Offshore Jurisdictions in the Spotlight: A Comparative View

October 17, 2016 10:40am

Moderator

James Collins QC

Essex Court Chambers (UK)

Panellist

Jonathan Addo
Counsel
Harneys (BVI)

Warren Gluck
Associate
Holland and Knight (USA)

David Mizrachi
Senior Partner
Mizrachi Davarro & Urriola (Panama)

This session will compare and contrast selected offshore jurisdictions and how their legal frameworks can assist with or hinder a fraud investigation.

  • Piercing the corporate veil/alleging alter ego in cases of fraud – recourse to the civil and criminal courts
  • Could a discovery request for a United Statesincorporated company extend to its BVI, Cayman or Panamanian holding company for documents that are in its possession?
  • Pre-litigation discovery in respect of offshore disputes
  • Appointment of Liquidators and Receivers – and obtaining recognition of these appointments abroad – the latest on cross-border insolvency recognition
  • Debate – the future for offshore jurisdictions