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Our panel will discuss how to go about obtaining litigation funding, the criteria that must be met, the types of claims that litigation funders are interested in, and how litigation funding is structured.

Speakers:

Erika Levin
Partner
Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss

David Kerstein
Chief Risk Officer & Senior Investment Manager
Validity Finance

Yves Klein
Partner
Monfrini Bitton Klein

Patrick Moloney
CEO
Litigation Capital Management

This session was recorded at The OffshoreAlert Conference on Financial Intelligence & Investigations on April 30, 2019 in Miami Beach, Florida.

To learn more, visit: https://www.offshorealert.com/conference/miami/

This session will look at examples of corruption, theft, judicial abuse, and the detention of foreign businesspeople conducting business in Dubai and other cities in the Arabian Gulf region.

Speaker:

Radha Stirling
Founder & CEO
Detained in Dubai

This session was recorded at The OffshoreAlert Conference on Financial Intelligence & Investigations on April 29, 2019 in Miami Beach, Florida.

To learn more, visit: https://www.offshorealert.com/conference/miami/

Even boxing promoters would be envious of the hype surrounding blockchain technology.

Blockchain will revolutionize the way business is conducted, end corruption in elections, let you know where the food you ate came from, and, generally, re-shape the world order. Or so the marketing goes.

Virtually all offshore jurisdictions are attempting to become the go-to jurisdiction for FinTech start-ups and some, like Bermuda, have gone all-in.

In this session, we will tell you why almost everything you read about blockchain is wrong and explain what the technology can potentially be used for and what it can't.

Speaker:

Steve Wilson
Vice President & Principal Analyst
Constellation Research

This session was recorded at The OffshoreAlert Conference on Financial Intelligence & Investigations on April 30, 2019 in Miami Beach, Florida.

To learn more, visit: https://www.offshorealert.com/conference/miami/

This session will look at how different jurisdictions are regulating or seeking to regulate cryptocurrencies, including Initial Coin Offerings, and analyze legal rulings so far in this fledgling industry.

Speakers:

Rana Saoud
Assistant Special Agent in Charge
Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)

Martin Zerwitz
Senior Counsel, Division of Enforcement's Cyber Unit
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Dan Eckhart
Principal
Global Asset Allies

This session was recorded at The OffshoreAlert Conference on Financial Intelligence & Investigations on April 29, 2019 in Miami Beach, Florida.

To learn more, visit: https://www.offshorealert.com/conference/miami/

Leading international fraud and value recovery attorneys will take your questions and discuss emerging and dominant issues that impact your ability to be successful and effective.

This session is intended to be informal and interactive and represents an opportunity for you to have your questions answered by experts who have 'been there, seen it, done it'.

Speakers:

Edward H. Davis, Jr.
Founding Shareholder
Sequor Law

Jonathan Tickner
Partner
Peters & Peters

Tara Archer-Glasgow
Partner
Higgs & Johnson

Craig Boneau
Partner
Reid Collins & Tsai

This session was recorded at The OffshoreAlert Conference on Financial Intelligence & Investigations on April 29, 2019 in Miami Beach, Florida.

To learn more, visit: https://www.offshorealert.com/conference/miami/

Leading international fraud and value recovery attorneys will take your questions and discuss emerging and dominant issues that impact your ability to be successful and effective.

This session is intended to be informal and interactive and represents an opportunity for you to have your questions answered by experts who have 'been there, seen it, done it'.

Speakers:

Stephen Baker
Senior Partner
Baker & Partners

Gonzalo Zeballos
Partner
BakerHostetler

Howard Sharp QC
Founder
Ardent Chambers

Stephon Grey
Founder
Caribbean Institute of Forensic Accounting

This session was recorded at The OffshoreAlert Conference on Financial Intelligence & Investigations on April 29, 2019 in Miami Beach, Florida.

To learn more, visit: https://www.offshorealert.com/conference/miami/

This session will look at emerging key issues and latest developments affecting the litigation funding industry.

Speakers:

Speakers

Ken Epstein
Investment Manager & Legal Counsel
Bentham IMF

Ralph Sutton
Founder & CEO
Validity Finance

Nick Rowles-Davies
Executive Vice Chairman
Litigation Capital Management

This session was recorded at The OffshoreAlert Conference on Financial Intelligence & Investigations on April 30, 2019 in Miami Beach, Florida.

To learn more, visit: https://www.offshorealert.com/conference/miami/

In this session, whistleblowers' attorney Steve Kohn will discuss how his client, Howard Wilkinson, blew the whistle on his former employer, Denmark-based Danske Bank, which has been implicated in a €200 billion Russian money laundering scandal and is now being criminally investigated in the UK, US, France, and Estonia.

Steve will discuss opportunities for whistleblowers to become multi-millionaires by exposing wrongdoing in global financial institutions and other types of companies, both in the United States and overseas.

Speaker:

- Stephen M. Kohn, Partner, Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto

This session was recorded at The OffshoreAlert Conference on Financial Intelligence & Investigations on April 29, 2019 in Miami Beach, Florida.

To learn more, visit: https://www.offshorealert.com/conference/miami/

Obtaining a judgment in a British Commonwealth jurisdiction, whether in the United Kingdom or one of its offshore territories, is no easy feat. The sad truth is that wining the case might have been the easy part. Enforcing a judgment when there are few or no assets in the jurisdiction issuing the writ can involve complex cross-border litigation.

Execution of a judgment is even more difficult when assets, or individuals subject to the judgment, are in the United States, where a web of federal and fifty different state laws can stymie even the most tenacious judgment-holder.

This session will explore the process and methods to enforce foreign judgments in the U.S., and impart practical tips to do so quickly and efficiently. It will also show how U.S.-based agencies can reach offshore activity.

Speakers:

- Jon Sablone, Partner, Nixon Peabody
- Robert Fisher, Counsel, Nixon Peabody

This session was recorded on April 30, 2019 at The OffshoreAlert Conference on Financial Intelligence & Investigations which took place at the Miami Beach EDITION hotel in Miami Beach, Florida.

To learn more, visit: https://www.offshorealert.com/conference/miami/

Before he retired in 2015, Sen. Carl Levin was the scourge of the offshore world, regularly overseeing investigations into financial malfeasance.

In this session, Sen. Levin's chief counsel for many of those investigations, Elise Bean, will open the lid on their financial investigations, which ultimately led to ground-breaking legislation such as The PATRIOT Act and FATCA.

Speaker:

- Elise Bean, Washington Co-Director, Levin Center at Wayne Law

This session was recorded on Monday, April 29, 2019, at The OffshoreAlert Conference on Financial Intelligence & Investigations that took place at the Miami Beach EDITION hotel in Miami Beach, Florida.

To learn more, visit: https://www.offshorealert.com/conference/miami/

Emboldened by a legal victory against Google in 2014, which forced the search engine giant to remove defamatory information about him, Paris-based attorney Dan Shefet is on a mission to protect the "personal integrity" of clients about whom negative material appears on the Internet.

In this session, Dan will explain the legal rights of the targets of negative information and how he goes about having it removed from search engines like Google and social media such as Facebook.

Speakers:

- Dan Shefet, Owner, Cabinet Shefet, Speaker

Investigators and others who specialize in offshore finance will discuss emerging key issues affecting the industry in the areas of transparency, beneficial ownership, products, services, trends, and anything else of importance and significance. The session will be informal and questions will be encouraged.

Speakers:

- David Marchant, Founder & CEO, OffshoreAlert, Moderator
- John D. (Don) Fort, Chief, Criminal Investigations, IRS, Panelist
- Donald Toon, Director of Prosperity (Economic Crime & Cyber Crime), National Crime Agency, Panelist

Speakers:

- Andrei Nekrasov, Film & TV Director & Writer, Independent, Speaker
- Jamison Firestone, Managing Director, FD Advisory, Speaker
- Lucy Komisar, Investigative Journalist

This session was recorded on Monday, November 12, 2018 in London at The OffshoreAlert Conference on Financial Intelligence & Investigations.

In the era of huge data leaks and e-discovery, finding evidence that can be helpful in investigations and litigation support can be like looking for a needle in a haystack ... where it's difficult to see the wood for the trees.

This session will look at tools to help you sort, manage, visualize and understand complex data so you can sport patterns and better understand what's helpful and what's not.

Learn how investigators are able to expose fraud, corruption and other financial crimes with graph technologies.

Speakers:

- Jean Villedieu, Co-Founder, Linkurious, Speaker
- Simon Bowers, Investigative Reporter, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

This session was recorded on Monday, November 12, 2018 in London at The OffshoreAlert Conference on Financial Intelligence & Investigations.

Leading international fraud and value recovery attorneys will take your questions and discuss emerging and dominant issues that impact your ability to be successful and effective.

This session is intended to be informal and interactive and represents an opportunity for you to have your questions answered by experts who have 'been there, seen it, done it'.

Speakers:

- Edward H. Davis, Jr., Founding Shareholder, Sequor Law, Moderator
- Andrew Morganti, Principal, Morganti & Co., Speaker
- Simon Thomas, Partner, Baker & Partners, Speaker
- Polly Sprenger, Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman, Speaker

This session was recorded on Monday, November 12, 2018 in London at The OffshoreAlert Conference on Financial Intelligence & Investigations.

Leading international fraud and value recovery attorneys will take your questions and discuss emerging and dominant issues that impact your ability to be successful and effective.

This session is intended to be informal and interactive and represents an opportunity for you to have your questions answered by experts who have 'been there, seen it, done it'.

Speakers:

- Edward H. Davis, Jr., Founding Shareholder, Sequor Law, Moderator
- Margot Maclnnis, Director, Recovery & Reorganisation, Grant Thornton Specialist Services
- Howard Sharp, QC, Ardent Chambers, Speaker
- Warren Gluck, Partner, Holland & Knight, Speaker

This session was recorded on Monday, November 12, 2018 in London at The OffshoreAlert Conference on Financial Intelligence & Investigations.

In the early 1990s, Information Technology specialist Klaus Lins claimed to have discovered evidence that Liechtenstein's biggest fiduciary was misappropriating the assets of wealthy clients when they died, instead of distributing them to beneficiaries. Lins turned whistleblower but the only person who went to prison was him, for data theft. He also lost his home and his wife and he has since passed away. When one German beneficiary turned up at the fiduciary's office in Liechtenstein, she was allegedly fobbed off with lies.

More recently, the family of Israeli tycoon Israel Perry has been waging a bitter legal war against a trust company in Liechtenstein in a so-far vain attempt to gain access to the deceased's vast fortune.

This session will look at allegations of impropriety against Liechtenstein-based fiduciaries, whether a culture of criminality exists in the jurisdiction, and potential legal remedies for beneficiaries who suspect they have been swindled.

Speakers:

- Steven Kay QC, Head of Chambers, 9 Bedford Row, Speaker
- Marc Hurner, CEO, FIP INTERNATIONAL SA, Speaker
- Dr. Alexander Amann, Partner, Schwärzler Attorneys at Law, Speaker

This session was recorded on Monday, November 12, 2018 in London at The OffshoreAlert Conference on Financial Intelligence & Investigations.

This session will look how litigation funding is changing the role of the private investigator and transforming the industry's traditional business model.

No longer the supplicant supplier of information, investigators are now assuming greater risk and putting money on the table ... all with a view to sharing in the huge recoveries that are often achieved.

Speakers:
- Andrew Wordsworth, Partner Raedas (Speaker)
- Masha Shvetsova, Co-Founder Vantage Intelligence (Speaker)
- Bernard O'Sullivan, Partner Olswang (Moderator)

This session was recorded on Monday, November 12, 2018 in London at The OffshoreAlert Conference on Financial Intelligence & Investigations.

'Following the money' requires access to electronic funds credit and debit advices, checks and other payment records. Without these records, victims of fraud can be deprived of justice. Their suppression or destruction can demolish any meaningful chance that a victim might have to obtain restorative civil justice.

What do banks do when they are served with a subpoena? Do they lie and suppress records? Or do they have systemic policies in place intended to suppress the truth? If a bank may be sued for facilitating a fraud, why do banks take the position that their AML compliance records are not discoverable?

These and other controversial questions will be debated by this panel.

Document retention rules – internal and external to a bank.
What do fraud investigators do if the bank says that it destroys all records within a finite period of time as permitted by local banking regulations?
Do banks preserve data offsite for disaster storage purposes notwithstanding what they tell fraud investigators?
The use of expert reports to establish what backup systems preserve in contrast to what they disclose.

SPEAKERS

Martin Kenney
Managing Partner, Martin Kenney & Co., Solicitors (BVI)

Arnoldo Lacayo
Shareholder, Astigarraga Davis (Miami)

RECORDED LIVE ON
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, May 06, 2014

In the war on fraudsters, the battle is increasingly between fraud-busters themselves and not with the fraudster. Leading the charge against a fraudster can often land you in an unexpected battle with judges, government agencies, liquidators, receivers and others, some even being fraudster-friendly … and at this point, the fraudster is usually the victor!

This panel will look at recent cases and trends, especially those related to battles between on-shore and offshore interests, and will show how the truly smart fraudsters are using this clash as a tool to further frustrate recovery.

SPEAKERS

Neal Levin
Partner, Freeborn & Peters (Chicago)

Paul Dennis QC
Partner, O'Neal Webster (BVI)

Nicholas Fox
Managing Associate, Mourant Ozannes (Cayman Islands)

Hugh Dickson
Partner, Grant Thornton (Cayman Islands)

RECORDED LIVE ON
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM, May 05, 2014

This session will look at how offshore jurisdictions compare in terms of banking secrecy, recording of beneficial ownership registries for trusts, foundations, and companies, availability to the public of corporate share registers and accounts, anti-money laundering, tax information exchange, international judicial co-operation, and other areas.

SPEAKERS

Andres Knobel
Consultant, Tax Justice Network (Argentina)

RECORDED LIVE ON
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM, May 06, 2014

Commercial Court Judges in key Offshore Financial Centers discuss laws and rulings affecting international business disputes that come before their courts.

SPEAKERS

Edward Davis, Jr.
Founding Shareholder, Sequor Law (Miami)

Edward Bannister QC
Retired Judge, British Virgin Islands Commercial Court (London)

Neville Adderley
Justice of Appeal, The Bahamas Court of Appeal (Bahamas)

Ian Kawaley
Chief Justice, Bermuda (Bermuda)

RECORDED LIVE ON
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, May 05, 2014

What began as an investigation into suspected corruption between a police officer and a local newspaper quickly spiraled out of control as the Police Commissioner was suspended and fired, a judge arrested and then awarded substantial damages for wrongful arrest, an attorney disbarred and then re-instated, and many millions of dollars of public funds squandered in what is universally perceived as a national embarrassment.

In this session, panelists with direct knowledge of 'Operation Tempura' will discuss the investigation, seek to explain why it experienced so many problems and offer their views on what it says about the Cayman Islands and its relationship with the United Kingdom.

SPEAKERS

Brent Fuller
Photo-Journalist, Cayman Free Press (Cayman Islands)

Dan Duguay
Former Auditor General of the Cayman Islands (Canada)

John Evans
Former Covert Participating Informant, Operation Tempura (London)Martin Bridger

Martin Bridger
Former Senior Investigator, Operation Tempura (London)

RECORDED LIVE ON
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM, May 06, 2014

Since the advent of the credit crisis, offshore funds have taken ever greater advantage of the benefits of US litigation. These include the relaxed pleading standards in comparison to Commonwealth jurisdictions, the benefits of the liberal discovery system in the US, reduced legal fees as reflected both in the lower nominal rates when compared to QCs, as well as the lower preparation costs compared to UK style litigation, and the enhanced leverage for settlements stemming from the "American Rule" that each party bears their own costs regardless of outcome.

Specifically, onshore litigation has become the favored tool of many offshore liquidators seeking to bring claims against former fund managers, litigate fraud and negligence claims against third-party professionals, seek clawbacks from LP investors, or simply use the US as a favorable litigation forum for international claims when funds have passed through the US financial system.

In this session, the following topics will be covered:

Jurisdiction and choice of law issues for offshore funds litigating in the US;
Claims available to offshore funds for use against third-parties;
Avoidance of the In Pari Delicto doctrine;
When to seek Chapter 15 status;
The costs and benefits of bankruptcy protection;
Section 1782 Petitions for discovery; and
Enforcement and execution of judgments in the US.

SPEAKERS

Jonathan Sablone
Partner, Nixon Peabody (New York)

Colette Wilkins
Partner, Walkers (Cayman Islands)

RECORDED LIVE ON
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, May 05, 2014

Since 1999, the IRS and the Department of Justice have conducted an unprecedented and highly successful campaign against offshore tax evasion and the banks, lawyers and financial service providers that facilitate it. Once impenetrable Swiss bank secrecy laws have been compromised, exclusive and elite private banks have closed, seemingly invulnerable private bankers have been arrested and extradited to the U.S. to face justice and many Swiss banks will soon begin disclosing information about their U.S. clients to the IRS.

Given the success of these efforts, can Offshore Financial Centers survive and prosper in this new financial climate without tax-evading clients and if so, who will be the winners and losers?

SPEAKERS

Burke Files
Principal, Financial Examinations & Evaluations, Inc. (Arizona)

Tim Ridley
Former Chairman, Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (Cayman Islands)

Jack Blum
Chairman, Tax Justice Network (USA)

James McConvill
Counsel, Forbes Hare (London) & Senior Lecturer, Offshore Corporate Law, Victoria University (Australia)

Dan Reeves
Founder, Offshore Compliance & Enforcement Consulting Group & Retired Senior Advisor, IRS Offshore Compliance Initiative (New Jersey)

RECORDED LIVE ON
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM, May 05, 2014

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Based in Miami, Florida, OffshoreAlert specializes in exposing serious financial crime while it's in progress and also holds annual conferences on financial intelligence and investigations. Our focus is offshore financial centers.