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The Most Balanced and Credible Educational and Networking Conference on OFCs. Period.

The 10th Annual OffshoreAlert Conference

April 29 - May 1, 2012

The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

Miami Beach FL U.S.A.

 

For More information visit www.OffshoreAlertConference.com or Call +1 305-372-6296

April 29 - May 1, 2012. The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. Miami Beach, Fl

The Most Balanced and Credible Educational and Networking Conference on OFCs. Period.

The Best Offshore Conference. Period.

The OffshoreAlert Conference is an independent, non-promotional event covering every aspect of the fast-paced, ever-changing, complex world of Offshore Financial Centers and how they are routinely used by the world's biggest corporations and High Net Worth Individuals to minimize risk and maximize protection.

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Maximize Opportunity

Find out what is currently unfolding in the complex, fast-paced and forever-changing world of Offshore Financial Centers so that you can minimize your risk and maximize your opportunities.

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Meet The Players

You will meet the most influential and knowledgeable individuals in the private and public sectors around the world who have an interest in OFCs.

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10th Anniversary Blowout

To celebrate a decade of conferences, we have put together our ...

  • Best-Ever Agenda
  • Best Line-Up of Speakers
  • Biggest Event

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25 Invaluable Sessions

Sessions on offshore products, services and jurisdictions, fraud and asset recovery, investigations and intelligence, political initiatives, legal and tax issues.

  • Offshore Providers
  • Offshore Clients
  • Investigators

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50+ In-The-Know Speakers

  • Offshore Judges 
  • Legal & Tax Specialists
  • Regulators & Investigators
  • Finance & Insurance Experts
  • Fraud & Insolvency Specialists

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International, High-Level Attendees

Global Financial Experts

Commercial Court judges from offshore jurisdictions, IRS and OECD senior representatives, attorneys, bankers, tax advisors, fraud & asset recovery experts, regulators, journalists & more.

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Leading Offshore Firms

Representatives of the leading offshore firms, including those in law, financial services, banks and funds, in the biggest offshore jurisdictions, such as the Bahamas, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, and the Cayman Islands.

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Who Should Attend

Offshore Providers

  • Company Managers
  • Fund Administrators
  • Bankers
  • Trust & Estate Practitioners
  • Insolvency Specialists
  • Government & Regulators
 

Offshore Clients

  • Officers & Directors
  • High Net Worth Individuals
  • Fund Principals & Sponsors
  • Family Offices
  • Financial Intermediaries
  • Wealth Planners
 

Investigators

  • Compliance Officers
  • Receivers & Liquidators
  • Investigators & Regulators
  • Intelligence-Gatherers
  • Law Enforcement
  • Tax Collectors
 

There's Nothing Else Like It

Gain Mastery of Offshore Issues, Meet Key Industry Leaders

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Michael J. Burns

Michael Burns 

Managing Partner, Appleby (BVI)

Speaker Biography
Michael Burns is the Managing Partner and Head of the Corporate and Commercial department in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Michael is also the Group Team Leader and Local Team Leader of the Segregated Accounts Team. In addition to his practice in the BVI, Michael is Group General Counsel and a member of both the Group Management Committee and Group Executive Board. Michael joined Appleby as an associate in June 1992 and became a partner in April 1998.

Michael specialises in all aspects of corporate and commercial law with an emphasis on corporate finance, insurance, alternative risk financing (including captive insurance company regulation and formation), segregated portfolio companies, private offerings of debt and equity securities, and public offerings of debt and equity securities. Michael was instrumental in establishing Appleby’s top-ranking insurance team in the BVI.

Michael is regularly instructed by insurance companies, investment banks, financial institutions and law firms across the globe. Michael is also a frequent commentator on British Virgin Islands law and the offshore world, having written numerous articles in leading international trade journals and regularly speaking at international and local conferences and other venues.

Michael is regarded as one of the leading commercial lawyers in the BVI, due to his corporate and finance transactional experience combined with a strong insurance background. Chambers Global recognises Michael for his “strong insurance experience” which is “useful for dealing with the large number of captive insurance entities in the BVI”. PLC Which Lawyer? endorsed Michael for his insurance work, one of only two lawyers in the BVI to receive this accolade. IFLR 1000 recognises Michael as a leading lawyer for corporate and finance work in the BVI, and Legal 500 notes Michael’s work in corporate finance and offerings of debt and equity securities.

Michael is a member of the Bermuda Bar, the Canadian Bar Association and the International Bar Association. He has been a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers since 1982.

Michael is a member of the BVI International Finance Centre's TEAM BVI - a select group of private and public sector members working together to promote the BVI's financial products and services and to represent the BVI on the international stage.

Michael served as secretary to the Bermuda International Business Association (now called Business Bermuda) Legislative Change Committee for five years, followed by three years as the Appleby representative on the Committee. He also served as special representative of the Committee in formulating, developing, drafting and negotiating on behalf of the Committee with the Bermuda Ministry of Finance and Attorney-General’s Chambers regarding the Segregated Accounts Companies Act 2000 and its subsequent amendment. Michael is currently working on the development of Incorporated Segregated Accounts Companies (ISAC) draft legislation for Bermuda.Michael Burns is the Managing Partner and Head of the Corporate and Commercial department in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Michael is also the Group Team Leader and Local Team Leader of the Segregated Accounts Team. In addition to his practice in the BVI, Michael is Group General Counsel and a member of both the Group Management Committee and Group Executive Board. Michael joined Appleby as an associate in June 1992 and became a partner in April 1998.

Michael specialises in all aspects of corporate and commercial law with an emphasis on corporate finance, insurance, alternative risk financing (including captive insurance company regulation and formation), segregated portfolio companies, private offerings of debt and equity securities, and public offerings of debt and equity securities. Michael was instrumental in establishing Appleby’s top-ranking insurance team in the BVI.

Michael is regularly instructed by insurance companies, investment banks, financial institutions and law firms across the globe. Michael is also a frequent commentator on British Virgin Islands law and the offshore world, having written numerous articles in leading international trade journals and regularly speaking at international and local conferences and other venues.

Michael is regarded as one of the leading commercial lawyers in the BVI, due to his corporate and finance transactional experience combined with a strong insurance background. Chambers Global recognises Michael for his “strong insurance experience” which is “useful for dealing with the large number of captive insurance entities in the BVI”. PLC Which Lawyer? endorsed Michael for his insurance work, one of only two lawyers in the BVI to receive this accolade. IFLR 1000 recognises Michael as a leading lawyer for corporate and finance work in the BVI, and Legal 500 notes Michael’s work in corporate finance and offerings of debt and equity securities.

Michael is a member of the Bermuda Bar, the Canadian Bar Association and the International Bar Association. He has been a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers since 1982.

Michael is a member of the BVI International Finance Centre's TEAM BVI - a select group of private and public sector members working together to promote the BVI's financial products and services and to represent the BVI on the international stage.

Michael served as secretary to the Bermuda International Business Association (now called Business Bermuda) Legislative Change Committee for five years, followed by three years as the Appleby representative on the Committee. He also served as special representative of the Committee in formulating, developing, drafting and negotiating on behalf of the Committee with the Bermuda Ministry of Finance and Attorney-General’s Chambers regarding the Segregated Accounts Companies Act 2000 and its subsequent amendment. Michael is currently working on the development of Incorporated Segregated Accounts Companies (ISAC) draft legislation for Bermuda. 

Platinum Sponsor

Grant Thornton 270 

Grant Thornton is one of the world’s leading organisations of independently owned and managed accounting and consulting firms. More than 2,600 partners provide clients with distinctive, high quality service in over 100 countries. The Fraud Insolvency Division provide expert services relating to all forms of economic crime using forensic asset tracing combined with Insolvency Act powers. Our teams comprise forensic, insolvency, tax and computer forensics specialists, providing advice during the prevention, investigation and recovery processes. We offer solutions in the following areas: fraud investigations; expert witness; recovery and tracing of misappropriated assets and funds; proceeds of crime receivers.

 

Sponsors

Kinetic Partners 
Astigarraga Davis 180 
Martin Kenney 180 
Appleby 
 
Cayman National 
Mourant Ozannes 
Baker Tilly 180 
Maples 180px  
 
Zolfo-Cooper  
Phillips & Cohen 
Fraser Milner Casgrain 
O'Neal Webster 
 
Invest Barbados 180 
Securehost 180 
 
 

Exhibitors

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement 180 
Mourant Ozannes 
Foreshore 180 
Hidden Technology 180 
 
Grant Thornton 180 
Kixko 180 
Caledonian 180 
ACFCS 180 
 
 

Corporate Sponsors

Bernd Klose 180 
Husch Blackwell 180 v2 
Bennett Jones 180 
Lennox Paton 180 
 
Greenberg Solicitors 180 
Financial Examinations & Intelligence 120 
 
 

Partners

International Compliance Association 180 
KYC 360 180 
Cayman Financial Review 180 
ABCA 180 
 
Compliance Search Group 180 
Compliance Exchange 180 
hedge fund managers 
IFC Review 180