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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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25 Invaluable Sessions

There are four general and 21 concurrent sessions that are aimed at three categories of attendees: Providers, Clients, and Investigators of offshore products and services. Our sessions cater to everyone from those who know little or nothing about OFCs to those who are experts.

Some sessions deal with legal, tax and political initiatives that affect those doing business offshore, others explain how complicated financial and insurance products work, and others deal with fraud investigations, insolvencies, liability issues and asset recovery.

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Sessions
April 30, 2012

Opening Remarks

An introduction to the conference, its aims and a breakdown of who is in attendance.
Theme
Speakers
David Marchant Headshot

David Marchant

Owner & Editor, OffshoreAlert (Miami)
Speakers
Jeffrey Owens

Jeffrey Owens

Former Director - Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD (France)
Dan Reeves

Dan Reeves

Founder, Offshore Compliance & Enforcement Consulting Group & Retired Senior Advisor, IRS Offshore Compliance Initiative (New Jersey)
John McDougal

John McDougal

Retired Special Trial Attorney, IRS (Virginia)
Jack Blum

Jack Blum

Chairman, Tax Justice Network (USA)

The Rise of Offshore Courts: The Judicial Perspective

Judges in key OFCs discuss laws and significant rulings that affect foreign companies, such as a damages award for $111 m against non-executive directors of Weavering Macro Fixed Income Fund in the Cayman Islands and a ruling in the British Virgin Islands not to allow the liquidators of Fairfield Sentry to claw back investor redemptions in the fraud by Bernard Madoff.
Speakers
Justin Fenwick

Justin Fenwick QC

Barrister, 4 New Square (London)
Ian Kawaley

Ian Kawaley

Chief Justice, Bermuda (Bermuda)
Neville Adderley

Neville Adderley

Justice of Appeal, The Bahamas Court of Appeal (Bahamas)
Edward Bannister

Edward Bannister QC

Retired Judge, British Virgin Islands Commercial Court (London)
Peter Cresswell

Sir Peter Cresswell

Judge, Financial Services Division, Grand Court of the Cayman Islands (Cayman Islands)

Enticing the Top Echelon: How the IRS, SEC and CFTC Attract High-Level Whistleblowers

An analysis of the Whistleblower programs operated by the Internal Revenue Service, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodities Futures Trading Commission.

Speakers
Eric R. Havian

Eric Havian

Partner, Constantine Cannon (San Francisco)
Sean McKessy

Sean McKessy

Chief, Office of the Whistleblower, U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission (Washington, DC)
Steve Whitlock

Steve Whitlock

Director, Whistleblower Office, Internal Revenue Service (Washington, DC)
Vince Martinez

Vincente Martinez

Director, Whistleblower Office, U. S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission  (Washington, DC) 
Erika Kelton

Erika Kelton

Partner, Phillips & Cohen LLP (Washington, DC)
Speakers
Arnoldo Lacayo

Arnoldo Lacayo

Shareholder, Astigarraga Davis (Miami)
Dan Wise

Dan Wise

Head of Litigation, Martin Kenney & Co., Solicitors (BVI)
Simon Dickson

Simon Dickson

Partner, Mourant Ozannes (Cayman Islands)
Lincoln Caylor

Lincoln Caylor

Partner, Bennett Jones (Toronto)
Jess Shakespeare

Jess Shakespeare

Director, Kinetic Partners (Cayman Islands)
Speakers
Edward H. Davis, Jr.

Edward Davis, Jr.

Founding Shareholder, Sequor Law (Miami)
Maureen Ward

Maureen Ward

Partner, Bennett Jones, (Toronto)
John Moscow

John Moscow

Partner, Baker Hostetler & Former Manhattan Assistant District Attorney (New York)
Paul Singerman

Paul Singerman

Shareholder, Berger Singerman, General Counsel to Judge Herbert Stettin, Trustee for Rothstein, Rosenfeld, Adler, P.A. (Miami)
Speakers
Tim Ridley

Tim Ridley

Former Chairman, Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (Cayman Islands)
Ben Arrindell

Ben Arrindell

Member, United Nations Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters (Barbados)
Raul Pertierra

Raul Pertierra

IRS Revenue Service Representative, Correspondent for The Inter-American Center of Tax Administrations (Florida)
Mac Imrie

Mac Imrie

Partner, Maples and Calder (Cayman Islands)
Speakers
Andrew Witts

Andrew Witts

Senior Partner, Lawrence Graham LLP (London)
Andrew Bodnar

Andrew Bodnar

Barrister, Matrix Chambers (London)
John Moscow

John Moscow

Partner, Baker Hostetler & Former Manhattan Assistant District Attorney (New York)

China and Hong Kong: The Dark Side

Stock-market scandals involving Chinese companies have spread to Hong Kong, threatening its reputation as a safe, reliable financial center. Is this a temporary aberration, or a sign of greater trouble to come?

This session will look at the role that Hong Kong entities - including investment firms, accounting firms and law firms - played in fraud schemes that cost investors billions of dollars.
Speakers
Chris Carey

Chris Carey

President & Editor, Sharesleuth.com (Michigan)
Dan David

Dan David

Co-Founder & VP, GeoInvesting (Philadelphia)
Phil Groves

Phil Groves

Founding Partner, DAC Management (Hong Kong)
May 01, 2012

Russia Exposed: The Sergei Magnitsky Affair

This session will look at evidence of corruption by the Russian judiciary, politicians, police, tax officials, bankers and the mafia, analyze the use of offshore banks and structures to assist them, and look at what is being done to hold participants accountable - both onshore and offshore.
Speakers
Jamison Firestone

Jamison Firestone

Managing Partner, Firestone Duncan (Russia & UK)

The Postmodern Ponzi Scheme: Empirical Analysis of High-Yield Investment Programs

Computer scientists Dr Richard Clayton, Jie Han and Tyler Moore, from Wellesley College in Massachusetts, spent nine months collecting data from approximately 1,600 on-line Ponzi schemes whose tunrover was collectively about $6 million per month. This is what they found.

 

Speakers
Tyler Moore

Tyler Moore

Visting Assistant Professor, Wellesley College (Massachusetts)

Brazilian Bankruptcy Law: Recovering Assets in Offshore Transnational Frauds

Historically, Brazil’s legal system has been challenged by corruption. Improvements are being made. The rule of law is being strengthened as this nation of over 203 million people, with the world's 8th largest economy, matures. Developments in Brazilian bankruptcy extension law, international cooperation in trans-border insolvency and criminal cases, and third party funding of fraud and asset recovery claims are on the move in São Paulo and beyond.

Speakers
Edward H. Davis, Jr.

Edward Davis, Jr.

Founding Shareholder, Sequor Law (Miami)
Daniel Carnio Costa

Daniel Carnio Costa

Honorable Judge, First Bankruptcy Court of São Paulo (Brazil)
Eronides dos Santos

Dr. Eronides Aparecido Rodrigues dos Santos

Bankruptcy Prosecutor, São Paulo (Brazil)
Justin Fenwick

Justin Fenwick QC

Barrister, 4 New Square (London)
Speakers
Jesse Drucker

Jesse Drucker

Investigative Reporter, Bloomberg News (New York)
Speakers
Michael J. Burns

Michael Burns

Managing Partner, Appleby (BVI)
James McConvill

James McConvill

Counsel, Forbes Hare (London) & Senior Lecturer, Offshore Corporate Law, Victoria University (Australia)
Speakers
Dan Wise

Dan Wise

Head of Litigation, Martin Kenney & Co., Solicitors (BVI)
Tim Ridley

Tim Ridley

Former Chairman, Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (Cayman Islands)
James Earp

James Earp

Founder & CEO, James Earp & Associates (London)
Stefanie Ostfeld

Stefanie Ostfeld

Policy Advisor, Global Witness (Washington, DC)

The Future of Structured Finance

This session will explore the major issues that will affect the future of structured finance, both financial and regulatory.

Speakers
Christopher Culp

Christopher Culp

Adjunct Professor of Finance, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business (Chicago) 
Speakers
David Marchant Headshot

David Marchant

Owner & Editor, OffshoreAlert (Miami)
John Boaden

John Boaden

Managing Director, Investigations & Analysis, Martin Kenney & Co, Solicitors (BVI)
Brodrick Penn

Brodrick Penn

Director, Investment Business, British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission (BVI)
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Rodney Gallagher

Partner, Gaffney, Gallagher & Philip (Barbados)

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