OffshoreAlert Conference London: Financial Intelligence & Investigations

14 - 15 November 2013 | The Bloomsbury Hotel | London

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

Programme

Opening Remarks

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

David Marchant

Owner & Editor, OffshoreAlert (Miami)

Offshore Finance: Trends & Developments

The offshore world is nothing if not flexible and innovative. A look at how the industry is adapting to changing circumstances and what products and services are viable in the modern era. Read more.
Speakers
Simon Filmer

Simon Filmer

Managing Director, ex-Asia, Offshore Incorporations (BVI)
Ian Woodhouse

Ian Woodhouse

Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers (London)
Sean Dowling

Sean Dowling

Managing Partner, Appleby (Isle of Man)

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.
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Speakers
John Christensen

John Christensen

Director, Tax Justice Network (England)

Beneficial Ownership Registries: Options for Britain's Crown Dependencies & Overseas Territories

This session will look at the practicalities of compiling central registries on beneficial ownership, who will have access to the information, and the likely effects on business. Read more.
Speakers
Colin Powell

Colin Powell

Adviser, International Affairs, Jersey Government (Jersey)
David Griffin

David Griffin

Director of Enforcement, Financial Supervision Commission (Isle of Man)
Cherno Jallow

Cherno Jallow QC

Director of Policy, Research and Statistics, BVI Financial Services Commission & Chair of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (BVI) 
Robert Palmer

Robert Palmer

Campaign Leader, Banks & Corruption, Global Witness (London)
David Lewis

David Lewis

Head of Anti-Money Laundering & Terrorist Finance Policy, UK Treasury (London)  

When An Offshore Investment Fails: Who Can Be Sued, For What & Where?

When an offshore investment fails, what viable remedies are available to investors seeking to recover damages? Who can they sue, what must they prove, how much does it cost, and when should they just accept their loss?
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Speakers
Edward H. Davis, Jr.

Edward Davis, Jr.

Founding Shareholder, Sequor Law (Miami)
Steven Philippsohn

Steven Philippsohn

Founding Partner, PCB Litigation (London)
Elizabeth O'Brien

Elizabeth O'Brien

Consultant, Martin Kenney & Co., Solicitors (Ireland & Austria)

Piercing the Corporate Veil: The Implications of 'Petrodel v. Prest'

An analysis of the wider implications of a U. K. Supreme Court ruling on June 12 giving an oil trader's wife the right to force offshore companies beneficially owned by her former husband to turn over their assets to settle his financial obligations under a £17 m divorce settlement. Read more.
Speakers
Andrew Bodnar

Andrew Bodnar

Barrister, Matrix Chambers (London)
Felicity Toube QC

Felicity Toube QC

 Barrister, South Square Chambers (London)
David Ingram

David Ingram

Partner, Grant Thornton (London)

'Offshore Leaks': Inside the Investigation into OFCs by The Guardian & The ICIJ

The inside track on the investigation into offshore jurisdictions by The Guardian newspaper and The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, which was responsible for the 'Offshore Leaks' release of confidential information. Read more.
Speakers
David Leigh

David Leigh

Former Investigations Editor, The Guardian (London)

£110 m Gone: The Rise & Fall of Axiom Legal Financing Fund

This session will look at the rise and fall of a Cayman Islands-domiciled, British litigation funding scheme, the role played by service providers in jurisdictions such as the Cayman Islands, the Isle of Man, and Switzerland, and the glaring warnings signs that were missed by investors and their financial advisers. Read more.
Speakers
David Marchant Headshot

David Marchant

Owner & Editor, OffshoreAlert (Miami)

How to Identify Red Flags in International Finance

How to detect warning signs when assessing international finance deals and those who are behind them so that you can avoid trouble.
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Speakers
David Marchant Headshot

David Marchant

Owner & Editor, OffshoreAlert (Miami)
Neal Levin

Neal Levin

Partner, Freeborn & Peters (Chicago)

Investigating the Investigators: Misconduct by Insolvency Practitioners

Fraud and asset recovery attorney Ed Davis and insolvency practitioner Stephen Hunt will explain some of the methods and techniques used by unscrupulous insolvency practitioners to enrich themselves at the expense of creditors. Read more.
Speakers
Edward H. Davis, Jr.

Edward Davis, Jr.

Founding Shareholder, Sequor Law (Miami)
Stephen Hunt

Stephen Hunt

Partner, Griffins Insolvency Practitioners (London)

HMRC's Investigation into Offshore Tax Evasion: An Update

This session will look at HM Revenue & Custom's attempts to clamp-down on tax avoidance and evasion using offshore structures and its overall approach to international tax matters.

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Speakers
Jennie Granger

Jennie Granger

Director General, Enforcement & Compliance, HMRC (London)

How U.K. Ghost Companies Made Britain the Capital of Global Corporate Crime

While Britain pontificates to its Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories about corporate responsibility and transparency, the country is notorious for being a crime-friendly jurisdiction. Read more.
Speakers
Richard Brooks

Richard Brooks

Investigative Reporter, Private Eye (London) 
Polly Sprenger

Polly Sprenger

Barrister, 18 Red Lion Court, Chambers of Max Hill QC (London) 

Using Offshore Jurisdictions to Protect Data

Following the disclosure of the existence of comprehensive surveillance of emails, telephone records, and other data by the United States Government, this session will analyze what offshore jurisdictions have to offer clients looking for a place to host their data securely.
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Speakers
Ted Boyle

Ted Boyle

Director, Secure Hosting (Bahamas)
Andrew Wicks

Andrew Wicks

Co-Founder, Calligo (Jersey)
Bridget Treacy

Bridget Treacy

Managing Partner, Hunton & Williams (London)

Cross-Border Law Enforcement Meets Cross-Border Banking

How and why the United States has been able to successfully enforce its tax laws against financial institutions, private bankers, financial advisers and attorneys in foreign tax havens, and who's at risk from the continuing U.S. Investigation into Offshore Tax Evasion. Read more.
Speakers
Dan Reeves

Dan Reeves

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

Closing Remarks

A wrap-up of the conference's main talking points.

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Speakers
David Marchant Headshot

David Marchant

Owner & Editor, OffshoreAlert (Miami)
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Conference Venue

The OffshoreAlert Conference London will be held in the very heart of Bloomsbury, within striking distance of many of London's brainiest landmarks - the British Museum is one street away, the University of London scattered about nearby, and the London Review bookshop a short stroll to the east.

The Bloomsbury Hotel

16-22 Great Russell St
London WC1B 3NN
United Kingdom
  • Nightly Group Rate
  • £205+VAT
  • Rate includes continental breakfast
 
 

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