Judges in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands will discuss key rulings and judicial issues affecting foreign individuals and businesses at The 10th Annual OffshoreAlert Conference later in the year.
Ian Kawaley, of Bermuda Supreme Court; Edward Bannister, of the BVI High Court; and Charles Quin, of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, all have extensive experience adjudicating complex disputes involving offshore finance.
Kawaley, who will become Bermuda's next Chief Justice, effective April 1, 2012, and Bannister sit on the Commercial Division of their respective courts, while Quin's duties including hearing cases filed at Cayman's Financial Services Division.
This high-powered panel will be chaired by internationally-renowned attorney Martin S. Kenney, whose cross-border fraud and asset recovery practice is headquartered offshore.
It is one of 25 sessions at The 10th Annual OffshoreAlert Conference, which will take place at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach in Miami Beach, Florida on April 29 to May 1, 2012. Discounted Early-Bird rates for conference tickets end on January 27.
Other featured speakers include Jeffrey Owens, Head of Tax at the OECD in France, and Dan Reeves who, since 2003, has been the lead investigator for the United States Internal Revenue Service's Offshore Credit Card Project, Offshore Private Banking Initiative and other offshore compliance initiatives.
Owens and Reeves will be part of a panel that will update attendees on the latest developments in the attempt by the world's major countries to collect more taxes from taxpayers with assets held in offshore jurisdictions and the effectiveness of initiatives undertaken over the last few years.
The OffshoreAlert Conference is an independent, non-promotional event covering every aspect of the fast-paced, ever-changing, complex world of Offshore Financial Centers, which are routinely used by the world's biggest corporations and High Net Worth Individuals to minimize risk and maximize protection.
There are sessions for Providers, Clients and Investigators of offshore products and services.
Some of the topics from the Program at this year's conference are:
- Taxing Avoiders & Evaders: An Update
- Offshore Courts: What Can Foreign Businesspeople Expect?
- OECD Peer Reviews of Offshore Jurisdictions
- Global Shell Game: Whose Worse - Onshore or Offshore?
- The Internationally-Agreed Tax Standard on the Exchange of Information: How is it implemented?
- FATCA et al: US Tax & Securities Law Issues Associated With Serving US Clients
- The 'Global High Wealth Industry Group' of the IRS: Implications for OFCs and Their High Net Worth Individual Clients
- Offshore 101: An Overview of Offshore Products and Services
- Offshore Special Purpose Vehicles Explained
- The Meaning of the Term 'Beneficial Ownership' and OECD clarification Proposals
- Start-to-Finish Explanation of Listing Offshore IBCs on the World's Major Stock Exchanges
- Russia Exposed: The Sergei Magnitsky Affair
- Jeffrey Owens (OECD)
- Dan Reeves (IRS)
- Charles Quin (Judge)
- Ian Kawaley (Judge)
- Edward Bannister (Judge)
- David Hayton (Trusts)
- Jason Sharman (Author)
- Jack Blum (Attorney)
- Ed Davis (Attorney)
- Martin Kenney (Attorney)
The OffshoreAlert Conference attracts more than 250 attendees from onshore and offshore jurisdictions. If you are involved directly in OFCs or have an interest in them, you should not want to miss the premier offshore conference.