2016

‘The Panama Papers’: An Analysis

This session will look at the biggest leak in the history of global finance - 11.5 million records revealing the hitherto hidden offshore financial dealings of over 12 current and former world leaders, including prime ministers of Iceland and Pakistan, the president of Ukraine and the king of Saudi Arabia; 128 additional politicians and public officials around the world, and others.

You Can’t Run a Ponzi Scheme Without a Bank: Victims Strike Back

Every crook needs a compliant bank. Madoff had JP Morgan ($17.5 billion); Stanford had SG Private Bank (Suisse), HSBC and TD Bank ($5.5 billion); Rothstein had TD Bank ($500 million) ... the list is depressingly long. This session will discuss proven ways to make banks pay up when they have provided services to fraudsters.

FATCA: How To Stay Out Of Trouble With The US Government

The session will deal with how individuals and financial institutions can operate within the reporting requirements of the new law, stay away from the mandatory withholding requirements and prevent US investigations and prosecutions.

Solving Previously Unsolvable Cases With Digital Forensics

Attend this session to learn how digital forensics, combined with good legal counsel, can lead to great results in civil litigation and other scenarios. Attendees will learn the process that allows material evidence to be gathered and civil litigators to get the truth.

Protecting Data in the Era of Hacks & Leaks

In the wake of the release of 11.5 million hitherto confidential account records known as 'The Panama Papers', which the target, Mossack Fonseca law firm, claims was obtained through hacking, and various other leaks of client information, this session will look at prudent steps to protect your data, whether stored on mobile devices, servers or in other electronic form.

Inside the Secretive World of Tax-Avoidance Experts

A behind-the-scenes eye-witness account of the international wealth management profession from a sociologist who has spent the last eight years researching it, during which time she trained to become a wealth manager and visited 18 offshore jurisdictions.

Pre-Litigation Discovery: Latest Developments Across Jurisdictions

The panelists, both experienced litigators, will discuss methods and practice pointers for obtaining pre-litigation discovery in the U.S. and offshore. The session will also cover recent and important amendments to the U.S. federal rules governing both discovery and document preservation obligations.

Piercing The Corporate Veil: How Jurisdictions Differ

This panel will examine, compare and discuss the legal standards for piercing the corporate veil in respect of major litigation jurisdictions including Bermuda, the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, the United Kingdom and the USA.

How A Short-Seller Took Down NYSE-Listed Bermuda Reinsurer Gerova Financial

Short-seller Keith Dalrymple will discuss how he exposed Bermuda-domiciled, New York Stock Exchange-listed reinsurer Gerova Financial Group Ltd., contributing to its collapse, criminal indictments against Gerova's principals and a smear campaign against him and his investment research company.

Opening Remarks

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