International Cooperation

    Agenda Launch – OffshoreAlert London Conference

    The first version of the agenda for OffshoreAlert's 10th Annual London Conference on December 4-5 is now available. For more information about OffshoreAlert London 2023, sponsorship opportunities, and tickets, please visit

    Video: Russia in a Time of War – How to Investigate, Enforce Judgments & Handle Problem Clients

    In this video, investigators and attorneys discuss : Increased lawsuits against Russia/Sanctioned Entities and how to enforce any awards, including seizing money frozen in European clearing houses and seizing private planes; How does the Russia-Ukraine War affect existing litigation and investigations; Confiscation of assets of Russian oligarchs; Inability of Russian banks to pursue debtors who often stole money or haven't returned the loans and who now live abroad; and Proactive Russian sanctions analysis investigations.

    ICIJ’s ‘FinCEN Files’

    The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists discuss the 'FinCEN Files' in an OffshoreAlert webinar. "The FinCEN Files is a cross-border investigation based on secret documents that exposes how banks and regulators have failed the public by allowing dirty money to flow unchecked around the globe," says the ICIJ. "It shows how politicians, crooks, and tycoons – from Benin to Venezuela to Turkmenistan – profit at the expense of governments and ordinary people." The webinar took place from 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm EST on Thursday, September 24th, 2020. Presenters: Ben Hallman, Chief Reporter, ICIJ; Will Fitzgibbon, Investigative Reporter, ICIJ; Karrie Kehoe, Data Journalist, ICIJ

    J5: Tearing Down International Barriers

    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.

    Cross-Border Clashes and Cooperation Among Courts

    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: Offshore Case Round-Ups & Updates

    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.

    Financial Transparency: A Comparison of Jurisdictions

    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.