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Protection and recovery of assets in on- and offshore jurisdictions, interim relief and the impact of international sanctions

Join us for a joint seminar of the Litigation and Business Crime and Civil Fraud Commissions in the picturesque Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao, where we will delve deep into the challenges in global asset recovery and the enforcement of judgments abroad.

The event will take place from Thursday 11 until Saturday 13 April 2024. In the two-day joint seminar, we will explore current subjects such as the protection and recovery of assets in foreign jurisdictions, available forms of interim relief, and the impact of international sanctions.

The joint seminar will focus on the complexities and unique challenges associated with asset recovery and the enforcement of judgments in foreign jurisdictions, including recent developments in these areas. The academic programme will give helpful insights into navigating the legal intricacies of various foreign/offshore jurisdictions, discussing critical topics such as jurisdictional hurdles, legal frameworks, and cross-border cooperation. This will give you the chance to gain a comprehensive understanding of the opportunities and pitfalls in global asset recovery, empowering you to effectively tackle complex international cases. We will also be exploring the available forms of interim relief, including disclosure orders and seizure/attachment of assets (under common and civil law systems), and the implications of international sanctions and related sanctions litigation.. Our speakers will dissect the evolving landscape of judgment enforcement, offering strategic guidance on seizing assets, freezing orders, and other essential legal tools. You will gain invaluable knowledge on overcoming jurisdictional challenges, and an understanding of the latest international sanctions regimes, maximising your chances of successful enforcement.

Curaçao is the perfect place for an enchanting social programme, which will include a dinner and party on the beach and an optional trip by catamaran along the west coast of the island, stopping at Cas Abou Beach, named by National Geographic as one of the 21 best beaches in the world.

You will have the opportunity to discover Curaçao, a stunning tropical paradise in the Caribbean, famous for its azure waters, pristine beaches, and vibrant culture. Indulge in the island's renowned hospitality, savour local delicacies, and explore the vibrant streets of Willemstad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting colourful colonial architecture. As you bask in the island's natural beauty, prepare to immerse yourself in an intellectually stimulating environment that promises to enhance your expertise and broaden your perspectives.

This seminar is a must-go for all lawyers with an international litigation practice and other lawyers dealing with asset protection and sanctions.

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AIJA Commissions involved
  • Business Crime and Civil Fraud
  • Litigation


Challenges in global asset recovery and enforcement of judgments


17:00 - 19:00

Address: 152 Pietermaai Willemstad 

Address: Penstraat 41-43 Pietermaai, Willemstad


Address: Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort, John F Kennedy Boulevard 3, Piscadera Bay, Willemstad
08:15 - 08:45

08:45 - 09:45

Join us for the kick-off opening panel of our seminar, where we delve into the intricate landscape of civil fraud litigation and asset recovery.

Through engaging discussions and real-world case studies, we will explore innovative strategies, legal frameworks, and collaborative efforts that are essential in navigating this multifaceted terrain.

ModeratorRuzbeh Hosseini, Cambridge LLP, Toronto, Canada

  • Jens Stadtmüller, Stadtmüller Dispute Consulting, Mannheim, Germany
  • Rogier van den Heuvel, VANEPS, Willemstad, Curaçao
  • Marcelo Ribeiro, Lefosse, Brasília, Brazil
  • Sophia Rolle-Kapousouzoglou, LennoxPaton, The Bahamas

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09:45 - 10:15

10:15 - 11:15

As traditional notions of assets continue to expand beyond physical boundaries, the rise of cryptocurrencies and other digital assets has introduced a new dimension to the concept of intangible assets. In this panel, we will explore the complex world of tracing intangible assets in the digital age. This panel will feature legal experts and an asset tracing specialist, who will provide valuable perspectives on the challenges and share innovative strategies when searching for digital assets.

Moderator: Grégoire Chappuis, Niederer Kraft Frey, Geneva, Switzerland

  • Jamie Roberts, Quantuma, Cayman Islands
  • Johannes Wick, Hausfeld, Germany
  • Rosie Wild, Cooke Young & Keidan, England
  • Frederic Buret, Grant Thornton UK LLP, England
11:15 - 12:15

The intangible and often borderless nature of digital assets, including cryptocurrencies, NFTs and other forms of digital property, present challenges relating to jurisdiction and applicable law. On this panel, we will discuss the challenges associated with establishing jurisdiction in cases involving digital assets and the uncertainties regarding the applicable law. We will also discuss strategies for mitigating or minimizing such legal ambiguity, including the UNIDROIT Digital Assets and Private Law project.

Moderator: Katarzyna Szczudlik, Schoenherr Halwa sp.k., Poland

  • Wajma Mangal, Mangal Legal, Hamburg, Germany
  • Carsten Otto, Wenger Plattner, Zürich, Switzerland
  • Kajal Patel, Cooke, Younge & Keidan, London, United Kingdom
  • Paul Sluijter, Houthoff, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
12:15 - 13:15

13:15 - 14:15

Interim relief and disclosure orders can play a vital role in asset tracing and recovery, especially in cases involving intangible or digital assets. However, there are differences in how these orders can be sought and implemented in common law and civil law jurisdictions. In this session, we will explore how these orders can assist in asset search and recovery and discuss important distinctions between the different legal systems. We will also discuss potential other methods outside of interim relief and disclosure orders that may be helpful in asset search and recovery.

Moderator: Natalia Kabacińska, WKB Lawyers, Warsaw, Poland

  • Stefan Tuinenga, Lindenbaum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Nienke Lillington, Campbells, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
  • Michelle Lindholm, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Diego Maximin, Britton & Iglesias, Panama, Panama
14:15 - 14:45

14:45 - 15:45

International sanctions have emerged as a tool for nations to assert influence, promote human rights, and discourage undesirable behaviors. However, the enforcement of international sanctions can have serious implications on enforcement proceedings of judgments. This panel will discuss how the imposition of sanctions may alter the dynamics of ongoing legal battles, stifle the enforcement of judgments, and potentially lead to unintended outcomes or 'pyrrhic victories'.

Moderator: Anouk Rosielle, Dentons Europe, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

  • Marcel Frey, Prager Dreifuss, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Adrian Zwettler, Binder Grösswang, Vienna, Austria
  • Christopher Wolters, Blomstein, Berlin, Germany
  • Gabriela Vásquez, Galindo, Arias & López, Panama, Panama

17:30 - 23:59

Address: Coral Estate, Rif St Marie, Willemstad


Address: Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort, John F Kennedy Boulevard 3, Piscadera Bay, Willemstad
10:00 - 12:30

In this engaging and interactive workshop, you will have the opportunity to put your knowledge and insights gained from previous sessions into practice by delving into a carefully crafted mock case centered around international fraud, asset tracing and the enforcement of judgments. Through collaborative analysis, group discussions, and guided exercises, you will devise effective strategies to address the complexities of the digital age and maximise recovery for your client.

  • Judith de Boer, Hertoghs Advocaten, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Evin Durmaz, Monfrini Bitton Klein, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Juan Mendoza, Sequor Law, Miami, Florida, USA
  • Charlotte Glaser, Cadwalader, London, United Kingdom
12:30 - 13:30



Fees & General Info

There are currently no registration fees available.

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Prepare your stay

We are pleased to announce that the sessions of the upcoming seminar will be held at the Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort.

Address: John F Kennedy Boulevard, 3, Piscadera Bay, Willemstad, Curacao.


We would like to inform you that we no longer hold a room block at the Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort. Accommodation is now based solely on availability and the rates offered by the hotel.

If you still need to book a room, you can do so directly with the Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort or other nearby accommodations via the following link.

Nearby Hotels

AIJA has partnered with HotelMap, an online accommodation platform that offers a variety of budget-friendly options. By clicking on the button below, you will be able to choose from a wide range of alternative hotels near the event venue. With just a few clicks, you can easily book your accommodation directly on the platform.

Nearby Hotels

Practical Information

Dress code:

To all participants attending Thursday’s dinner and the sessions, we recommend a business casual dress code, which includes long-sleeved pants and a business shirt or polo shirt.

For the Friday dinner, as it will be held on the beach, we suggest beach casual attire. Examples of beach casual wear include lightweight, breathable clothing such as linen trousers, sundresses, and casual shirts or blouses. Additionally, please be aware that the dinner will take place on the sand, so appropriate shoes are recommended. Heels are absolutely not recommended due to the terrain.

And for those who have registered for the boat trip, swimwear is the appropriate dress code.


Money & ATM:

In Curaçao, US Dollars are universally accepted, while Euros can only be exchanged at local banks. Currency exchange services are available at various local banks, but it's essential to note that banks typically close between 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm. When exchanging money, a valid ID is required. Additionally, some hotels may facilitate the exchange of small amounts in USD or EUR at the front desk.

Credit cards, particularly Visa and Eurocard/Mastercard, are widely accepted throughout the island. However, American Express may not have universal acceptance, so it's advisable to confirm its usability beforehand, especially for significant transactions. Most establishments, including stores, restaurants, and hotels, welcome credit and debit card payments. Nevertheless, having a small amount of cash in US Dollars or Antillean Guilders is recommended for use at gas stations and certain attractions.


Electrical Plugs/Adaptors:

Understanding the electrical outlets in Curaçao is crucial. The standard voltage is 110-130 Volts at 50Hz, utilising a two-pin 'Type A' power plug similar to the US. While some devices operate at both 110V and 220V, it's wise to check in advance. Consider bringing a plug adaptor for different plug types, or they can be purchased on the island. Some accommodations feature 220V outlets requiring the standard European plug.


Public Transport & Taxis:

For seamless travel between Hato International Airport and your hotel, consider utilizing your hotel's transfer service if available; inquire at the front desk for details. Alternatively, taxis are easily accessible, with a stand to the left upon entering the arrivals hall. Another option is to explore local taxi services using the provided link. Taxis operate on government-regulated, standard fares (non-metered), so it's advisable to inquire about fares in advance.

Public transportation, such as buses, offers an additional travel option. Large buses (Konvoi) and small vans (Bus) operate from terminals in Punda or Otrabanda, primarily located in front of post offices at the Waaigat.

For further information or inquiries, refer to the provided link.

Organising Committee

Sebastiaan BARTEN Spigt Dutch Caribbean N.V. (CURAÇAO)
Charlotte TREGUNNA Peters & Peters (UNITED KINGDOM)
Diederik VAN TUYLL Höcker advocaten (NETHERLANDS)


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