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Jun 04
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08:00 - 08:30

Registration

Showing of Streams
09:10 - 09:20

Refreshment prior to commencing in the main room

09:20 - 09:30

Chairmen’s Opening Remarks

  • Mr Jonathan Conder - Partner, Macfarlanes
  • Basil Zirinis - Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
09:30 - 09:40

Opening Welcome from the Government of Bermuda

  • The Hon. Premier David Burt - Premier, The Government of Bermuda
  • Sean Moran - Interim CEO, Bermuda Business Development Agency
09:40 - 10:25

What A Long Strange Trip It’s Been: Setting the Stage for Today’s Private Client World

This opening session will give an overview of the current factors at play around the world.

 With a focus on trends affecting the industry including topics such as CRS/transparency and a look at where are people moving to and where is the wealth flowing.

This session will provide an overview of issues which will be developed and delved into in greater depth later on in the program.   


  • Joshua Rubenstein - Head of Trusts & Estates, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • Clare Maurice - Partner, Maurice Turnor Gardner
  • Claudia Caffuzzi - Wealth Advisor, JP Morgan Private Bank
10:25 - 10:55

Privacy and Principle : The Status of Trusts

  • The Hon Sir Robert Hildyard - Justice, High Court of England and Wales
  • Alec Anderson - Director, Global Head of Private Client & Trust, Conyers Dill & Pearman
more
10:55 - 11:25

Refreshment Break

11:25 - 12:15

International Trust Litigation Update

An informative session giving a roundup of the most current cases from around the world.

  • Shân Warnock-Smith QC - Barrister, ICT Chambers
  • James Brightwell - Barrister, Serle Court
  • Natasha Kapp - Partner, Carey Olsen
12:15 - 13:00

Transparency/Disclosure Update for Trustees

  • Privilege in trust relationships- the Bermudan case law
  • Use of disclosed information in other proceedings 
  • Without prejudice rule in blessing applications 
  • Sharing trustee-beneficiary dialogues with other beneficiaries?
  • Jonathan Hilliard QC - Barrister, Wilberforce Chambers
  • David Veness - Vice President, Butterfield Trust (Bermuda) Limited
13:00 - 14:10

Lunch

Showing of Streams
15:30 - 16:00

Refreshment Break

16:00 - 16:40

US Tax and Estate Planning for the International Family – Then and Now

An analysis of how US tax and estate planning for the international family has changed following the enactment of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. What still works and what doesn’t work?

  • Moderator Stanley Barg - Partner, Kozusko Harris Duncan
  • Iain Younger - Director, Frank Hirth
16:40 - 17:30

Family Businesses - Succession Issues

Covering issues such as:

  • Trustees having to diversify 
  • Pressures faced by trustees
  • Disruption on sale/transfer/disputes etc
  • Moderator Sara Schroter Ross - General Counsel, Meritus Trust Company Limited
  • Elspeth Talbot - Rice QC - Barrister, XXIV Old Buildings
  • Randall Krebs - Director, Harbour International Trust Company Limited
17:30 - 17:40

Chairmen’s Summation

  • Mr Jonathan Conder - Partner, Macfarlanes
  • Basil Zirinis - Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
more
17:40 - 17:55

Rising Stars Drinks Reception staright after conference close (for Rising Stars only - everyone else may change prior to the beach party)

For Rising Star Entrants only

more
17:55 - 18:55

Hosted by EFG - Boat departs from the Hamilton Princess Hotel Dock at 6pm sharp to take invited delegates to the Southampton Pier

Delegates will then be taken onto the beach party via coach

more
18:55 - 20:25

Beach Party hosted by Meritus Trust - delegates not taking the boat will leave via coach at 6.20pm

Please note this will be on the beach so please wear appropriarte footwear.

Delegates will be taken from the venue to the beach via coach

  • Introduced by Michelle Wolfe - Partner, Meritus Trust Company
more
20:25 - 21:55

Dinner on the Beach hosted by Peregrine and Black

08:00 - 08:30 30 mins
Registration
08:30 - 09:10 40 mins
Breakfast Briefing - Room 1
Reputation Management in an Information Security Age
  • Michael Farrant - Partner, Project Associates
  • Brian Lord OBE - Former Director of Intelligence and Cyber Operations, Formerly GCHQ
more
  • Cyber Security – extracting the real risk from the narrative of fear. This will include an explanation of who carries out different hostile cyber-attacks, what are their motivations, who they target and why.
  • The priority risks for Family and Private Offices and their suppliers and advisors
  • The implications of 21st Century Media and information availability
  • Simple and straightforward ways of mitigating the risk
  • The death of the news cycle and the birth of the news stream
  • The change in the professionalism of journalism
  • Wealth as the new celebrity & the global interest in tax
  • Reputation issues surrounding GDPR
  • Embedding strategic communications in the family office
08:30 - 09:10 40 mins
Breakfast Briefing - Room 2
Maximizing Tax Efficiency and Administrative Simplicity utilizing Life and Annuity Products for Private Clients and Institutional Investors
  • Tom Wiese - Senior Managing Director, Lombard International
  • Phil Trussell - Senior Managing Director, Lombard International Bermuda
more
  • Introduction to Lombard International, a Blackstone Portfolio Company
  • Lombard International in Bermuda
  • Private Client Life and Annuity Solutions
  • Solutions for Non US Private Clients and Institutional Investors investing in the US
  • Client Case Studies
08:30 - 09:10 40 mins
Breakfast Briefing - Room 3
Latest Planning Tips and Traps for UK RND Clients and their Trustees
  • Jonathan Riley - Partner, Michelmores
more
08:30 - 09:10 40 mins
Breakfast Briefing - Room 4
Structuring Foreign Investments in U.S. Real Estate After the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
  • Sasha Grinberg - Associate, Cadwalder
  • Dina Sanna - Partner, Day Pitney
more

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law on December 22, 2017 has impacted the structuring of U.S. real estate investments held by nonresident alien individuals. 

This presentation will (i) provide an overview of the current federal income, gift and estate taxation of non-U.S. individuals and U.S. real estate, (ii) review different structuring options for foreign investments in U.S. real estate and (iii) discuss the effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on such investment structures

09:10 - 09:20 10 mins
Refreshment prior to commencing in the main room
09:20 - 09:30 10 mins
Chairmen’s Opening Remarks
  • Mr Jonathan Conder - Partner, Macfarlanes
  • Basil Zirinis - Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
09:30 - 09:40 10 mins
Opening Welcome from the Government of Bermuda
  • The Hon. Premier David Burt - Premier, The Government of Bermuda
  • Sean Moran - Interim CEO, Bermuda Business Development Agency
09:40 - 10:25 45 mins
What A Long Strange Trip It’s Been: Setting the Stage for Today’s Private Client World
  • Joshua Rubenstein - Head of Trusts & Estates, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • Clare Maurice - Partner, Maurice Turnor Gardner
  • Claudia Caffuzzi - Wealth Advisor, JP Morgan Private Bank

This opening session will give an overview of the current factors at play around the world.

 With a focus on trends affecting the industry including topics such as CRS/transparency and a look at where are people moving to and where is the wealth flowing.

This session will provide an overview of issues which will be developed and delved into in greater depth later on in the program.   


10:25 - 10:55 30 mins
Privacy and Principle : The Status of Trusts
  • The Hon Sir Robert Hildyard - Justice, High Court of England and Wales
  • Alec Anderson - Director, Global Head of Private Client & Trust, Conyers Dill & Pearman
more
10:55 - 11:25 30 mins
Refreshment Break
11:25 - 12:15 50 mins
International Trust Litigation Update
  • Shân Warnock-Smith QC - Barrister, ICT Chambers
  • James Brightwell - Barrister, Serle Court
  • Natasha Kapp - Partner, Carey Olsen

An informative session giving a roundup of the most current cases from around the world.

12:15 - 13:00 45 mins
Transparency/Disclosure Update for Trustees
  • Jonathan Hilliard QC - Barrister, Wilberforce Chambers
  • David Veness - Vice President, Butterfield Trust (Bermuda) Limited
  • Privilege in trust relationships- the Bermudan case law
  • Use of disclosed information in other proceedings 
  • Without prejudice rule in blessing applications 
  • Sharing trustee-beneficiary dialogues with other beneficiaries?
13:00 - 14:10 70 mins
Lunch
14:10 - 14:20 10 mins
Steam 2 - Litigation
Moderator's Opening Remarks
  • Jeremy Kosky - Partner, Clifford Chance LLP
more
14:10 - 14:20 10 mins
Steam 3 - Offshore Update
Moderator's Opening Remarks
  • Alison MacKrill - Partner, Appleby
  • Vanessa Schrum - Group Head, Bermuda | Private Client & Trusts, Appelby
more
14:20 - 14:50 30 mins
Steam 2 - Litigation
Family
  • Dawn Goodman - Partner, Withers
  • Mark Harper - Partner, Hughes Fowler Carruthers
  • Emma Hatley - Partner, Stewarts
more
  • General Principles
    • English approach to asset division on divorce

      • Discretionary/fairness
      • Sharing (White)
      • Needs
    • Trust assets as resource/judicious encouragement (Charman)
    • Importance of family home
    • Part III jurisdiction
  • Direct attack on Trusts & Companies on divorce
    • What constitutes nuptial settlement (Ben Hashem) & English court’s powers to vary
    • DR v GR jurisdiction/‘Telescoping’
    • Implications of Prest – resulting trust/limited scope to pierce the corporate veil
  • Participation in Proceedings
    • Joinder (trustees/beneficiaries)
    • Disclosure
    • Letters of request
  • Practical Implications & Recent Developments 
    • Trust/corporate assets offshore 
    • Trust/corporate assets onshore 
    • Enforcement/firewall issues 
    • ‘Divorce planning’ tips 
14:20 - 14:50 30 mins
Steam 3 - Offshore Update
Offshore update Bermuda, Bahamas & Cayman
  • David Pytches - Counsel | Private Client & Trusts, Appleby
  • Sophia Rolle-Kapousouzoglou - Partner, Lennox Paton
  • Keith Robinson - Partner, Carey Olsen
more
14:50 - 15:20 30 mins
Steam 2 - Litigation
Litigation Publicity
  • Jeremy Kosky - Partner, Clifford Chance LLP
  • Simon Goldring - Senior Associate, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
  • Andrew Jones - Managing Director, Vannin Capital
  • Laura Hasson - Associate, Clifford Chance
more
  • Balancing “justice being seen to be done” and kidnap risk
  •  Advice to clients who want to court publicity for their case
  • What the judges think
  •  Settlement strategy - does publicity help the cause?
  • PR professionals
  • Advice to clients being tried in the press
  • Drawing the line
  •  Forms of media - social media, tabloid press, legal press etc
  • What can you do - reactive/proactive PR, legal correspondence, defamation 
  • How to deal with individual clients at times of publicity
  • Corporate client issues - e.g. pitching for new business when the world knows you are being sued and internal information flows and team morale
14:50 - 15:20 30 mins
Steam 3 - Offshore Update
Offshore Update Channel Islands
  • Moderator Natasha Kapp - Partner, Carey Olsen
  • Alison MacKrill - Partner, Appleby
  • Grant Wilson - Chief Investment Officer, ARC
more
15:20 - 15:30 10 mins
Steam 2 - Litigation
Moderator's Closing Remarks
  • Jeremy Kosky - Partner, Clifford Chance LLP
more
15:20 - 15:30 10 mins
Steam 3 - Offshore Update
Moderator's Closing Remarks
  • Alison MacKrill - Partner, Appleby
  • Vanessa Schrum - Group Head, Bermuda | Private Client & Trusts, Appelby
more
15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
Refreshment Break
16:00 - 16:40 40 mins
US Tax and Estate Planning for the International Family – Then and Now
  • Moderator Stanley Barg - Partner, Kozusko Harris Duncan
  • Iain Younger - Director, Frank Hirth

An analysis of how US tax and estate planning for the international family has changed following the enactment of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. What still works and what doesn’t work?

16:40 - 17:30 50 mins
Family Businesses - Succession Issues
  • Moderator Sara Schroter Ross - General Counsel, Meritus Trust Company Limited
  • Elspeth Talbot - Rice QC - Barrister, XXIV Old Buildings
  • Randall Krebs - Director, Harbour International Trust Company Limited

Covering issues such as:

  • Trustees having to diversify 
  • Pressures faced by trustees
  • Disruption on sale/transfer/disputes etc
17:30 - 17:40 10 mins
Chairmen’s Summation
  • Mr Jonathan Conder - Partner, Macfarlanes
  • Basil Zirinis - Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
more
17:40 - 17:55 15 mins
Rising Stars Drinks Reception staright after conference close (for Rising Stars only - everyone else may change prior to the beach party)
more

For Rising Star Entrants only

17:55 - 18:55 60 mins
Hosted by EFG - Boat departs from the Hamilton Princess Hotel Dock at 6pm sharp to take invited delegates to the Southampton Pier
more

Delegates will then be taken onto the beach party via coach

18:55 - 20:25 90 mins
Beach Party hosted by Meritus Trust - delegates not taking the boat will leave via coach at 6.20pm
  • Introduced by Michelle Wolfe - Partner, Meritus Trust Company
more

Please note this will be on the beach so please wear appropriarte footwear.

Delegates will be taken from the venue to the beach via coach

20:25 - 21:55 90 mins
Dinner on the Beach hosted by Peregrine and Black