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08:30 - 09:10 40 mins
Breakfast Masterclass: Help – I’m leaving the UK/worried about Corbyn but where should I go?

Leading experts from Malta, Switzerland, Monaco, Jersey and Italy use a case study to talk about the jurisdictional

Case study: Family of 4 (UK res non dom), dad = settlor of an offshore trust worth $50m, Loans from Trust to Settlor, underlying operating company very successful and throwing off significant dividends. How would this family be treated in the UK if they stayed and then in all of the other jurisdictions noted….

09:10 - 09:30 20 mins
Pre-Conference Coffee
09:30 - 09:40 10 mins
Opening Remarks from the Co-Chairs
  • Edward Buckland - Trust Director, LGL Trustees
  • Stella Mitchell-Voisin - Managing Director, Summit Trust International SA
09:40 - 10:20 40 mins
The Great Debate: The HMRC Interview
  • Where are we now with trusts and HMRC? 
  • What is the incentive for Offshore Trustees to correct past errors in the light of the severe penalties for an unprompted disclosure? 
  • Where are HMRC and other authorities going with regard to wealth structuring in light of the trust register and beneficial ownership registers?
  • Jeff Millington - Partner, Smith & Williamson
10:20 - 11:00 40 mins
Thoroughly Modern Trustee Problems - Part 1 – Protecting Client Privacy Whilst Living In a Fishbowl

(Things you didn’t think about when you started your career)

GDPR, has it changed what we do? How are offshore Trustees Affected? What are the pitfalls none of us has thought about? How to Beneficial Ownership Registers jive with Human Rights laws? Using TIEAs and Data Protection to get information via the back door. Cybercrime – in making all of this information more readily available are we simply handing a gift to the cybercriminal?

  • James Quarmby - Partner, Stephenson Harwood
  • Ziva Robertson - Partner, McDermott Will & Emery
11:00 - 11:20 20 mins
Morning Refreshment Break
11:20 - 12:00 40 mins
Thoroughly Modern Trustee Problems – Part 2 – Panel Discussion: Help! What is AI/Blockchain/Crypto and how does it affect today’s trustee?

Are we all going to become Robo Trustees with the steady march of AI? How does Blockchain work and do I need one? Crypto…how does one ‘trustee’ this new asset class? How does one inherit a Crypto? What evidence might a tax audit or indeed a court wish to see? How does an initial coin offering work?

12:00 - 12:50 50 mins
Jurisdiction Update
  • Cayman v BVI v Bahamas – recent news and views from the Caribbean Islands – what they wish offshore trustees using their jurisdictions as proper law for trusts were more alive to/aware of?
  • Hector Robinson QC - Partner, Mourant Ozannes
  • Heather Thompson - Of Counsel, Higgs & Johnson
12:50 - 13:50 60 mins
13:50 - 14:00 10 mins
The Asset Afternoon – Part 2

Continuing the theme of yesterday afternoon, various industry experts look at different asset classes and point out the common issues and pitfalls from their own unique perspectives which all trustees should be alive to:

14:00 - 14:40 40 mins
Panel Discussion: Yachts, Cars and Jewellery

What are the pitfalls of holding these kinds of assets in a trust? Traps for the unwary trustee…

14:40 - 15:20 40 mins
Panel Discussion: Operating Businesses as Trust Assets

The pitfalls and problems in holding Operating businesses as trust assets.

  • Patrick O'Hagan - -, UBS
  • Christopher Potter - Senior Counsel, Societe d’Etudes Techniques et Economiques SA
15:20 - 15:40 20 mins
Afternoon Refreshment Break
15:40 - 16:20 40 mins
Crystal Ball Gazing: Where is the Private Client Industry Heading?
16:20 - 16:30 10 mins
Chairs’ Closing Remarks and Close of Conference
  • Stella Mitchell-Voisin - Managing Director, Summit Trust International SA
  • Edward Buckland - Trust Director, LGL Trustees