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Program

Opening Remarks

An introduction to the conference, its aims and a breakdown of who is in attendance.

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Speakers
David Marchant Headshot

David Marchant

Owner & Editor, OffshoreAlert (Miami)

In An Age of Transparency & Automatic Tax Information Exchange, Can OFCs Survive?

Given the success of a global clampdown on tax evasion, can Offshore Financial Centers survive and prosper in this new financial climate without tax evading clients and if so, who will be the winners and losers?

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Burke Files

Burke Files

Principal, Financial Examinations & Evaluations, Inc. (Arizona)
Tim Ridley

Tim Ridley

Former Chairman, Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (Cayman Islands)
Jack Blum

Jack Blum

Chairman, Tax Justice Network (USA)
James McConvill

James McConvill

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

Dan Reeves

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

Tax, Fraud, & Finance: Offshore Judges Discuss Key Rulings at Their Courts

Commercial Court Judges in key Offshore Financial Centers discuss laws and rulings affecting international business disputes that come before their courts.

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Edward H. Davis, Jr.

Edward Davis, Jr.

Founding Shareholder, Sequor Law (Miami)
Edward Bannister

Edward Bannister QC

Retired Judge, British Virgin Islands Commercial Court (London)
Neville Adderley

Neville Adderley

Justice of Appeal, The Bahamas Court of Appeal (Bahamas)
Ian Kawaley

Ian Kawaley

Chief Justice, Bermuda (Bermuda)

Debt Collection: How to Locate Bank Accounts & Other Assets to Enforce Judgments

This session will show you how to legally locate debtors' bank accounts and other assets and how to get the most value from your judgment enforcement attorney.

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Joe Dickerson

Joe Dickerson

Founder & CEO, Financial Forensic Services (Denver)

Blood, Sweat & TIEAs: Tax Information Exchange Litigation in OFCs

This session will look at legal challenges by taxpayers to applications at offshore courts for information under Tax Information Exchange Agreements.

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Alex Potts

Alex Potts

Partner, Sedgwick Chudleigh (Bermuda)
Tom Lowe

Thomas Lowe QC

Barrister, Wilberforce Chambers (London)

Beneficial Ownership Registries: An Update

A look at the pros and cons of having central registries of beneficial owners of offshore companies in offshore financial centers and whether the move towards them has substance or is political hot-air by the U.K. Government.

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Gonzalo Jalles

Gonzalo Jalles

CEO, Cayman Finance (Cayman Islands)
Glenford Malone

Glenford Malone

Deputy Director, Investment Business, British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission (BVI)
Joseph Kraus

Joe Kraus

Senior Policy Manager, Transparency & Accountability at ONE Campaign (Washington, D.C.)

How to Identify Investment Frauds & Reduce Your Liability

This session will show you how to identify Ponzi schemes and other investment frauds so that you may reduce your exposure to lawsuits, regulatory actions, and losses. Learn more
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David Marchant Headshot

David Marchant

Owner & Editor, OffshoreAlert (Miami)
Carlo Fedrigoli

Carlo Fedrigoli

Counsel, Galadari & Associates (Dubai)
James Pomeroy

James Pomeroy

Director, Forensic Services, PwC (Caribbean)

Bitcoin & Financial Crime: An Analysis

This session will look at how the digital currency Bitcoin is used by financial criminals to commit a range of offenses, including theft, fraud, and money laundering.

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Christine Duhaime

Christine Duhaime

Partner, Duhaime Law (Toronto)
Nicolas Christin

Nicolas Christin

Assistant Research Professor, Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh)

Onshore Litigation Options for Offshore Funds

This session will look at the pros and cons of offshore funds litigating in the United States, as opposed to offshore.

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Jonathan Sablone

Jonathan Sablone

Partner, Nixon Peabody
Colette Wilkins

Colette Wilkins

Partner, Walkers (Cayman Islands)

Expected Implications & Likely Activities Flowing from FATCA & Related Intergovernmental Agreements

How to prepare for - and head-off - investigations and prosecutions concerning FATCA and IGAs. Learn more
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Tim Prudhoe

Tim Prudhoe

Partner, Kobre & Kim (BVI)
Sean Casey

Sean Casey

Partner, Kobre & Kim (New York)
Nick Matthews

Nick Matthews

Member, Kinetic Partners (London)

Leveraging social media monitoring and analytics to detect fraud

This session will show you how to monitor, mine and analyze social media to detect fraud and protect your business interests. Learn more
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DC Page

D.C. Page

Senior Vice President, Consulting and Investigations, Andrews International (Miami)
Bryan Ware

Bryan S. Ware

Chief Technology Officer, Haystax Technology (Virginia)

When Onshore-Offshore Liquidations Collide: How are Assets Divided?

This session will analyze recent court decisions when onshore and offshore liquidations clash.

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Neal Levin

Neal Levin

Partner, Freeborn & Peters (Chicago)
Paul Dennis

Paul Dennis QC

Partner, O'Neal Webster (BVI)
Nicholas Fox

Nicholas Fox

Managing Associate, Mourant Ozannes (Cayman Islands)
Hugh Dickson

Hugh Dickson

Partner, Grant Thornton (Cayman Islands)

Turks & Caicos Islands: Inside One of the World's Largest Asset Recovery Programs

British attorney Laurence Harris will talk about his experiences leading one of the world's largest civil asset recovery programs, which has recovered substantial assets for the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Learn more
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James Maton

James Maton

Partner, Edwards Wildman (London)

Inside the Cayman Islands: The 'Operation Tempura' Affair

In this session, panelists with direct knowledge of 'Operation Tempura' will discuss the investigation, seek to explain why it experienced so many problems and offer their views on what it says about the Cayman Islands and its relationship with the United Kingdom.

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Brent Fuller

Brent Fuller

Photo-Journalist, Cayman Free Press (Cayman Islands)
Dan Duguay

Dan Duguay

Former Auditor General of the Cayman Islands (Canada)
John Evans

John Evans

Former Covert Participating Informant, Operation Tempura (London)
Martin Bridger

Martin Bridger

Former Senior Investigator, Operation Tempura (London)

Financing Asset Recovery Attempts: Third-Party Litigation Funding & Success Fees for Asset Recovery Professionals

This session will look at the pros and cons of the burgeoning litigation funding industry.

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Martin S. Kenney

Martin Kenney

Managing Partner, Martin Kenney & Co., Solicitors (BVI)
Timothy D. Scrantom

Timothy D. Scrantom

Principal, Scrantom Dulles International (Washington, D.C.)
Jonathan Cooperman

Jonathan Cooperman

Partner, Farber Financial Group (Toronto)

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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Andres Knobel

Andres Knobel

Consultant, Tax Justice Network (Argentina)

Gaddafi's Libya: Inside the Covert Operation to Recover $240 m of 'Stolen' Cash

The 'twists-and-turns' story of how US$240 million in steel boxes was reportedly smuggled out of Libya after the fall of the Gaddafi regime, and how a sting operation to recover the funds for the people of Libya was pursued.
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Martin S. Kenney

Martin Kenney

Managing Partner, Martin Kenney & Co., Solicitors (BVI)
Kim Marsh

Kim Marsh

Executive Vice President, International Operations, IPSA International (London)

Tracing USD Wire Transfers Via Intermediary Bank Discovery & Using 'Global' New York Attachment Orders to Seize Assets

This session will cover cutting-edge techniques and emerging trends in International Insolvency and Debt Enforcement. Learn more
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Warren Gluck

Warren Gluck

Senior Associate, Holland & Knight (New York)
Chris Kennedy

Chris Kennedy

Senior Manager, RHSW (Cayman Islands)

Tales From the Field: Do Banks Lie When Served with Documents Subpoenas in Fraud & Asset Recovery Inquiries?

As has been amply show in recent years, the world's leading banks routine engage in illegal activity. This session will look at whether banks lie and suppress records to thwart asset recovery investigations. Learn more
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Martin S. Kenney

Martin Kenney

Managing Partner, Martin Kenney & Co., Solicitors (BVI)
Arnoldo Lacayo

Arnoldo Lacayo

Shareholder, Astigarraga Davis (Miami)

The Next Big Thing: How The OECD's Action Plan on 'Base Erosion & Profit Shifting' Will Affect OFCs & Their Clients

The implications of the OECD's Action Plan on Base Erosion & Profit Shifting for offshore financial centers and their clients.

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Ben Arrindell

Ben Arrindell

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

Chris Faiferlick

Tax Bureau Member, Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD (Washington, DC)

Offshore Insurance Schemes: Are Insureds Cheating The Government Or Are Insurers Cheating Insureds?

An overview of offshore tax shelters and other schemes involving insurance arrangements, IRS actions against those programs, and how their clients have fared in criminal, tax and civil litigation.

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Jay Adkisson

Jay Adkisson

Chair, American Bar Association's Committee on Captive Insurance (California)
Denis Kleinfeld

Denis Kleinfeld

Of Counsel, Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph (Miami)

'The Wolf of Wall Street': The Real Story (Not Hollywood's Fantasy Version)

The true story of 'The Lamb of Long Island' or, as Jordan Belfort (and no-one else) calls himself 'The Wolf of Wall Street', by the FBI Agent and former U. S. federal prosecutor who brought him to justice. Learn more
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Joel M. Cohen

Joel M. Cohen

Partner, Gibson Dunn (New York)
Gregory Coleman

Gregory Coleman

Special Agent, FBI (Retired) (New York)

Closing Remarks

A wrap-up of the conference's main talking points. Learn more
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David Marchant Headshot

David Marchant

Owner & Editor, OffshoreAlert (Miami)
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