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

Full programme

Trusts and Continental law: is this marriage possible?

Thursday 14 November 2019

18:00 » 19:00
Registration at Warwick Geneva Hotel
Address: Rue de Lausanne 14, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland
19:00 » 20:00
Welcome Drink
20:00 » 22:00
Dinner at Bain des Pâquis
Address: Quai du Mont-Blanc 30, Geneva, Switzerland
22:00
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
10:30 » 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 » 12:00
Panel 2: The 4 countries of continental law where trusts are used the most
12:00 » 13:00
Panel 3: Trusts and abuses, sharing experiences on criminal law, asset tracing and litigation
13:00 » 14:30
Lunch
14:30 » 15:15
Keynote speaker
15:15 » 16:00
Panel 4: Offshore trusts, how strong is the wind blowing?
19:00 » 22:00
Home Hospitality Dinner
22:00
Optional Bar & Clubbing

Saturday 16 November 2019

10:00 » 10:30
Panel 5: Professionals sharing experiences and hints
10:30 » 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 » 12:00
Panel 6: Trust and tax, old friends. Talks from the practice
12:00 » 14:00
Lunch
15:00 » 18:00
Optional afternoon social programme
Not included in the registration fees, payable locally
19:00 » 22:00
Optional dinner
Not included in the registration fee, payable locally
22:00
Optional Bar & Clubbing

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)