Trusts and Continental law: is this marriage possible?

Geneva

14 - 16 November 2019


Join us in Geneva, a European hub offering banking, investment, trust and other wealth management services across the world. The longstanding tradition of local private banking, previous liens with various Anglo-Saxon countries, the solid infrastructure and a reliable Swiss politic and legal system have strongly contributed to this.

The seminar will mainly focus on trusts and their compatibility with continental legal systems. The programme will address a wide range of topics across many fields of law, including trust structures, related tax rulings and issues, real estate matters, and trust litigation, among others.

The seminar will attract numerous international and local lawyers, from a large number of countries in the world. It will be a great opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences with lawyers dealing with trusts and related legal topics, as well as to discover unknown aspects of the Calvinist Geneva.

See you in Geneva!


AIJA Commissions

  • International Private Clients and Family Law

Event fees

+ VAT if applicable<= 2019-09-17> 2019-09-17

AIJA Member < 35330,00  €405,00  €
AIJA Member >= 35380,00  €455,00  €
Non AIJA Member < 35430,00  €505,00  €
Non AIJA Member >= 35480,00  €555,00  €
In-House Counsel150,00  €150,00  €
Speaker330,00  €405,00  €
Local lawyers330,00  €405,00  €

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Full programme

Trusts and Continental law: is this marriage possible?

Thursday 14 November 2019

17:30 » 18:30
Registration at Warwick Geneva Hotel
Address: Rue de Lausanne 14, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland
18:30 » 20:30
Welcome Drink
21:00 » 23:00
Dinner at Bain des Pâquis
Address: Quai du Mont-Blanc 30, Geneva, Switzerland
23:00
Optional Bar

Friday 15 November 2019

08:00 » 09:00
Registration at Warwick Geneva Hotel
Address: Rue de Lausanne 14, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland
09:00 » 09:30
Welcome address by the AIJA President
Paola Fudakowska, AIJA President, FCO Legal Directorate, United Kingdom
09:30 » 10:30
Panel 1: The 4 most frequent situations where trusts are used in common law countries
Moderator:
Oliver Piper, Farrer & Co, UK
10:30 » 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 » 12:00
Panel 2: The 4 countries of continental law where trusts are used the most
Moderator:
Stepan Holub, Holubova advokati, Czech Republic
12:00 » 13:00
Panel 3: Trusts and abuses, sharing experiences on criminal law, asset tracing and litigation
Moderator:
Charlotte Tregunna, Peters & Peters, UK
13:00 » 14:30
Lunch
14:30 » 15:15
Keynote: Swiss diplomacy and Geneva: also a matter of trust. 
Ulrich Lehner, former Swiss Ambassador
15:15 » 16:00
Panel 4: Offshore trusts, how strong is the wind blowing?
Moderator:
Josefina Colomar, Withers Bergman LLP, USA
19:00 » 22:00
Home Hospitality Dinner
22:00
Optional Bar & Clubbing

Saturday 16 November 2019

10:00 » 10:45
Panel 5: Professionals sharing experiences and hints
Moderator:
Christian Presoly, Liechtenstein
10:45 » 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 » 12:00
Panel 6: Trust and tax, old friends. Talks from the practice
Moderator:
Gertjan Verachtert, Sansen International Tax Lawyers, Belgium
12:00 » 14:00
Lunch
15:00 » 16:00
Optional guided tour of International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum
Not included in the registration fees, payable upon registration
19:00 » 22:00
Optional dinner
Not included in the registration fee, payable upon registration
22:00
Optional Bar & Clubbing

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Practical information

Accommodation

Please book your room at the Warwick Geneva prior to October 31 2019

Hotel address: Rue de Lausanne 14, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland

https://tinyurl.com/AIJA-Geneva2019

Room rates: 250 CHF/150 CHF (Thursday/Friday - single room)

 

Dresscode

Seminar : Business Casual

Thursday evening, Home Hospitality Friday dinner and Saturday optional program: Casual

 

AIJA Registration Cancellation Policy

Up to 6 weeks before the event: Refund of 100% of the registration fees paid
deducted by an administrative fee of 50 EUR

Up to 2 weeks before the event: Refund of 50% of the registration fee paid
deducted by an administrative fee of 50 EUR 

Less than 2 week before the event: No refund

Organising Committee

Nicolas HERREN
Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law Ltd (SWITZERLAND)

Henrietta MASON
Pennington Manches LLP (UNITED KINGDOM)

Clara POGLIA
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd (SWITZERLAND)

Noémie RAETZO
Lalive (SWITZERLAND)

Julien TRON
Meyerlustenberger Lachenal (SWITZERLAND)