Agenda (Day 2)

THE TRUST AND ESTATE PRACTITIONER’S SWISS COMBINATION KNIFE

17th January 2020

Congress Centre Kursaal, Interlaken, Switzerland.

CONFERENCE THEME - THE TRUST AND ESTATE PRACTITONER'S SWISS COMBINATION KNIFE

Theme - Day Two (am) - The Screwdrivers: Indispensible tools to build a solid knowledge and a solid business

BREAKFAST AND NETWORKING

CHAIR'S OPENING REMARKS

Dr Guillaume Grisel, LL.M. (Cambridge), PH.D., TEP - Partner, Bonnard Lawson

Vice-Chairman, Swiss & Liechtenstein STEP Federation 

FAMILY GOVERNANCE

  • Relevance of psychology in Family Governance
  • What is Family Governance?
  • How do you persuade a family that a Family Governance exercise is worthwhile?
  • Getting family members to “buy in” to a Governance structure
  • Does a good Governance arrangement necessarily avoid family disputes?
  • Dealing with incapacity and divorce
  • Does fair mean equal?
  • Family Governance and technology 

Nicholas Jacob TEP - Partner, Forsters LLP - Moderator  

Kecia Barkawi TEP - Founder & CEO, VALUEworks 

Dina Casparis - Independent Lawyer, Advisor and Novelist

Etienne d’Arenberg - Partner, Mirabaud & Cie SA 

ART ASSETS: PRACTICAL ADVICE FOR TRUSTEES WHEN BUYING, HOLDING AND SELLING

  • Buying How to navigate a purchase in an unregulated market where conflicts of interest and high levels of knowledge “asymmetry” are serious concerns.
  • HoldingPractical tips for the ongoing care of a collection covering the importance of maintaining confidentiality, valuations and insurance coverage.  As well as record keeping, environmental control, museum loans, free ports, logistics and curators.
  • Selling How to maximise the outcome of a sale process (while managing risk) by introducing competition and thorough due diligence. 

Willem-Joost de Gier – Co-Founder, Cadell - Moderator

Sandrine Giroud - Partner, LALIVE

Amanda Gray - Partner, Mishcon de Reya

NETWORKING AND REFRESHMENTS - DAY 2 (AM)

Kindly sponsored by Dohle Corporate and Trust Services

INVESTING IN REAL ESTATE ABROAD

  • A brief review of trust and the legal system in Israel.
  • Outward investments of Israeli residents in real estate overseas.
  • Inward investments of foreign residents in real estate in Israel.
  • Tax and estate inheritance considerations in each scenario.Key civil/practical angles to residential real estate investment across borders
  • Key tax drivers of such investments
  • Succession/holding structure issues
  • Which tail is wagging which dog?
  • The latest trends and themes covering the movement of wealth and wealthy individuals globally
  • The implications of these flows for prime residential markets across the world

Edward Reed TEP - Partner – Private Client, Macfarlanes LLP - Moderator

Liam Bailey, Global Head of Research, Knight Frank 

Alon Kaplan, Advocate and Notary, Alon Kaplan Law 

FOUNDATION LAW

  • Succession planning via Foundations and Trusts including regulatory issues
  • Use of Foundations compared to trusts. Where have Foundations been used, and is there a recurring theme for why they are used ? 
  • What are the main differences in uses compared to Trusts ?
  • The International Foundation Landscape–from civil law countries (Liechtenstein, Austria, Panama) to the Caribbean, via Jersey, Guernsey, IOM, Gibraltar to the United Arab Emirates and the US (New Hampshire, Wyoming)
  • How do these Foundations differ and what do they have in common ?
  • Swiss Foundations and update on what changes may be coming in Switzerland re Foundations

Dr Johanna Niegel TEP LL.M. (Columbia University) – Head of Russia & CIS Desk, Senior Client Advisor, Allgemeines Treuunternehmen (ATU), Committee Secretary, Swiss & Liechtenstein STEP Federation and Chairman, Vaduz Centre - Moderator

Paolo Panico – Chairman, Private Trustees SA, Luxembourg & Advocate, Paolo Panico’s Law Chambers

Natalie Peter TEP LL.M. - Partner, Blum & Grob Attorneys at Law Ltd

David Russell TEP AM RFD QC, Barrister, Outer Temple Chambers

LUNCH AND NETWORKING

CONFERENCE THEME - THE TRUST AND ESTATE PRACTITIONER'S SWISS COMBINATION KNIFE

Theme - Day Two (pm) - The Compass: Because we need toknow where we are and where to go.

CHAIR'S OPENING REMARKS

Cyril Bouzguir TEP Banking Economist, Dreyfus Sons & Co Ltd, Banquiers

Committee Member of Swiss & Liechtenstein STEP Federation

Committee Member of STEP Basel

TRUST LAW IN SWITZERLAND - CIVIL LAW JURISDICTIONS

  • Update on the draft Swiss trust law

  • Back to our Roman roots

  • The graft in mixed jurisdictions

  • Beyond the usual issues raised in civil law countries

David Wilson M.C.J. (NYU), TEP – Partner, Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd - Moderator

Professor Paolo Bernasconi – Attorney-at-Law and Notary Public, Bernasconi Martinelli Alippi  & Partners

Professor Dr Francesco A Schurr – Professor of Law, University of Innsbruck

Professor Luc Thevenoz, Professor and Director, Centre for Banking and Financial Law, University of Geneva

NETWORKING AND REFRESHMENTS

THE GREAT DEBATE

Professor Luc Thevenoz, Professor and Director, Centre for Banking and Financial Law, University of Geneva - Moderator

Nicholas Jacob TEP - Partner, Forsters LLP  

Justine Markovitz TEP – Chairperson, Withers  

CONFERENCE ROUND-UP AND CLOSE