Chief Don Fort, of IRS Criminal Investigation, will tell you why the world is getting smaller for tax criminals. With the formation of the new and innovative Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement last year, the US, UK, Canada, Australia and the Netherlands have found ways to share information, work joint investigations, and move towards criminal proceedings in dozens of cases. Criminals and enablers of tax crimes alike should be on notice that their days are limited.
Investigating Tax Evasion & Money Laundering: The ‘Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement’ Initiative
In July, it was announced that leaders of tax enforcement authorities in Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States had established a joint operational alliance, the Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement (J5), to increase collaboration
This session will explore judicial initiatives in the area of cross-border judicial communication and cooperation, a topic that has been thrust into the spotlight due to recent developments in the 'Liberia v. ACE' asset recovery/litigation funding case at federal court in the United States.
Chapter 15 of the U. S. Bankruptcy Code, which deals with access to U. S. courts in foreign insolvency proceedings, went into effect in 2005, so it's no longer a baby. It's now a tween. This session will explore the most recent Chapter 15 developments and discuss what kind of teenager Chapter 15 might become.
This session will show you how to obtain discovery in the United States under 28 U.S.C. 1782 for use in legal actions outside the U.S.
‘Help! Am I A Target or A Witness?’: What Service Providers Should Do When Investigators Request Client Information
This session will navigate the offshore and onshore service provider through the stormy waters encountered when a foreign tax or criminal authority comes knocking on your door requesting information or interviews.
This session will look at how offshore jurisdictions compare in terms of banking secrecy, recording of beneficial ownership registries for trusts, foundations, and companies, availability to the public of corporate share registers and accounts, anti-money laundering, tax information exchange, international judicial co-operation, and other areas.
Tales From the Field: Do Banks Lie When Served with Documents Subpoenas in Fraud & Asset Recovery Inquiries?
As has been amply show in recent years, the world's leading banks routine engage in illegal activity. This session will look at whether banks lie and suppress records to thwart asset recovery investigations.