Michel Verelst, Director, Belgium's Asset Recovery and Asset Management Office.

Offshore/Onshore Insolvency & Asset Recovery Playbook

This video is a how-to guide to liquidating and recovering assets across borders involving both onshore and offshore jurisdictions. Speakers: Hannah van Roessel, Director, Senior Legal Counsel, Omni Bridgeway; Ilan Cohen, Intelligence Analyst, Itur Financial Intelligence; James Pomeroy, Director, Grant Thornton; and Martin Kenney, Managing Partner, Martin Kenney & Co.

The Mechanics of Crypto Investigations

This session will show you how to investigate who stole the crypto, where it went, whether it was converted into fiat currency, and who has the proceeds now. Speakers: Benedict Hamilton, Managing Director, Forensic Investigations and Intelligence, Kroll; Beth Bisbee, US Head of Investigations, Chainalysis; Hakob Stepanyan, Manager - Forensic Investigation & Litigation Services, BDO USA; and Monika Laird, Threat Finance Lead, TRM Labs.

Hunting Russian Oligarchs: Databases & Tools to Identify Their Assets

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has led to a surge in financial sanctions against Russian Oligarchs, banks, and other entities. The hunt is now on to identify beneficiaries, trace and freeze assets, including private jets and superyachts. Learn databases and tools that will help you know who you're dealing with and locate assets that they don't want you to know about. Presented by Ellen Hewitt, Senior Director, FTI Consulting; Nigel Nicholson, CEO, GreyList Trace; Roman Anin, Investigative Reporter, IStories; and Will Fitzgibbon, Investigative Reporter, ICIJ.
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World’s intelligence & investigative elite prepare for OffshoreAlert Miami

The world’s leading intelligence-gatherers, investigators, and asset recovery attorneys will gather this month to learn, network, and do business at OffshoreAlert’s conference-by-the-ocean in sunny Miami Beach. There will be 17 sessions on topics such as Russia, crypto, offshore, litigation funding, and an array of other subjects, while speakers include industry giants such as Jules Kroll, who pioneered the modern corporate investigations industry.
Investigations legend Jules Kroll to speak at OffshoreAlert Miami

Investigations legend Jules Kroll to speak at OffshoreAlert Miami

Jules Kroll, who pioneered the modern corporate investigations industry, will be the keynote speaker at next month's OffshoreAlert Conference in Miami. The 18th OffshoreAlert Miami conference will take place at the luxury, oceanside Ritz-Carlton, South Beach hotel in Miami Beach, Florida on April 24-26, 2022.
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OffshoreAlert Miami Conference Hotel Almost Sold-Out

Due to unprecedented demand, the host hotel for next month's OffshoreAlert Conference in Miami Beach is almost full for the nights of our event so, if you plan to attend but haven't yet booked, you need to act now.

SEC/Cayman Liquidation Resolution to be analyzed

The recent "compromise" agreement between the USA's SEC and the liquidators of a Cayman Islands fraudulent mutual fund will be analyzed at this year's OffshoreAlert Miami conference that will take place at the luxury, oceanside Ritz-Carlton, South Beach hotel in Miami Beach, Florida on April 24-26, 2022.

‘Huge Growth Area’ dominates OffshoreAlert Miami

The world's leading experts in crypto investigations, recovery, litigation, and regulation will present sessions at OffshoreAlert's in-person conference in Miami in April. Speakers include those from Chainalysis, TRM Labs, Ava Labs, and members of the Crypto Fraud and Asset Recovery network.

Agenda Launch for OffshoreAlert Miami 2022

OffshoreAlert today announced the agenda for our in-person conference on intelligence, investigations, and recovery in Miami Beach on April 24-26. The burgeoning crypto industry dominates this year's agenda, with nine of the event's 16 sessions devoted to it.
Happening NowOffshoreAlert vGlobal

The platform for this week's OffshoreAlert vGlobal FREE virtual conference is now open, and it's not too late to register to watch sessions and participate in networking. vGlobal is a neutral platform where participants in high-value international finance around the world can learn, meet, and conduct business.

If you haven't done so already, register now - for FREE - at www.vglobal.io.