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10th Annual OffshoreAlert Conference: Gain Deep Knowledge of Offshore Finance


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Gain mastery of offshore issues, meet key industry players and learn everything you need to know about Offshore Financial Centers - whether you are a buyer, provider or investigator of Offshore products and services.

You will gain deep knowledge about:

- Legislative and political initiatives
- Tax and legal developments
- Offshore products and services
- How offshore jurisdictions vary

Many successful businesspeople and investors have, at one time or another, considered going offshore. It's a natural thought-process as their wealth increases.

At The OffshoreAlert Conference, you will learn how and why the world's biggest corporations and High Net Worth Individuals use offshore structures to minimize risk and maximize protection

If you are a prospective offshore client, you will learn whether going offshore is right for you. If you are an existing offshore client, you will learn about recent developments that may affect your assets and structures.

Experts in the areas of offshore products and services, wealth planning, tax, law, regulations, and compliance will help you navigate the fast-paced, ever-changing, complex world of offshore finance.

You will meet successful, knowledgeable, wealthy, influential and powerful people in all areas of international finance – from all over the world. Approximately half of attendees live in the world's major countries and the other half live and work in the world's major offshore financial centers.

There will be more than 50 speakers, including:

- Offshore Judges from the Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands;

- Attorneys with Leading Offshore Law Firms such as Appleby, Mourant Ozannes, and Walkers.

- Tax & Legal Experts who advise foreign clients on how to go offshore legally;

- Daniel Reeves and John McDougal, who are spearheading the IRS' clampdown on offshore tax evasion;

- Jeffrey Owens, Head of Tax at the OECD;

- Liquidation & Insolvency Experts who will explain your remedies if your offshore structures go wrong;

The OffshoreAlert Conference is where buyers, providers and investigators of offshore products and services meet in an independent forum to discuss everything that's significant in international finance.

To register or find out more about OffshoreAlert' s 2012 event that will take place at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach in Miami Beach, Florida on April 29, April 30 and May 1 visit:

OffshoreAlert holds an annual conference with major offshore speakers at which you will get the latest inside news about all aspects of conducting business in and through OFCs, with sessions for clients, providers and investigators of financial products and services. Special emphasis is placed in the latest U.S. government and IRS reporting requirements and rules.

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10th Annual OffshoreAlert Conference: Gain Deep Knowledge of Offshore Finance

  1. 1. THE BEST OFFSHORE CONFERENCE, PERIOD LIMITED OFFER - SAVE $100 Register NOW - Call +1 305-372-6296 Reference Priority Code: SAVE100 Offer valid through April 4thOFFSHORE FINANCE: THE FULL 360˚ 60+ IN-THE-KNOW SPEAKERS Experts in the areas of tax, law, wealthGain mastery of offshore issues, meet key industry planning, regulations, compliance, politics,players and learn everything you need to know about investigations, money laundering, fraudOffshore Financial Centers – whether you are a buyer, and asset recovery will help you navigate the ever-changing, complex world ofprovider or investigator of offshore products and offshore 25+ INVALUABLE SESSIONS You will find out why OFCs are used by the worlds biggest corporations and High Net Worth individuals to minimize risk and maximize protection and what to do if things go wrong. • Legislative and political initiatives • Tax and legal developments • Offshore products and services • How offshore jurisdictions varyMEET KEY INDUSTRY PLAYERS• Commercial Court Judges from the Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin 10 TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT Islands and Cayman Islands To celebrate a decade of conferences,• Daniel Reeves and John McDougal, who are spearheading the IRS we have put together our... clampdown on offshore tax evasion• Jeffrey Owens, Head of Tax at the OECD • Best-Ever Agenda• Directors of the Whistleblower Offices of the IRS, SEC and the CFTC – • Best Line-Up of Speakers First-Time Ever on One Panel • Biggest Event• Liquidation & Insolvency Experts from onshore and offshore jurisdictions• Attorneys with Leading Offshore Law Firms such as Appleby, Mourant Ozannes, and
  2. 2. SPEAKERSMEET THE PLAYERS Jeffrey Owens Director, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD (France) THERE’S NOTHING ELSE LIKE IT Jeffrey is a public finance expert who specializes on the tax implications of the globalization of Turn to your right and you might be speaking with the head of national economies, the broader policy issues the IRS offshore programs and initiatives or the Head of Tax that arise in the areas of cross-border director and portfolio investment and tax administration. at the OECD, turn to your left and you might be able to engage a leading offshore provider in a conversation about how to John McDougal legally minimize your taxes. Somewhere in the crowd could Special Trial Attorney, IRS (Virginia) be someone whose assets you are trying to locate or an For the last 12 years, John has been assigned to the IRS Offshore Compliance Initiative. offshore commercial court judge before whom you might have to argue a legal case. The OffshoreAlert Conference attracts influential, wealthy Ian Kawaley and well-connected representatives from the private and Commercial Court Judge, Bermuda Supreme public sectors in multiple onshore and offshore jurisdictions Court (Bermuda) Ian is a Commercial Court judge at Bermuda who have an interest in OFCs. Supreme Court and will become Bermudas Chief Justice, effective April 1, 2012 Sean McKessy Chief, Office of the Whistleblower, U. S. Securities and Exchange Sean leads a program that handles tips and complaints from securities fraud whistleblowers and helps determine awards for information that leads to successful enforcement actions. Daniel Reeves Senior Advisor, IRS Offshore Compliance Initiative (New Jersey) Dan has developed many of the investigative techniques currently being used to identify U. S. taxpayers with offshore bank accounts and has led a number of high-profile investigations that involved the use of John Doe summonses to obtain offshore banking records. Charles Quin QC Justice, Grand Court of the Cayman Islands (Cayman Islands) Charles was appointed as a judge at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands in September, 2008 after many years in private practice in Cayman Neville Adderley Justice, Supreme Court of the Bahamas (Bahamas) Neville was appointed as a Bahamas Supreme Court judge in September, 2007 after 28 years as an attorney in private practice.
  3. 3. CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS50+ IN-THE-KNOW SPEAKERS (CLE & CPE) are availableAndrew Bodnar Jason SharmanBarrister, Matrix Chambers (London) Author, The Money Laundry: Regulating Criminal Finance in the Global EconomyArnoldo Lacayo (Australia)Attorney, Astigarraga Davis (Miami) Jeffrey OwensBen Arrindell Director - Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD (France)Member, United Nations Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Jeremy WaltonTax Matters (Barbados) Partner, Appleby (Cayman Islands)Brian Grow Jesse DruckerSpecial Enterprise Correspondent, Thomson Reuters (Atlanta) Investigative Reporter, Bloomberg News (New York)Brian Simms, QC John BoadenSenior Partner, Lennox Paton (Bahamas) Managing Director, Investigations, Martin Kenney & Co, Solicitors (BVI)Brodrick Penn John MoscowDirector, Investment Business, British Virgin Islands Financial Services Partner, Baker Hostetler, Counsel to Irving Picard, SIPA Trustee for the liquidationCommission (BVI) of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (New York)Charles Quin QC John StaplesJustice, Grand Court of the Cayman Islands (Cayman Islands) Managing Partner, Burt, Staples & Maner, LLP (Washington, DC)Chris Carey Mark LongbottomEditor, (Michigan) Partner, Kinetic Partners (Cayman Islands)Christopher Culp Martin KenneyAdjunct Professor of Finance, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business Managing Partner, Martin Kenney & Co., Solicitors (BVI)(Chicago) Martin LivingstonChristopher Simpson Partner, Maples and Calder (Cayman Islands)Counsel, ONeal Webster (BVI) Matthew LindsayDaniel Reeves Partner, Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (Calgary)Senior Advisor, IRS Offshore Compliance Initiative (New Jersey) Maureen WardDan Wise Partner, Bennett Jones, Counsel to the SEC Receiver of the Weizhen Tang PonziLitigation Partner, Martin Kenney & Co., Solicitors (BVI) Case (Toronto)Daniel Carnio Costa Michael BurnsHonorable Judge, First Bankruptcy Court of São Paulo (Brazil) Managing Partner, Appleby (BVI)David Cay Johnston Neville AdderleyPulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist (NY) Justice, Supreme Court of the Bahamas (Bahamas)David Hayton Paul SingermanJustice, Caribbean Court of Justice (Trinidad & Tobago) Shareholder, Berger Singerman, General Counsel to Judge Herbert Stettin, TrusteeDavid Marchant for Rothstein, Rosenfeld, Adler, P.A. (Miami)Editor, OffshoreAlert (Miami) Ricardo Andrade SaadiEdward Bannister QC Director, Department of Asset Recovery and International Cooperation, Ministry ofPresiding Judge, British Virgin Islands Commercial Court (BVI) Justice (Brazil) (Subject to Final Confirmation)Edward Davis, Jr. Richard ColesFounding Shareholder, Astigarraga Davis, Co-General Counsel to the Joint Chairman, Cayman Finance (Cayman Islands)Liquidators of Stanford International Bank, Ltd. (Miami) Rodney GallagherEric Havian Partner, Gaffney, Gallagher & Philip (Barbados)Partner, Philips & Cohen (San Francisco) Roisin CaterErika Kelton Principal, Carne Global Financial Services (Cayman Islands)Partner, Phillips & Cohen LLP (Washington, DC) Ruth PromislowDr. Eronides Aparecido Rodrigues dos Santos Partner, Bennett Jones (Toronto)Bankruptcy Prosecutor, São Paulo (Brazil) Sandie CorbettFrancoise Hendy Managing Partner, Walkers (BVI)Lead Negotiator, Barbados Treaty Negotiating Team (Barbados) Sean McKessyHeather Lowe Chief, Office of the Whistleblower, U. S. Securities and Exchange CommissionLegal Counsel & Director of Government Affairs, Global Financial Integrity (Washington, DC)(Washington, DC) Simon DicksonHerbert Stettin Partner, Mourant Ozannes (Cayman Islands)Retired Judge & Trustee for Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler, P.A. (Miami) Stefanie OstfeldHugh Dickson Policy Advisor, Global Witness (Washington, DC)Partner, Grant Thornton (UK) Steve WhitlockIan Kawaley Director, Whistleblower Office, Internal Revenue Service (Washington, DC)Commercial Court Judge, Bermuda Supreme Court (Bermuda) Steven CantorJack Blum Managing Partner, Cantor & Webb (Miami)Chairman, Tax Justice Network (USA) Thomas Lowe QCJames Earp Barrister, Wilberforce Chambers (UK)Partner, Grant Thornton (London) Tim RidleyJames McConvill Former Chaiman, Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (Cayman Islands)Lecturer, Victoria University Law School (Australia) & Consultant, Appleby (BVI) Vincente MartinezJamison Firestone Director, Whistleblower Office, U. S. Commodity Futures Trading CommissionManaging Partner, Firestone Duncan (Russia & UK) (Washington, DC)
  4. 4. SCHEDULEA MUST-ATTEND EVENT SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2012 MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012 4:45 Screening of Sundance Film Festival 2012s Were Not Broke The Offshore Invasion: A Practical Guide to tax documentary Offshore Asset Recovery TIME: 4:45 pm - 6:30 pm Practical "how to" discussion on the recovery of offshore assets, Special screening and panel discussion of Were Not Broke, a including the legal aspects of identifying, freezing and, ultimately, documentary about corporate tax avoidance in the United States seizing assets that are the proceeds of crime and fraud. that premiered at The Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2012. In attendance will be the directors/producers, Victoria Bruce and Karin Hayes, and several of the participants in the movie. The Offshore World in a Modern Global Economy The practical reasons why OFCs are used in international business, 6:30 Oceanside Welcome Cocktail Reception highlighting that the use of OFCs is not just tax-driven. TIME: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Sponsored by: 2:45 OECD Peer Reviews of Offshore Jurisdictions MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012 An examination of the review process, the methodology and assessment criteria and terms of reference and identification of its shortcomings. 7:15 Breakfast: Monday Ponzi Tsunami: Lessons Learned (So Far) from TIME: 7:15 AM - 8:15 AM the Proliferation of Ponzi Litigation An analysis of lessons learned in attempts to unwind some of the 8:25 Opening Remarks more notorious Ponzi cases. TIME: 8:25 AM - 8:30 AM Foreign Media Coverage of OFCs: Informed or Ignorant? 8:30 Do Offshore Financial Centers get what they deserve from foreign journalists or do they suffer from clichés and stereotypes? Taxing Avoiders & Evaders: An Update An update on the ongoing efforts by the worlds major countries to collect taxes from High Net Worth Individuals and big corporations. 3:45 Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP Refreshment Break TIME: 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM Sponsored by:10:00 Refreshment Break TIME: 10:00 pm - 10:30 pm 4:15 Sharing Tax Information Internationally How tax information is shared between countries and where are10:30 we heading? The Rise of Offshore Courts: The Judicial Clash of the Titans: When Asset Forfeiture Prespective Proceedings & Insolvencies Collide Judges in Bermuda, the British Islands and the Cayman Islands will This session will focus on the complex interplay between insolvency discuss key rulings and judicial issues affecting foreign individuals as a tool to assist victims of crime and forfeiture regimes that seek to and businesses. do the same along with possible suggestions to avoid these conflicts.12:00 Appleby Oceanside Luncheon China and OFCs: The Dark Side TIME: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm How Chinese Firms & Individuals Use OFCs to Commit Crimes, Sponsored by: Including Tax Evasion & Securities Fraud. 1:30 5:30 Oceanside Cocktail Reception TIME: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Enticing the Top Echelon: How the IRS, SEC and Sponsored by: CFTC Attract High-Level Whistleblowers For the first time in one public forum, the chiefs of the SEC, CFTC and IRS whistleblower offices will discuss Whistleblowing as a tool to fight financial crime.REGISTER TODAY! Visit to register online OR call +1-305-372-6296
  5. 5. TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012 7:15 Breakfast: Monday 1:45 TIME: 7:15 am - 8:15 am Segregated Account Companies and the Emergence of the Incorporated Cell 8:15 Russia Exposed: The Sergei Magnitsky Affair This presentation explores the use of segregated accounts companies This session will look at evidence of corruption by the Russian and the emergence of ISAC legislation in the offshore world. judiciary, politicians, police, tax officials, bankers and the mafia, Finding the Beneficial Owner: Making Sense of analyze the use of offshore banks and structures to assist them, and look at what is being done to hold participants accountable - the Changing Landscape both onshore and offshore. Learn about the various standards and statutes out there and join in the discussion to generate some practical ideas and policy initiatives to help the identification process. 9:30 Protecting Intellectual Property Using Offshore Vehicles The Role of OFCs in Global Corruption Utilizing offshore structures to protect intellectual property, provide A panel of distinguished international fraud fighters will give their greater flexibility of exploitation and reduce the tax burden on the insights on how OFCs are being used by corrupt actors and what is related income. being done to stop them. Are OFCs Fairly or Overly Protective of Non-Executive/Independent Directors in their 2:45 The Future of Structured Finance Legislation and Case Law? A discussion of drivers and impediments to the future of this important An independent offshore fund director and a professional liquidator, area of financial activity for offshore financial centers and for the each represented by an attorney, argue the pros and cons of issuers/users of these products. whether OFCs protect independent directors too much at the expense of creditors. Offshore Investigations & Regulatory Regimes: Brazilian Bankruptcy Law A Practical Guide A look at developments in Brazilian bankruptcy extension law, This session will look at the use of offshore companies (particularly international cooperation in trans-border insolvency and criminal BVI, Cayman, Bermuda and Jersey companies) for IPOs on international cases, and third party funding of fraud and asset recovery claims. stock exchanges - from the initial planning stages to actual listing. Start-to-Finish Explanation of Listing Offshore10:30 Refreshment Break IBCs on the Worlds Major Stock Exchanges TIME: 10:30 am - 11:00 am Investigators who are experienced in conducting investigations and gathering intelligence in Offshore Financial Centers discuss their trade.11:00 Exploiting Tax Loopholes: How U. S. Companies 3:45 Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP Refreshment Break Like Google Shift Profits Offshore TIME: 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM An analysis of how big U. S. corporations like Google reduce tax Sponsored by: liabilities and maximize profits by booking earnings offshore. Attacks on Offshore Trusts 4:15 Global Shell Game: Whos Worse - Onshore or Recent developments concerning the vulnerability of offshore trusts. Offshore? Australia-based Professor Jason Sharman tried to open up anonymous FATCA: The Institutional and Individual Client shell companies and bank accounts using fake ID and other sham Impact of Compliance documentation in onshore and offshore jurisdictions, while U. S.-based Two US tax attorneys will explain the impact of the Foreign Account Thomson Reuters journalist Brian Grow studied the formation of shell Tax Compliance Act on foreign financial institutions and their companies in U. S. jurisdictions such as Wyoming and Delaware. In this individual customers. panel, they will discuss their results12:15 Cayman National Corporation Oceanside Luncheon 5:15 Closing Remarks TIME: 12:15 pm - 1:45 am TIME: 5:15 pm - 5:30 pm Sponsored by:
  6. 6. SPECIAL EVENTSNETWORKING COCKTAIL RECEPTIONS SHEDULE UNIQUE AND POWERFULWhether in a plush, lounge setting or a spectacular oceanfront cabana setting, our networking receptionshave all the glamour of tropical South Beach. Featuring DJs, cigar rollers, specialty cocktails, horsd’oeuvres and plenty of networking. Attendees look forward to these fun and exciting events every year. SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2012 SPONSORED BY:Welcome Cocktail ReceptionSunday, April 29, 2012 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm Check-in Desk OpensOceanside Cocktail Reception 4:45 pm - 6:30 pmMonday, April 30, 2012 from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Screening & Panel Discussion of Were Not Broke Tax Film 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Welcome Cocktail ReceptionFILM SCREENINGScreening of Sundance Film Festival 2012s Were Not Broke tax documentary MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012Special screening, followed by a panel discussion between onshore and offshore panelists, of 7:15 am - 8:15 amWere Not Broke, a documentary about corporate tax avoidance in the United States that premiered at BreakfastThe Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2012. In attendance will be the directors/producers, VictoriaBruce and Karin Hayes, and several of the participants in the movie, including attorney Jack Blum,investigative reporter Jesse Drucker and OffshoreAlert publisher David Marchant. 8:15 am - 5:30 pm In SessionWere Not Broke Film Screening:Sunday, April 29, 2012 from 4:45 PM - 6:30 PM 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Beach Party Cocktail Reception TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012 7:15 am - 8:15 am Breakfast 8:15 am - 5:15 pm In Session 5:15 pm - 5:30 pm Closing Remarks APRIL 29 TO MAY 1, 2012
  7. 7. REGISTRATION The Most Balanced and Credible Educational and Networking Conference on OFCs.4 Easy Ways Call 866-592-6397 (U.S.) or +1 305-372-6296 (Intl) to REGISTER events@offshorealert.comSave an additional $100when you register on or before offshorealertconference.comApril 4 with Priority Code:SAVE100 Fax: +1 305-372-8724 APRIL 29 TO MAY 1, 2012REGISTER TODAY! Visit to register online OR call +1-305-372-6296REGISTRATION FEES GROUPS 3+ SAVE 15% HOTEL & VENUE Individual Group Member THE RITZ-CARLTON,Ticket Type Ticket Fee Ticket Fee SOUTH BEACHPre-Sale SOLD OUT SOLD OUTEarly-Bird SOLD OUT SOLD OUT The Ritz-Carlton, South BeachStandard $1,695 $1,440.75 SAVE $254.25 One Lincoln RoadGovernment $1,595 SAVE $100 $1,355.75 SAVE $339.25 Miami Beach, Florida 33139 USAOffshoreAlert Subscriber $1,495 SAVE $200 $1,270.75 SAVE $424.25 Phone: +1 (786) 276-4000 Fax: +1 (786) 276-4100YOUR DETAILS: ACCOMMODATIONSMr. / Mrs. / Ms. / Dr.: A block of rooms will be held for a limited period of time at The Ritz-Carlton.First Name: For Reservations, call 800-241-3333 and refrence The OffshoreAlertLast Name: Conference to receive the special negotiated nightly rate of $299.Company:Title: Online Booking Code: OFFOFFAEmail: Phone:Address: TICKET INCLUSIONSCty: State:Postal Code: Country: Each ticket includes entrance to all sessions & the exhibitor hall; admission to all of the Networking Events including two 2-hour Cocktail Receptions;PAYMENT (select preferred method of payment) continental breakfasts, luncheons and breaks on days when the conference is in session and certificate of attendance. Check (Please make all checks payable to “KYC News,Inc.”) Wire Transfer TERMS & CONDITIONS On-site registration / payment: US$200 surcharge will be collected and no discounts are available. SAVEBIG rates are contingent upon payment being received on or before April 4, 2012. Group discounts are available for three or more Credit Card: MasterCard / Visa / AMEX / Discover bookings from one company, please contact the organizer for more information. Promotional and Group discounts can only be applied at the time of registration and cannot be combined. All discounts are subject to approval. Please note the conference fee does not include travel or hotel accommodation costs.Credit Card Number # CANCELLATION & TRANSFER POLICYExpiry Date CID Substitution of participant is permissible at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, please notify OffshoreAlert in writing by April 9, 2012, 15 business days prior to the conference date to be eligible for either a refund or credit voucher redeemable against any other OffshoreAlert conference. We regret that refunds and credit vouchers will not be issuedName on Card after that date although substitutions are permitted at any time. All refunds are subject to a USD $200 processing fee. Refunds and credit vouchers will not be issued for no-shows. If OffshoreAlert cancels the event, OffshoreAlert is notSignature responsible for any airfare, hotel or other costs incurred by the registrants. Speakers and sessions are subject to change without notice.Please debit my credit card details below for the order of: $ SPONSORS