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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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Meet The Players

50+ In-The-Know Speakers

Our speakers live in OFCs and the world's major countries, ensuring that sessions are balanced and informative, and include attorneys, tax experts, finance and insurance practitioners, fraud, asset recovery and insolvency specialists, journalists, law enforcement, regulators and judges.

They include commercial court judges from Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands, the head of offshore programs and initiatives at the IRS, the head of tax at the OECD, and representatives of leading providers of offshore products and services.

50+ Valuable Speakers
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Andrew Bodnar

Andrew Bodnar

Barrister, Matrix Chambers (London)

Andrew's practice encompasses all areas of asset recovery, both criminal and civil.
Andrew Witts

Andrew Witts

Senior Partner, Lawrence Graham LLP (London)

Andrew specialises in corporate fraud and international asset-tracing.
Arnoldo Lacayo

Arnoldo Lacayo

Shareholder, Astigarraga Davis (Miami)

Arnie focuses his Miami-based international litigation practice on financial fraud and asset recovery. 
Ben Arrindell

Ben Arrindell

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

Ben is currently a director of Cidel Bank & Trust, Inc. in Barbados and is an expert on international tax matters.
Brian Grow

Brian Grow

Special Enterprise Correspondent, Thomson Reuters (Atlanta)

Brian Grow is a Special Enterprise Correspondent for Thomson Reuters, based in Atlanta.
Brian Simms

Brian Simms QC

Senior Partner, Lennox Paton (Bahamas)

Brian Simms QC is the Senior Partner of Bahamas-based law firm Lennox Paton and the head of its Litigation and Insolvency and Restructuring Groups.
Brodrick Penn

Brodrick Penn

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

Brodrick is responsible for regulating and supervising mutual funds and investment business in the BVI.
Chris Carey

Chris Carey

President & Editor, Sharesleuth.com (Michigan)

As editor of Sharesleuth.com, Chris exposes red flags in publicly-listed companies whose shares have been shorted by his boss, billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban.
Christopher Culp

Christopher Culp

Adjunct Professor of Finance, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business (Chicago) 

Christopher is an expert on structured finance, derivatives, structured insurance, credit risk and credit markets, and risk management.
Christopher Simpson

Christopher Simpson

Counsel, O'Neal Webster (BVI)

Christopher Simpson joined O'Neal Webster law firm in the British Virgin Islands in 2010 and his practice focuses primarily on banking, finance, corporate and commercial law.
Dan David

Dan David

Co-Founder & VP, GeoInvesting (Philadelphia)

Dan is a co-founder of www.GeoInvesting.com, an online investing site that focuses on small and microcap stocks.
Dan Wise

Dan Wise

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

Dan is a senior litigation attorney with substantial experience of complex multi-jurisdictional litigation.
Daniel Carnio Costa

Daniel Carnio Costa

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

Honorable Judge Daniel Carnio Costa sits in the First Bankruptcy Court of São Paulo (Brazil)
Dan Reeves

Dan Reeves

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

While with the IRS from 1977 to 2012, Dan developed many of the investigative techniques currently being used to identify U. S. taxpayers with offshore bank accounts and has led a number of high-profile investigations that involved the use of John Doe summonses to obtain offshore banking records, including UBS AG, HSBC, the Stanford Financial Group and others.
David Cay Johnston

David Cay Johnston

Reuters Columnist & Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist (NY)

Reuters Columnist David Cay Johnston is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author who specializes in writing about tax issues.
David Hayton

David Hayton

Justice, Caribbean Court of Justice (Trinidad & Tobago)

Prior to being appointed to the Bench of the Caribbean Court of Justice, David Hayton was considered to be one of the leading authorities on the law of trusts.. 
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David Marchant

Owner & Editor, OffshoreAlert (Miami)

David specializes in exposing serious financial crime while it is in progress.
Edward Bannister

Edward Bannister QC

Retired Judge, British Virgin Islands Commercial Court (London)

Edward was appointed the first Commercial Court Judge in the British Virgin Islands in 2009.
Edward H. Davis, Jr.

Edward Davis, Jr.

Founding Shareholder, Sequor Law (Miami)

Based in Miami, Ed specializes in international fraud and asset recovery and has been involved in several high-profile cases.
Emile Willebois

Emile van der Does de Willebois

Senior Financial Sector Specialist, The World Bank (Washington, DC)

Emile specializes in issues of abuse of legal entities, beneficial ownership and the use of non-profit entities for terrorist purposes.
Eric R. Havian

Eric Havian

Partner, Constantine Cannon (San Francisco)

Eric R. Havian has extensive experience and success representing whistleblowers, for which he has received national recognition.
Erika Kelton

Erika Kelton

Partner, Phillips & Cohen LLP (Washington, DC)

Erika Kelton has substantial experience representing whistleblowers both in the U.S. and abroad in cases involving fraud against the U.S. government and those involving claims brought under whistleblower reward programs with the SEC, CFTC and IRS, including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations.
Eronides dos Santos

Dr. Eronides Aparecido Rodrigues dos Santos

Bankruptcy Prosecutor, São Paulo (Brazil)

Lead prosecutor on the Petrobras investigations resulting from the losses caused by the Lava Jato matters to shareholders and investors
Francoise Hendy

Francoise Hendy

Lead Negotiator, Barbados Treaty Negotiating Team (Barbados) 

Francoise is a Tax and Investment Attorney for Invest Barbados and the Lead Negotiator, Barbados Treaty Negotiating Team.
Herbert Stettin

Herbert Stettin

Retired Judge & Trustee for Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler, P.A. (Miami)

As Bankruptcy Trustee for now-defunct Miami law firm Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler, Herbert is trying to unravel a $1 billion Ponzi scheme.
Hugh Dickson

Hugh Dickson

Partner, Grant Thornton (Cayman Islands)

Hugh works in Recovery & Reorganisation, specialising in restructuring, insolvency and the financial sector.
Ian Kawaley

Ian Kawaley

Chief Justice, Bermuda (Bermuda)

Ian is Bermuda's Chief Justice, having previously served as a Commercial Court judge at Bermuda Supreme Court.
Jack Blum

Jack Blum

Chairman, Tax Justice Network (USA)

Jack has significant experience and focuses his practice in the areas of bank and securities firm compliance, congressional investigations, international financial crime, money laundering and offshore tax evasion.
James Earp

James Earp

Founder & CEO, James Earp & Associates (London)

James specializes in complex cross-border financial investigations, criminal investigations and insolvency-related fraud.
James McConvill

James McConvill

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

James specializes in international banking and finance law, corporate governance and compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and insurance.
Jamison Firestone

Jamison Firestone

Managing Partner, Firestone Duncan (Russia & UK)

Jamison Firestone has extensive experience structuring the Russian operations of foreign companies and joint ventures and also specializes in setting up special purpose investment vehicles for the purpose of buying Russian equities and making direct investments.
Jason sharman

Jason Sharman

Author, The Money Laundry: Regulating Criminal Finance in the Global Economy (Australia) 

Professor Jason Sharman specializes in money laundering and tax havens, as well as sovereignty and empires.  
Jeffrey Owens

Jeffrey Owens

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

Jeffrey is a public finance expert who specializes on the tax implications of the globalization of national economies, the broader policy issues that arise in the areas of cross-border director and portfolio investment and tax administration. 
Jeremy Walton

Jeremy Walton

Partner, Appleby (Cayman Islands)

Jeremy Walton is Practice Group Head of the Litigation and Insolvency department of Appleby law firm in the Cayman Islands. He is also global head of the Fund Disputes team (formed in June 2007, the first of its kind in the offshore market).
Jess Shakespeare

Jess Shakespeare

Director, Kinetic Partners (Cayman Islands)

Jess is a Director in Kinetic Partners' Insolvency and Corporate recovery group.
Jesse Drucker

Jesse Drucker

Investigative Reporter, Bloomberg News (New York)

Jesse Drucker Investigative Reporter, Bloomberg News (New York)
John Boaden

John Boaden

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

John specializes in complex, multi-jurisdictional fraud investigations.
John Moscow

John Moscow

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

John specializes in complex fraud cases.
John Staples

John Staples

Managing Partner, Burt, Staples & Maner, LLP (Washington, DC) 

Mr. Staples’ clients include major financial institutions, multinational corporations headquartered in the United States and Europe, banking and business associations, foreign governments, and high net worth individuals.
Justin Fenwick

Justin Fenwick QC

Barrister, 4 New Square (London)

Justin specialises in advisory and litigation work covering all aspects of commercial law, with particular emphasis on insurance disputes as well as professional liability and product liability matters.
Lincoln Caylor

Lincoln Caylor

Partner, Bennett Jones (Toronto)

Lincoln specializes in all aspects of fraud, errors and omission claims, securities litigation, commercial arbitration and contractual disputes.
Mac Imrie

Mac Imrie

Partner, Maples and Calder (Cayman Islands)

Mac has broad experience in multi-jurisdictional commercial litigation, arbitration and regulatory matters.
Maureen Ward

Maureen Ward

Partner, Bennett Jones, (Toronto)

Maureen specializes in corporate and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on fraud cases.
Michael J. Burns

Michael Burns

Managing Partner, Appleby (BVI)

Michael Burns is the Managing Partner and Head of the Corporate and Commercial department of Appleby law firm in the British Virgin Islands. Michael is also the Group Team Leader and Local Team Leader of the Segregated Accounts Team.
Neville Adderley

Neville Adderley

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

Justice Adderley recently retired as a Justice of Appeal at The Bahamas Court of Appeal.
Paul Singerman

Paul Singerman

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

Paul is counsel to Judge Herbert Stettin as Chapter 11 Trustee for the law firm of Rothstein, Rosenfeldt & Adler, P.A., which allegedly perpetrated the largest Ponzi scheme in the history of Florida, with claims of approximately $1.2 billion.
Peter Cresswell

Sir Peter Cresswell

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

Since retiring as a judge in England and Wales, Sir Peter sits part-time as a judge in the Financial Services Division of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.
Phil Groves

Phil Groves

Founding Partner, DAC Management (Hong Kong)

Phil Groves oversees all aspects of DAC Management, which is a privately-held investment manager specializing in Asia.
Raul Pertierra

Raul Pertierra

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

Raul is responsible for tax treaty and Tax Information Exchange Agreements (TIEA) covering South and Central America the Caribbean, Bermuda and the Bahamas.
Richard Coles

Richard Coles

Chairman, Cayman Finance (Cayman Islands)

As Chairman of Cayman Finance, Richard is responsible for overseeing the promotion and development of the financial services industry in the Cayman Islands.
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Richard R. Thomas

Attorney, IRS Office of Chief Counsel, International (Washington, DC)

Richard has worked in various capacities for the IRS Office of Chief Counsel (International) for 15 years.
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Rodney Gallagher

Partner, Gaffney, Gallagher & Philip (Barbados)

Rodney Gallagher Partner, Gaffney, Gallagher & Philip (Barbados) Rodney Gallagher joined Coopers & Lybrand in 1974. Prior to that he had experience with both a consulting engineering firm and a leading firm of economic consultants, working in East Africa, Eastern Europe and the Caribbean. In 1984 Mr
Roisin Cater

Roisin Cater

Principal, Carne Global Financial Services (Cayman Islands)

Roisin was hired by Carne Global Financial Services to serve as an independent director on the boards of client funds in the Cayman Islands.
Sandie Corbett

Sandie Corbett

Managing Partner, Walkers (BVI)

Sandie is Managing Partner of the Insolvency and Corporate Recovery Group and a member of the Trust Disputes group for Walkers law firm.
Sean McKessy

Sean McKessy

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

Sean leads a program that handles tips and complaints from securities fraud whistleblowers and helps determine awards for information that leads to successful enforcement actions.
Simon Dickson

Simon Dickson

Partner, Mourant Ozannes (Cayman Islands)

Simon Dickson's litigation practice includes fraud and asset tracing, insolvency and restructuring, financial services and regulatory work.
Stefanie Ostfeld

Stefanie Ostfeld

Policy Advisor, Global Witness (Washington, DC)

Stefanie specializes in exposing the ways in which the global financial system enables corrupt public officials to loot and launder state funds.
Steve Whitlock

Steve Whitlock

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

Steve is responsible for administering the program designed to receive information that helps uncover tax cheating and to provide appropriate rewards to whistleblowers.
Steven Cantor

Steven Cantor

Managing Partner, Cantor & Webb (Miami)

Steven focuses on representing high net worth international private clientele and international businesses in the areas of tax planning and compliance, estate planning, international and domestic real estate and probate matters, general commercial and international financial matters.
Tom Lowe

Thomas Lowe QC

Barrister, Wilberforce Chambers (London)

Tom's main areas of expertise include commercial fraud, insolvency, trust litigation, professional negligence, financial services, banking as well as probate disputes.
Tim Ridley

Tim Ridley

Former Chairman, Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (Cayman Islands)

Tim is a former senior partner of leading Cayman Islands-headquartered law firm Maples and Calder and a former Chairman of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority.
Tyler Moore

Tyler Moore

Visting Assistant Professor, Wellesley College (Massachusetts)

Tyler is the Co-Author of a report entitled 'The Postmodern Ponzi Scheme: Empirical Analysis of High-Yield Investment Programs'.
Vince Martinez

Vincente Martinez

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

Vince is responsible for overseeing and administering the CFTC's Whistleblower Office, which can pay awards to individuals who voluntarily provide original information about violations of the Commodity Exchange Act.

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