International Private Clients and Family Law Commission Day

Online

16 November 2020 13:20 - 19:30 CET


International Relations[hips]

In these difficult times, the International Private Clients and Family Law Commission are putting international relationships under the spotlight – both those of our clients and our own as international lawyers.

Session 1 – The end of the world as we know it?  A private client update from East to West

It has been a tumultuous year for private clients and their advisors all over the world.  Speakers from opposite ends of the globe and from countries where private clients face unique challenges – China, Russia and the US – will speak in a round table format about challenges and opportunities private clients have faced during this unprecedented year and how they will impact business in the years to come, including:

  • Covid-19: What is the impact on private clients and the advice we give them?
  • Political change: What trends are emerging as a result?
  • Investment:  Are we now focussed on safeguarding assets?  Where is real estate still a sound proposition?
  • Relocation:  What is new, or rather, what is stable?

Session 2 – Partnerships in a pandemic

In this panel session, AIJA looks beyond marriage and across the globe to explore:

What types of relationships are legally recognised in various jurisdictions;
What are their effects (compared to marriage) and how do they end?
Are foreign relationships/partnerships and their dissolution abroad recognised in your country?
We will also be discussing what challenges and changes family lawyers have been facing as a result of the pandemic.

We will also be meeting together for a Commission meeting to discuss the year ahead (and how we intend to continue to meet together virtually until we can be together in person), as well as for an exciting new social event – a Pub Quiz (with an international twist)!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

More information on the schedule and the speakers under the programme section of this page

Organising Committee

  • John Davies, Farrer & Co
  • Alisa Burkhard, Altenburger Ltd legal + tax
  • Bérangère Diot, Cabinet d'avocats CADIOU BARBE LAROQUE
  • Lauren Evans, Kingsley Napley LLP

All academic sessions are recorded and shared in the Resource Centre the week after the events.


This event takes place during:

AIJA Commissions Month

20 October - 20 November 2020

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AIJA Commissions

  • International Private Clients and Family Law

Programme - International Private Clients and Family Law Commission Day

Monday 16 November 2020

13:20 » 13:30
Welcome Address by the AIJA President François Barré
13:30 » 14:30
Introduction and Academic Session 1: The end of the world as we know it? A private client update from East to West

The end of the world as we know it?  A private client update from East to West

It has been a tumultuous year for private clients and their advisors all over the world.  Speakers from opposite ends of the globe and from countries where private clients face unique challenges – Hong Kong, Russia and the USA – will speak in a round table format about how their private client practice has changed during this unprecedented year, and how it will evolve in the years to come:  
 
  • Covid-19: What is the impact on private clients and the advice we give them?
  • Political change: What effects does it have on private clients?  
  • Investment:  Only safeguarding assets, or new trends in investment?  
  • Relocation:  What is new, or rather, what is stable?
ModeratorRoman Walker, Executive Director, 1875 Finance, Switzerland  

Speakers:
  • David Gershel, Attorney at Law, Withers Worldwide, New York, USA 
David counsels high-net-worth individuals, multi-jurisdictional families, closely-held businesses, and fiduciaries on U.S. and international tax, wealth management, estate, trust, succession and asset protection planning. This often includes strategic planning related to income and transfer taxation, U.S. and non-U.S. trusts, tax-efficient, cross-border investment structures, and pre-immigration planning. He previously worked in the international tax and wealth planning group of an international law firm based in Zurich.
  • Ekaterina Vasina, Attorney at Law, Alrud, Moscow, Russian Federation
Ekaterina is a Senior Associate in the Private Clients Practice in ALRUD. Ekaterina successfully advises and represents clients’ interests in complicated cross-border projects on divorce matters, division of the community property between spouses, custody of the children, structuring and protection of family assets (both Russian and foreign); she is involved in estate planning matters, trusts and foundations establishment for Russian HNWIs, drafting of wills, nuptial contracts, child arrangement agreements, represents the clients in the Russian state courts. She is a member of IBA and a Fellow at International Academy of Family Lawyers
  • Lisa Wong, Attorney at Law, Boase Cohen & Collins, Hong Kong 
Lisa is a core member of the firm’s Family Law team where she focuses on all aspects of matrimonial law. Given her experience in handling complex, multi-jurisdictional and sometimes high-conflict cases, she understands the importance providing private clients with a comprehensive range of legal services arising from the family context.
15:00 » 16:30
Academic Session 2 - Partnerships in a pandemic

In this panel session, AIJA looks beyond marriage and across the globe to explore:

  • What types of relationships are legally recognised in various jurisdictions;
  • What are their effects (compared to marriage) and how do they end?
  • Are foreign relationships/partnerships and their dissolution abroad recognised in your country?
We will also be discussing what challenges and changes family lawyers have been facing as a result of the pandemic.


ModeratorsJohn Davies and Lauren Evans

Speakers:
  • Suvir SIDHU, Suvir Sidhu, India
  • Anton MALTSEV, Baker & McKenzie, Russia
  • Fernanda MACHADO, Dauro Schettino Advogados, Brazil
  • Eleni SKOUFARI, Zepos & Yannopoulos, Greece
  • Vanessa NDOUMBE NKOTTO, BRS Avocats, Switzerland
  • Jennifer WILKIE, Brodies, United Kingdom
  • Caoimhe SYKES, Irwin Mitchell, United Kingdom
  • Bérangère DIOT, Cadiou & Barbe, France
17:00 » 18:00
18:15 » 19:30

Sponsors


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Organising Committee

Agata ADAMCZYK
Adamczyk, Liber & Współpracownicy (POLAND)

Kato AERTS
Lydian (BELGIUM)

Cherry ALMEIDA
Caland Advocaten (NETHERLANDS)

Giovanni ANGLES
Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP (UNITED STATES)

Chris ATKINSON
Lipman Karas LLP (UNITED KINGDOM)

Ferenc BALLEGEER
FB-Tax & Private Wealth Law (BELGIUM)

Luana BARROS
Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello Advogados (BRAZIL)

Marc BUCHMANN
Fischer Ramp Partner AG (SWITZERLAND)

Alisa BURKHARD
FlyingLawyers (SWITZERLAND)

Davide CANEPA
STUDIO LEGALE MORDIGLIA (ITALY)

Daria CAPOTORTO
Tonucci & Partners (ITALY)

Gustavo COELHO
Bastilho Coelho Advogados (BRAZIL)

Silvia DAHLBERG
Advokatfirman Vinge KB (SWEDEN)

John DAVIES
Farrer & Co (UNITED KINGDOM)

Jeroen DE CONINCK
Advocatenkantoor De Coninck (BELGIUM)

Jérôme DEBRAS
LEGALIM (FRANCE)

Carlos DEL RAZO
Solórzano, Carvajal, González y Pérez Correa, S.C. (MEXICO)

Liesbet DEMASURE
(BELGIUM)

Marika DEVAUX
MAAT avocat (FRANCE)

Bérangère DIOT
Cabinet d'avocats CADIOU BARBE LAROQUE (FRANCE)

Lauren EVANS
Kingsley Napley LLP (UNITED KINGDOM)

Adam FLACKS
Lipman Karas LLP (UNITED KINGDOM)

Hannah FRY
3 Hare Court Chambers (UNITED KINGDOM)

Inga GEORGE
boesling IP Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB (GERMANY)

Bruno GUARNIERI
Farroco Abreu Advogados (BRAZIL)

Bernd HAUCK
Kellerhals Carrard Basel KlG (SWITZERLAND)

Nicolas HERREN
Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law Ltd (SWITZERLAND)

Hendrikje HERRMANN
Ahlers & Vogel Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB (GERMANY)

Audrey JARRETON
Stibbe Avocats (LUXEMBOURG)

Rainer KASPAR
PHH Prochaska Havranek Rechtsanwälte GmbH & Co KG (AUSTRIA)

Katarzyna KUZMA
Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka sp.k. (POLAND)

Sophie LENS
ALTIUS (BELGIUM)

Laura MANZ
Kellerhals Carrard (SWITZERLAND)

Eliseo M. MARTíNEZ
Eliseo M. Martínez (SPAIN)

Giorgia MASSARO
Studio LegLegal (ITALY)

Edvinas MESKYS
Lietuvos jaunuju advokatu asociacija (LITHUANIA)

Johannes MEYER-MYKLESTAD
Advokatfirmaet Selmer AS (NORWAY)

Anda MIZE
European Lingerie Group (LATVIA)

Stefan MUELLER
Wenger & Vieli (SWITZERLAND)

Inka MüLLER-SEUBERT
CMS Hasche Sigle P. v. RAe u. StB mbB (GERMANY)

Katie NEWBURY
Kingsley Napley LLP (UNITED KINGDOM)

Ansam OKBANI
DELVISO-AVOCATS (FRANCE)

Alessandro PACI
R&P Legal Studio Associato (ITALY)

Krzysztof PAWLAK
Schoenherr Stangl sp.k. (POLAND)

Armando PERNA
Pozzi&Partners (ITALY)

Jacopo PIEMONTE
De Berti Jacchia (ITALY)

Lars RAEDSCHELDERS
Sherpa Law (BELGIUM)

Martin RAUBER
Eversheds Sutherland Ltd.. (SWITZERLAND)

Eliana RIVERA
Gestion Compartida S.A.S. (COLOMBIA)

Pierre-Yves SAMSON
Soffal (FRANCE)

Christian SAUER
BCLP (FRANCE)

Thomas SEEBER
Kunz Wallentin Rechtsanwälte GmbH (AUSTRIA)

Claire SHEPHERD
Travers Smith LLP (UNITED KINGDOM)

Malini SKANDACHANMUGARASAN
Doyle Clayton (UNITED KINGDOM)

Eleni SKOUFARI
Zepos & Yannopoulos Law Firm (GREECE)

Sharaf SULTAN
(CANADA)

Charlotte TREGUNNA
Peters & Peters (UNITED KINGDOM)

Sanne VAN RUITENBEEK
Pallas Advocaten (NETHERLANDS)

Julie WARNECKE
M&S Law S.à r.l. (LUXEMBOURG)

Dirk WIEGANDT
Hanefeld (GERMANY)

Lukas WIESER
ZFZ Zeiler Rechtsanwälte GmbH (AUSTRIA)

Clemens WILLVONSEDER
Binder Grösswang Rechtsanwälte GmbH (AUSTRIA)

Christopher WOLTERS
Blomstein Part mbB (GERMANY)