Event Overview


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Join us for a unique seminar in the picturesque Bahamas for a joint initiative between the Private Clients, Litigation, Commercial Fraud and Tax Law Commissions. The topics will include:

  • Offshore fraud investigations: the role of offshore services in the conduct of fraud and how the authorities have strived to address challenges by the use of corporate secrecy and opaque banking systems.
  • Offshore tax shelters: exploring issues of legitimacy and confidentiality in the fall-out of the Panama Papers.
  • Trusts under attack: benefi ciary requests for information and potential attacks in the wake of the Panama Papers.
  • Offshore insolvency: access to information and securing creditors’ rights.

The Bahamas is a stable, developing archipelagic nation that is scattered across more than 100,000 square miles of the Atlantic Ocean. The Bahamian economy is based primarily on tourism, which accounts for an estimated 60% of the gross domestic product (GDP) and employs about half the Bahamian workforce. Financial services is another important economic sector, which places the Bahamas among the world’s leading financial centers, particularly in the capital city, Nassau.

Once in the Bahamas, visitors can traverse attractions by way of taxi, rental car, scooter or bus. Ferries and water taxis are also readily available to quickly transport guests from one delightful island to the next. This is combined with world-famous white sand beaches, warm turquoise waters and a wide range of land and water activities including snorkelling and scuba diving, fishing, championship golf and international culinary options.

It’s easy to understand why this is an attractive venue for this AIJA event!

AIJA Commissions involved
  • Business Crime and Civil Fraud
  • International Private Clients and Family Law
  • Litigation
  • Tax Law


18:00 - 19:00

19:30 - 21:30

Sponsored by Lennox Paton

07:00 - 08:00

08:00 - 09:00

09:00 - 09:30

David Frølich, President of AIJA - Lund Elmer Sandager - Denmark
Members of the OC:
Sophia Rolle Kapousouzoglou - Lennox Paton - Bahamas
Paola Fudakowska  - Withers LLP - United Kingdom
Mark Beardsworth - Brown Rudnick LLP - United Kingdom
David Sleight - Kingsley Napley LLP - United Kingdom

09:30 - 11:00

This panel will explore the particular issues in identifying, locating and repatriating defendants and their assets in offshore jurisdictions. Recent high profile cases will be examined and considered to establish helpful practical tips and best practice. The role and effectiveness of overseas prosecutors, particularly from the US and UK will be evaluated. Governance and the regulatory framework of the financial services sector will be considered. Finally defence lawyers will explain developments in defending individuals in complex international fraud investigations.
Mark Beardsworth - Brown Rudnick LLP - United Kingdom
Simon Ray - 6 Kings Bench Walk - United Kingdom
Kharin Sears - Lennox Paton - Bahamas
Saverio Lembo - Bar & Karrer - Switzerland
Clara Poglia - Schellenberg Wittmer - Switzerland
Jonathan Addo - Harneys - BVI
11:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 13:00

Arthur Seligman - Lennox Paton - Bahamas
13:00 - 14:00

14:00 - 16:00

Lucy Organ - 6 Kings Bench Walk - United Kingdom
Marcus Parker - Summit Trust Group - Cayman islands
16:00 - 16:30

16:30 - 17:30

Richard Samuel - 3 Hare Court - United Kingdom 
Simon Ray - 6 Kings Bench Walk - United Kingdom 
20:00 - 23:00

Sponsored by Lennox Paton

10:00 - 10:30

10:30 - 11:00

11:00 - 13:00

Stephanie Reed Traband - Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider & Grossman LLP - USA
Arnoldo Lacayo - Astigarraga Davis - USA
Sophia Rolle-Kapousouzoglou - Lennox Paton - Bahamas
Chris Camponovo - Drumliffe LLC - USA
13:00 - 15:00

Margaritaville, One Marina Drive, Paradise Island, Bahamas
15:00 - 18:00

20:00 - 23:00

Bimini Road - Marina Village at Atlantis Hotel