Day 1 - Sunday, October 28, 2018

6:30

WELCOME RECEPTION AND DINNER FOR ALL ATTENDEES

Conference Registration Opens.Welcome Drinks Hosted by
7:30
Networking Dinner Co-Hosted by

Day 2 - Monday, October 29, 2018

8:00
Registration, Refreshments and Networking
9:00
Opening Remarks from Conference Co-Chairs
9:15
Offshore Secrecy Uncovered: The Winners and Losers
10:30
Refreshments and Networking Hosted by
11:00
Your Global Strategy in Face of Heightened Jurisdictional Risks, Increased International Collaboration and Accelerated Coordinated Prosecutions
12:15
When Reality Surpasses Fiction or the Defence of Ukrainian Ex-President Viktor Yanukovych
1:00
Lunch and Networking
2:15
The View from the Boardroom Table: The Duties, Role, and Liabilities of Directors
3:00
The Thorny Issue of Legal Privilege in the Context of Corporate Fraud Investigations
4:00
Refreshments and Networking
4:30
THE VICTIMS OF FRAUD – Understanding the Wounds Upon Which Fraudsters Prey
5:00
Chairs’ Summary for Day 1. Conference Adjourns
5:15
Networking Drinks Reception Hosted by

Day 3 - Tuesday, October 30, 2018

8:45
Refreshments and Networking
9:15
Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks
9:30
The March of Technology
10:45
Refreshments and Networking
11:15
Interim Relief in International Fraud Claims
12:00
Effectively Conducting Contentious Trusts Disputes and Litigation
12:30
Lunch and Networking
1:45
Third-Party Funding in Complex, Cross-Border Fraud and Asset Recovery: Top Tips for Managing “Claimant-Lawyer-Funder” Relationship
2:45
DEBATE: Get it off your Chest! What Upsets Lawyers Most about Fraud Litigation and Asset Recovery in Latin America
3:45
Co-Chair’s Closing Remarks
4:00
Conference Ends

Day 1 - Sunday, October 28, 2018

6:30

WELCOME RECEPTION AND DINNER FOR ALL ATTENDEES

Conference Registration Opens.Welcome Drinks Hosted by
7:30
Networking Dinner Co-Hosted by

Day 2 - Monday, October 29, 2018

8:00
Registration, Refreshments and Networking
9:00
Opening Remarks from Conference Co-Chairs

Ed Davis
Founding Shareholder
Sequor Law (USA)

Dan Wise
Head of Litigation
Martin Kenney & Co ., Solicitors (BVI)

9:15
Offshore Secrecy Uncovered: The Winners and Losers

Discussion Leader

Claire Goldstein
Partner
Harneys (BVI)

Stephen Baker
Senior Partner
Baker & Partners (Jersey)

Peter Maynard
Senior Partner
Peter D. Maynard, Counsel & Attorneys (Bahamas)

Ashanti Arthurs Martin
Partner
Balderamos Arthurs (Belize)

Kick off this year’s event with a cruise around key offshore jurisdictions as a multijurisdictional set of top experts shares their views on corporate structures and beneficial ownership in the offshore context and how this affects fraud proceedings and asset recovery in key jurisdictions

  • Shedding light on “traditional” offshores: Where will the money go next?
  • Corporate structures, beneficial ownership and tax disclosure rules in the offshore context: What should lawyers be doing right now to manage their clients’ concerns for privacy and possible reputational damage
  • Public register of beneficial ownership
  • Actions involving civil remedies for fraud
  • Freezing and disclosure orders

10:30
Refreshments and Networking Hosted by
11:00
Your Global Strategy in Face of Heightened Jurisdictional Risks, Increased International Collaboration and Accelerated Coordinated Prosecutions

Discussion Leader

Mariana Tumbiolo Tosi
Senior Associate
Feldens Madruga (Brazil)

Christian Perez Font
Chief Compliance Officer
OPKO Health (USA)

Laura Perkins
Partner
Hughes Hubbard & Reed (USA)

  • Key investigations, enforcement actions and settlements globally and in the Americas in the context of FCPA
  • Multinational criminal prosecutions and international collaboration in fraud, corruption, money laundering and RICO cases: New priorities and parameters
  • When the long arm just keeps getting longer: Which actions can trigger liability in foreign jurisdictions?
  • Key legal tools for building a case:
    • information sharing
    • searching for foreign nexus
    • collaborating with regional counsel
  • UWOs: The global outreach, extraterritorial effect and international impact
  • New traps with leveraging digital evidence and social media tools

12:15
When Reality Surpasses Fiction or the Defence of Ukrainian Ex-President Viktor Yanukovych

Benjamin Borsodi
Managing Partner
Schellenberg Wittmer (Switzerland)

Olga Prosyanyuk
Managing Partner
Averlex (Ukraine)

  • A client deemed toxic: Navigating in murky and turbulent waters
  • The limits of the presumption of innocence when the rule of law is a variable geometry concept
  • White-collar practice meets highly politically motivated charges
  • The potential impact of an unordinary mandate on your practice, your partnership, your team and your family

1:00
Lunch and Networking
2:15
The View from the Boardroom Table: The Duties, Role, and Liabilities of Directors

William Brock
Partner
Davies (Canada)

Mike Mager
Managing Director
BDO (USA)

Pedro Serrano Espelta
Partner
Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal (Argentina)

Alecia Johns
Associate, Litigation and Restructuring Department
Conyers Dill & Pearman (BVI)

  • The duties of the Board of Directors
  • The proper role of the Board in the mitigation and remediation of fraud risks
  • What happens when disaster strikes – actions to be taken by the Board
  • Corporate Governance guidelines, Corporate responsibility and selfreporting
  • Is a whistle-blower your friend or foe?
  • Rogue directors and deep pockets

3:00
The Thorny Issue of Legal Privilege in the Context of Corporate Fraud Investigations

Ed Davis
Founding Shareholder
Sequor Law (USA)

Sophie Eyre
Partner
Bird & Bird (UK)

Aimée Prieto
Partner
Prieto Cabrera & Asociados (Dominican Republic)

  • Recent cases and their impact on litigation privilege
  • Documents and communications: The latest developments in attorney-client privilege in criminal and regulatory investigations
  • An update on privilege laws in multiple jurisdictions

4:00
Refreshments and Networking
4:30
THE VICTIMS OF FRAUD – Understanding the Wounds Upon Which Fraudsters Prey

Neal H. Levin
Attorney at Law
Freeborn & Peters LLP (USA)

Understanding the psychology of fraud necessitates an exploration into the victim as much as the fraudster. Without victims, there can be no fraud. What characteristics do they possess which are often so easily exploited by the fraudster? Are the characteristics of an uneducated, individual investor the same as a professional or institutional investor? Dive in to various case studies to learn how a better understanding of the victims will leverage your success in combatting and recovering from fraud.

5:00
Chairs’ Summary for Day 1. Conference Adjourns
5:15
Networking Drinks Reception Hosted by

End the first day by comparing notes, discussing challenges and sharing visions around industry trends and developments over drinks and nibbles

Day 3 - Tuesday, October 30, 2018

8:45
Refreshments and Networking
9:15
Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks

Robert Hunter
Partner
Edmonds Marshall McMahon (UK)

Keith Oliver
Head of International
Peters & Peters (UK)

9:30
The March of Technology

Keith Oliver
Head of International
Peters & Peters (UK)

Stefan Kühn
Partner, European Forensics Co- Leader
BDO (Switzerland)

Kirby Behre
Former Federal Prosecutor
Member, Litigation Department

Miller & Chevalier (USA)

Saverio Lembo
Partner
Bär & Karrer (Switzerland)

  • Trendspotting: The latest developments in the tech sector
  • Data privacy, cybersecurity and fraud prevention in a data-sharing economy
  • The rise of Cryptocurrencies and the scams that followed
  • Quantum Computing: Propelling fraud into hyper-speed
  • That’s my face! The advance of Biometric Data Litigation
  • Is the tech industry outpacing the legal sector?
  • How can blockchain really help you and your clients to combat fraud? Issues with jurisdiction and enforcement

10:45
Refreshments and Networking
11:15
Interim Relief in International Fraud Claims

Thomas Grant QC
Barrister
Maitland Chambers (UK)

David Mumford QC
Barrister
Maitland Chambers (UK)

12:00
Effectively Conducting Contentious Trusts Disputes and Litigation

Robert Hunter
Partner
Edmonds Marshall McMahon (UK)

  • Seeking disclosure: Privacy and confidentiality in the context of trust litigation
  • Costs in trust litigation: Latest developments
  • What forensic skills are required in today’s environment for the effective conduct of litigation
  • Enforcement of judgements and extracting assets from trusts
  • Newly emerging trust jurisdictions

12:30
Lunch and Networking
1:45
Third-Party Funding in Complex, Cross-Border Fraud and Asset Recovery: Top Tips for Managing “Claimant-Lawyer-Funder” Relationship

Discussion Leader

Dan Wise
Head of Litigation
Martin Kenney & Co ., Solicitors (BVI)

Tim Prudhoe
Principal
Prudhoe Caribbean (Turks & Caicos Islands)

  • What type of cases are appropriate for third party funding and under what conditions?
  • The nuts and bolts of negotiating a funding agreement and any related contracts
  • By what means can investors participate in the process and to what extent?
  • What differences exist between Claimant and Defendant/ Respondent funding?
  • What additional procedural matters should counsels consider?
  • Information disclosure to the Funder – are privileges or confidentiality likely to be an issue?
  • Jurisdictional considerations
  • Attitude of judges towards funded Claimants

2:45
DEBATE: Get it off your Chest! What Upsets Lawyers Most about Fraud Litigation and Asset Recovery in Latin America

Discussion Leader

Alejandro Pignataro
Partner
Pignataro Abogados (Costa Rica)

Henrique Forssell
Partner
Duarte Forssell Advogados (Brazil)

Joao Accioly
Managing Partner
Advocacia Sobrosa & Accioly (Brazil)

Wrap up this year’s event with this informal and interactive session with thought leaders from LATAM jurisdictions sharing best practice and war stories they encounter during fraud litigation, white collar defence and asset recovery process.

  • Common vs civil law challenge: Bringing and managing claims simultaneously in more than one jurisdiction
  • Burden of proof in criminal vs civil fraud
  • “My jurisdiction is better than your jurisdiction”: Three things I hate about your jurisdiction
  • Conflict of laws in jurisdictions

3:45
Co-Chair’s Closing Remarks
4:00
Conference Ends