Mourant Ozannes International Trusts & Private Client Conference 2017



6 October 2017


 8:00am - 5:15pm, followed by drinks


Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa

Conference Programme

8:00am - 9:00am - Registration and continental breakfast

9:00am - 09:15am - Welcome
Jim Edmondson | Mourant Ozannes

09:15am - 10:00am - Debate: The global attack on the offshore jurisdictions has gone far enough
Charlie Sosna | Mishcon de Reya
Jonathan Speck | Mourant Ozannes
Jude Scott | Cayman Finance
Richard Wilson QC | Serle Court
Robert Shepherd | Mourant Ozannes

10:00am - 10:55am - Dealing with fraud and asset tracing in the context of trusts
Jenny McKeown | Stephenson Harwood LLP
Mona Vaswani | Allen & Overy LLP
Simon Dickson | Mourant Ozannes

10:55am - 11:15am - Morning coffee break

11:15am - 12:15pm - Breakout sessions

A: Who would be a trustee? Register of beneficial ownership/CRS/litigation
Andrew Needham | Sackville Bank & Trust Company Limited
Jonathan Riley | Michelmores LLP
Nicholas Holland | McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP

Changing trustees – pitfalls and how to avoid them
Andrew Peedom | Mourant Ozannes
Matthew Braithwaite | Bircham Dyson Bell
Robert Shepherd | Mourant Ozannes

C: Keeping up with Cayman trust and company law
Jim Edmondson | Mourant Ozannes
Tony Pursall | Mourant Ozannes

12:15pm - 1:45pm - Lunch

1:45pm - 2:45pm - Breakout sessions

A: Relations between trustees and the Cayman Court – firewall/Hastings-Bass
Emily Exton | Forsters LLP
Hector Robinson QC | Mourant Ozannes

B: US tax issues for trustees where US beneficiaries are involved
Hal Webb | Bilzin Sumberg

C: Rights of information: beneficiaries and trustees
Jonathan Speck | Mourant Ozannes
Nicole Mann | McDermott Will & Emery

2:45pm - 3:30pm - The impact of the ICIJ, whistle blowers and the continuing fallout from Panama
Jeff Millington | Smith & Williamson

3:30pm - 4:00pm - Afternoon coffee break

4:00pm - 5:00pm - The Debate Part II
Our speakers will engage delegates in discussion of how best to describe the value of Cayman and other jurisdictions to the global financial markets and how to deal with ill-informed comment and hostility. The aim will be to examine and develop the themes emerging from the opening debate. Come armed with your best retorts and battle tales.

5:00pm - 5:15pm - Closing remarks

5:15pm - 7:00pm - Cocktails on the terrace


*Please note that the programme may be subject to change prior to the conference.