Search programmes

No results were found for the entered search term
  • Committees
  • Type
  • Days

Sunday 5 March (1900 - 2200)

Family Law Committee (Lead)
Legal Practice Division (Lead)
Private Client Tax Committee (Lead)
Taxation Section (Lead)
European Regional Forum

Monday 6 March (0830 - 0845)

Family Law Committee (Lead)
Legal Practice Division (Lead)
Private Client Tax Committee (Lead)
Taxation Section (Lead)
European Regional Forum

Monday 6 March (0845 - 0915)

Family Law Committee (Lead)
Legal Practice Division (Lead)
Private Client Tax Committee (Lead)
Taxation Section (Lead)
European Regional Forum

Programme details

Some argue that lawyers, bankers and trustees have been neutralised and no longer defend their clients’ financial interests, and that those persons or powers with any reason to attack these clients will shortly be at liberty to do so. Is it ‘game over’ or will a new breed of private client advisors arise phoenix-like from the ashes of their predecessors to save the day? Comments from the floor welcome.

Read more

Session/Workshop Chair(s)

Monday 6 March (0915 - 1030)

Family Law Committee (Lead)
Legal Practice Division (Lead)
Private Client Tax Committee (Lead)
Taxation Section (Lead)
European Regional Forum

Programme details

A review of the latest developments around the world, including Brexit, new UK tax rules on offshore trusts, new amnesty programmes and more. Contributions from the floor on developments in your jurisdiction are welcome.

Read more

Monday 6 March (1100 - 1230)

Family Law Committee (Lead)
Legal Practice Division (Lead)
Private Client Tax Committee (Lead)
Taxation Section (Lead)
European Regional Forum

Programme details

This panel will explore different legal techniques and structures designed to provide protection of wealth from future lawsuits. The enforceability of trusts and various entities under civil and common law will be examined from both the client and creditor perspective.

Read more

Session/Workshop Chair(s)

Monday 6 March (1330 - 1500)

Family Law Committee (Lead)
Legal Practice Division (Lead)
Private Client Tax Committee (Lead)
Taxation Section (Lead)
European Regional Forum

Programme details

How do you get, keep or sometimes get rid of your clients? Join in this lively roundtable discussion about managing clients in the age of tax transparency and exchange of information. Will your clients’ tax planning, legal in your jurisdiction but illegal in theirs, entangle you into a new morass? How do you disengage if need be? What are your ethical and legal obligations in your jurisdiction? What can and can you not do? And what about so-called ‘aggressive tax planning’? What if your client wants to move assets from a CRS jurisdiction to the US? Can US tax lawyers be caught in the client’s transaction? What does the 4th Money Laundering Directive say to this? What is a SAR and do you care? Should we ask: ‘is it ethical or is it legal’? Can we afford not to care about a client’s actions? Share your stories and solutions.

Read more

Monday 6 March (1530 - 1700)

Family Law Committee (Lead)
Legal Practice Division (Lead)
Private Client Tax Committee (Lead)
Taxation Section (Lead)
European Regional Forum

Programme details

Secrecy used to be a means of ensuring security. It seems that now the opposite is true yet many clients do not appreciate this development – something that becomes all too clear following a death. Claims from disappointed (and unexpected) beneficiaries, unclear business succession planning, tax carelessness, hidden assets, miscommunications, misunderstandings and surprises all produce avoidable insecurity for a family and its wealth. The session will: • demonstrate how we can add value by avoiding these uncertainties but accommodating the need for flexibility and the idiosyncrasies of each client • show how legal advice, tax strategy and family governance can together deliver a client’s objectives while retaining privacy and avoiding surprises • illustrate with case studies how best to manage the client who still equates secrecy with security

Read more

Session/Workshop Chair(s)

Monday 6 March (1930 - 2230)

Tuesday 7 March (0915 - 1045)

Family Law Committee (Lead)
Legal Practice Division (Lead)
Private Client Tax Committee (Lead)
Taxation Section (Lead)
European Regional Forum

Programme details

In this panel speakers from three continents will outline solutions to a number of typical issues which HNWIs frequently confront.

Read more

Session/Workshop Chair(s)

Tuesday 7 March (1115 - 1245)

Family Law Committee (Lead)
Legal Practice Division (Lead)
Private Client Tax Committee (Lead)
Taxation Section (Lead)
European Regional Forum

Programme details

Our panelists from Asia will highlight the latest developments in their respective region that are relevant to private clients. With speakers from Malaysia, Indonesia, India, China/Hong Kong and Singapore, the speakers will discuss topics including the Indonesia tax amnesty and its impact on the Singapore private banking industry, the Malaysia 1MDb scandal and its effect on the country and the region, the India new tax scheme, the new Chinese Charity Law, the effect of implementation of CRS in Asia and what else is keeping private clients (and private bankers) awake at night in Asia.

Read more

Session/Workshop Chair(s)

Tuesday 7 March (1345 - 1515)

Family Law Committee (Lead)
Legal Practice Division (Lead)
Private Client Tax Committee (Lead)
Taxation Section (Lead)
European Regional Forum

Programme details

High net worth individuals live in a dangerous world. They may be exposed to attacks on their reputation or their wealth through fraud, extortion or embezzlement. They may even face the risk of kidnapping. The panellists will discuss the implication of these risks and potential measures of risk reduction.

Read more

Session/Workshop Chair(s)

Tuesday 7 March (1530 - 1630)

Family Law Committee (Lead)
Legal Practice Division (Lead)
Private Client Tax Committee (Lead)
Taxation Section (Lead)
European Regional Forum

Programme details

The panel addresses some selected issues regarding exchange of information in tax matters. From FATCA to CRS, from exchange of information on request (EOIR) to automatic exchange of information (AEOI), some of issues that will be tackled as follows: • How is the international tax framework changing in the context of AEOI? • How are financial entities coping with all these new compliance issues? • What happens in case of mistakes on the information provided? • How can the taxpayer’s rights be taken into account? Finally, the tax authorities’ side of the coin will be considered: • How should the exchanged information be used? • Can the flow of information be managed and, if so, how?

Read more

Tuesday 7 March (1630 - 1700)

Family Law Committee (Lead)
Legal Practice Division (Lead)
Private Client Tax Committee (Lead)
Taxation Section (Lead)
European Regional Forum