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FIRE International: Vilamoura

The flagship Asset Recovery event in the fraud & insolvency practitioner's calendar

17th - 19th May 2023 | Anantara Hotel, Vilamoura, Portugal

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Agenda

Registration
13.00pm

Lunch
1.30pm

Hosted by:

Hotel Check-In
3.00pm

Advisory Board Welcome
3.15pm

Rebecca Hume, Partner
Gateley

James Popperwell , Partner
Macfarlanes

Interactive Workshops
3.20pm

The choice is yours! Either attend a workshop combo or dive into a live cyber scenario for the afternoon. 

Delegates will have the choice of attending interactive Workshops 1 & 2 OR Workshop 3: The Cyber Digital Live Scenarios.

Workshop 1: Asset Recovery Against States

Examining enforcement and other disciplines which can contribute to the successful recovery of monies

Philip Riches QC, Barrister
Twenty Essex

Joshua Folkard, Barrister
Twenty Essex

Workshop 2: The Right Legal Path with Inadequate or Wrong Information

Elizabeth Seborg, Partner
PCB Byrne (UK)

Nicola Boulton, Partner
PCB Byrne (UK)

OR

Workshop 3: Cyber & digital live scenarios

Would you like to play a cyber game with us?

Join us for a fun and informative session where we walk attendees through a simulated cyber-attack – you’ll learn what you need to know, what not to do, how to prioritise and how to develop the emotional rigour necessary to deal with a cyber crisis. Get a real insight into what motivates hackers, how not to be the soft target, and the legal and practical opportunities to prepare for the inevitable cyber-attack. Develop your understanding of ransomware attacks and options for paying, tracing and recovering bitcoin payments. It’s important to never waste a good crisis!

This session will be run by industry-leading cybersecurity and cryptoasset recovery specialists: Vijay Rathour and Carmel King

Carmel King, Director
Grant Thornton

Vijay Rathour, Partner, Head of the Digital Forensics Group
Grant Thornton

Refreshment Break
4.05pm

Interactive Workshops
4.20pm

The choice is yours! Either attend a workshop combo or dive into a live cyber scenario for the afternoon. 

Delegates will have the choice of attending interactive Workshops 1 & 2 OR Workshop 3: The Cyber Digital Live Scenarios

Workshop 1: Asset Recovery Against States

Examining enforcement and other disciplines which can contribute to the successful recovery of monies

Philip Riches QC, Barrister
Twenty Essex

Joshua Folkard, Barrister
Twenty Essex

Workshop 2: The Right Legal Path with Inadequate or Wrong Information

Elizabeth Seborg, Partner
PCB Byrne (UK)

Nicola Boulton, Partner
PCB Byrne (UK)

OR

Workshop 3 Continued: Cyber & digital live scenarios

Would you like to play a cyber game with us?

Join us for a fun and informative session where we walk attendees through a simulated cyber-attack – you’ll learn what you need to know, what not to do, how to prioritise and how to develop the emotional rigour necessary to deal with a cyber crisis. Get a real insight into what motivates hackers, how not to be the soft target, and the legal and practical opportunities to prepare for the inevitable cyber-attack. Develop your understanding of ransomware attacks and options for paying, tracing and recovering bitcoin payments. It’s important to never waste a good crisis!

This session will be run by industry-leading cybersecurity and cryptoasset recovery specialists: Vijay Rathour and Carmel King

Carmel King, Director
Grant Thornton

Vijay Rathour, Partner, Head of the Digital Forensics Group
Grant Thornton

Chair's Summation & Close of Day 1 Workshop Afternoon
5.05pm

Welcome Drinks Reception
5.15pm

Until 7.30pm 

Hosted by:

Raiidar FIRE International Drinks Reception
9.30pm

Atlantic Bar - Until 11.30pm. To register please click here

Registration, Tea & Coffee
9.00am

Advisory Board Opening Remarks
9.30am

Colin Diss, Partner
Grant Thornton

Rebecca Hume, Partner
Gateley

New World...New Normal... Government Policy & Regulation
9.45am

Tom Burgis, Investigative Journalist & Author
Financial Times & Kleptopia

Attack the sham!
10.45am

How do you effectively use insolvency and asset recovery toolkits in conjunction with each other to attack sham corporate structures and Asset Protection Trusts to make Recoveries?

Hannes Arnold, Senior Partner
Gasser Partner (Liechtenstein)

William Redgrave , Partner
Baker & Partners

Simon Jerrum, Partner
HFW

Leyza Blanco , Shareholder
Sequor Law (USA)

Refreshment Break
11.25am

Effective Use of the Interplay between common law and civil law jurisdictions in a successful global asset recovery strategy
11.45am

Alex Stolyar, Partner
Loeb & Loeb (Los Angeles, USA)

Laurence Ponty, Partner
Archipel (Switzerland)

Marcelo Lucidi, Partner
DFA Advogados (Brazil)

Benoît Mauron, Partner
LALIVE

All's Fair in Love and War - Asset Recovery in High Net Worth Divorce Proceedings
12.25pm

Hannah Davie, Partner
Grant Thornton

Lesley Timms , Partner
Withers

Alex Carruthers , Partner
Hughes Fowler Carruthers

Carly Kinch, Partner
Stewarts

Lunch
13.05pm

Hosted by:

Chairs for the Afternoon

Rick Brown, Partner
HFW

Kristina Kicks, Managing Director
Interpath Advisory

Cryptocurrency - How to make recoveries in the digital currency world
2.20pm

Benedict Hamilton, Managing Director
Kroll

Dani Haston, Head of Global Asset Management
Chainalysis, Inc

Sheila Ng, Partner
Rajah & Tann (Singapore)

Jessica Lee, Associate
Brown Rudnick

International Enforcement
3.00pm

Brian Lacy, Partner
Ogier (BVI)

Baruch Baigel, Partner & Joint Head of Dispute Resolution
Asserson (Israel)

Evin Durmaz, Associate
Monfrini Bitton Klein

Refreshment Break
3.40pm

Ice Ice, Maybe? - Are freezing Orders too Easy to Obtain?
4.00pm

Join us for a hot seat debate!

Two teams barristers and practitioners, will try to convince you of their argument. One team taking the position that freezing order are easy to obtain and the other taking the position that they aren't. 

They debate and you decide by casting your vote.

Jason Woodland, Partner
Peters & Peters

Sophia Purkis, Partner
Fladgate LLP

Andrew Fulton QC, Barrister
Twenty Essex

Josephine Davies, Barrister
Twenty Essex

James Popperwell , Partner
Macfarlanes

So, what are your strengths and weaknesses? - Cross undertakings in damages
4.45pm

What is the appropriate level of fortification and what are the challenges faced on an inquiry into damages?

Lucy Pert , Partner
Hausfeld (UK)

Ben Johnson, Managing Director
BRG

Lucy Colter, Barrister
4 New Square

Daniel Saoul QC, Barrister
4 New Square

James Popperwell , Partner
Macfarlanes

Chair's Summation & Close of Day 2
5.30pm

Leisure Time
5.30pm

Conference Drinks Reception
6.00pm

Hosted by:

Conference Dinner
8.00pm

Hosted by: 

 

and 

 

Good Morning, Tea & Coffee
9.15am

Advisory Board Re-cap
9.45am

Key Takeaways from Roundtables & Panels

Regional Streams - Round the World
9.50am

- Unique format 
- Streamed sessions
- Attend 4 of 6 

  • Updates from the CEE, CIS region
  • Middle East
  • LatAm

Where are we now? Updates from the CEE, CIS region

Tomislav Šunjka, Founder & Principal
ŠunjkaLaw (Serbia)

Olga Bischof, Partner
Brown Rudnick

Denis Piskunov, Attorney-at-law
Magnusson (Estonia)

Middle East

Taher Abdeen Ibrahim, Partner
Hadef & Partners (Dubai)

Sara Sheffield , Partner
Charles Russell Speechlys (Dubai)

Mohammed Al Dahbashi, Managing Partner
ADG Legal (Dubai)

LatAm

Bernardo Porras, Partner
Hughes & Hughes (Uruguay)

André Rocha, Partner
EXM Partners (Brazil)

Gabriela Gobbi , Attorney
Duarte Forssell Advogados (DFA) (Brazil)

Regional Streams - Round the World
10.30am

- Unique format 
- Streamed sessions
- Attend 4 of 6 

  • Africa - Hide and seek: How African assets are hidden away, and effective ways to find them
  • Asia
  • India

Africa - Hide and seek: How African assets are hidden away, and effective ways to find them

Amaechi Nsofor, Partner, Head of Africa Business Group
Grant Thornton

Joana Andrade Correia, Partner
Raposo Bernardo & Associados (Portugal)

Samantha Davies, Barrister
Goldsmith Chambers

Lara Von Wildenrath, Senior Associate
Appleby

Asia

Kwong Chiew Ee , Partner
Rahmat Lim & Partners (Malaysia)

Sheila Ng, Partner
Rajah & Tann (Singapore)

Abraham Vergis SC, Managing Director
Providence Law Asia (Singapore)

India

Kanika Kitchlu-Connolly, Partner
TLT LLP

Rob Armstrong, Managing Director, Restructuring
Kroll

Sushmita Gandhi, Partner
IndusLaw (India)

Morning Refreshment Break
11.10am

Regional Streams - Round the World
11.30am

- Unique format 
- Streamed sessions
- Attend 4 of 6 

  • Updates from the CEE, CIS region
  • Middle East
  • LatAm

Regional Streams - Round the World
12.10pm

- Unique format 
- Streamed sessions
- Attend 4 of 6 

  • Africa - Hide and seek: How African assets are hidden away, and effective ways to find them
  • Asia
  • India

Advisory Board Thanks & Close of Event
12.50pm

Farewell Lunch
1.00pm

13.00pm
Registration
1.30pm
Lunch

Hosted by:

3.00pm
Hotel Check-In
3.15pm
Advisory Board Welcome
Rebecca Hume - Partner - Gateley
James Popperwell - Partner - Macfarlanes
3.20pm
Interactive Workshops

The choice is yours! Either attend a workshop combo or dive into a live cyber scenario for the afternoon. 

Delegates will have the choice of attending interactive Workshops 1 & 2 OR Workshop 3: The Cyber Digital Live Scenarios.

Workshop 1: Asset Recovery Against States

Examining enforcement and other disciplines which can contribute to the successful recovery of monies

Philip Riches QC - Barrister - Twenty Essex
Joshua Folkard - Barrister - Twenty Essex
Workshop 2: The Right Legal Path with Inadequate or Wrong Information
Elizabeth Seborg - Partner - PCB Byrne (UK)
Nicola Boulton - Partner - PCB Byrne (UK)
OR
Workshop 3: Cyber & digital live scenarios

Would you like to play a cyber game with us?

Join us for a fun and informative session where we walk attendees through a simulated cyber-attack – you’ll learn what you need to know, what not to do, how to prioritise and how to develop the emotional rigour necessary to deal with a cyber crisis. Get a real insight into what motivates hackers, how not to be the soft target, and the legal and practical opportunities to prepare for the inevitable cyber-attack. Develop your understanding of ransomware attacks and options for paying, tracing and recovering bitcoin payments. It’s important to never waste a good crisis!

This session will be run by industry-leading cybersecurity and cryptoasset recovery specialists: Vijay Rathour and Carmel King

Carmel King - Director - Grant Thornton
Vijay Rathour - Partner, Head of the Digital Forensics Group - Grant Thornton
4.05pm
Refreshment Break
4.20pm
Interactive Workshops

The choice is yours! Either attend a workshop combo or dive into a live cyber scenario for the afternoon. 

Delegates will have the choice of attending interactive Workshops 1 & 2 OR Workshop 3: The Cyber Digital Live Scenarios

Workshop 1: Asset Recovery Against States

Examining enforcement and other disciplines which can contribute to the successful recovery of monies

Philip Riches QC - Barrister - Twenty Essex
Joshua Folkard - Barrister - Twenty Essex
Workshop 2: The Right Legal Path with Inadequate or Wrong Information
Elizabeth Seborg - Partner - PCB Byrne (UK)
Nicola Boulton - Partner - PCB Byrne (UK)
OR
Workshop 3 Continued: Cyber & digital live scenarios

Would you like to play a cyber game with us?

Join us for a fun and informative session where we walk attendees through a simulated cyber-attack – you’ll learn what you need to know, what not to do, how to prioritise and how to develop the emotional rigour necessary to deal with a cyber crisis. Get a real insight into what motivates hackers, how not to be the soft target, and the legal and practical opportunities to prepare for the inevitable cyber-attack. Develop your understanding of ransomware attacks and options for paying, tracing and recovering bitcoin payments. It’s important to never waste a good crisis!

This session will be run by industry-leading cybersecurity and cryptoasset recovery specialists: Vijay Rathour and Carmel King

Carmel King - Director - Grant Thornton
Vijay Rathour - Partner, Head of the Digital Forensics Group - Grant Thornton
5.05pm
Chair's Summation & Close of Day 1 Workshop Afternoon
5.15pm
Welcome Drinks Reception

Until 7.30pm 

Hosted by:

9.30pm
Raiidar FIRE International Drinks Reception

Atlantic Bar - Until 11.30pm. To register please click here

9.00am
Registration, Tea & Coffee
9.30am
Advisory Board Opening Remarks
Colin Diss - Partner - Grant Thornton
Rebecca Hume - Partner - Gateley
9.45am
New World...New Normal... Government Policy & Regulation
Tom Burgis - Investigative Journalist & Author - Financial Times & Kleptopia
10.45am
Attack the sham!

How do you effectively use insolvency and asset recovery toolkits in conjunction with each other to attack sham corporate structures and Asset Protection Trusts to make Recoveries?

Hannes Arnold - Senior Partner - Gasser Partner (Liechtenstein)
William Redgrave - Partner - Baker & Partners
Simon Jerrum - Partner - HFW
Leyza Blanco - Shareholder - Sequor Law (USA)
11.25am
Refreshment Break
11.45am
Effective Use of the Interplay between common law and civil law jurisdictions in a successful global asset recovery strategy
Alex Stolyar - Partner - Loeb & Loeb (Los Angeles, USA)
Laurence Ponty - Partner - Archipel (Switzerland)
Marcelo Lucidi - Partner - DFA Advogados (Brazil)
Benoît Mauron - Partner - LALIVE
12.25pm
All's Fair in Love and War - Asset Recovery in High Net Worth Divorce Proceedings
Hannah Davie - Partner - Grant Thornton
Lesley Timms - Partner - Withers
Alex Carruthers - Partner - Hughes Fowler Carruthers
Carly Kinch - Partner - Stewarts
13.05pm
Lunch

Hosted by:

Chairs for the Afternoon
Rick Brown - Partner - HFW
Kristina Kicks - Managing Director - Interpath Advisory
2.20pm
Cryptocurrency - How to make recoveries in the digital currency world
Benedict Hamilton - Managing Director - Kroll
Dani Haston - Head of Global Asset Management - Chainalysis, Inc
Sheila Ng - Partner - Rajah & Tann (Singapore)
Jessica Lee - Associate - Brown Rudnick
3.00pm
International Enforcement
Brian Lacy - Partner - Ogier (BVI)
Baruch Baigel - Partner & Joint Head of Dispute Resolution - Asserson (Israel)
Evin Durmaz - Associate - Monfrini Bitton Klein
3.40pm
Refreshment Break
4.00pm
Ice Ice, Maybe? - Are freezing Orders too Easy to Obtain?

Join us for a hot seat debate!

Two teams barristers and practitioners, will try to convince you of their argument. One team taking the position that freezing order are easy to obtain and the other taking the position that they aren't. 

They debate and you decide by casting your vote.

Jason Woodland - Partner - Peters & Peters
Sophia Purkis - Partner - Fladgate LLP
Andrew Fulton QC - Barrister - Twenty Essex
Josephine Davies - Barrister - Twenty Essex
James Popperwell - Partner - Macfarlanes
4.45pm
So, what are your strengths and weaknesses? - Cross undertakings in damages

What is the appropriate level of fortification and what are the challenges faced on an inquiry into damages?

Lucy Pert - Partner - Hausfeld (UK)
Ben Johnson - Managing Director - BRG
Lucy Colter - Barrister - 4 New Square
Daniel Saoul QC - Barrister - 4 New Square
James Popperwell - Partner - Macfarlanes
5.30pm
Chair's Summation & Close of Day 2
5.30pm
Leisure Time
6.00pm
Conference Drinks Reception

Hosted by:

8.00pm
Conference Dinner

Hosted by: 

 

and 

 

9.15am
Good Morning, Tea & Coffee
9.45am
Advisory Board Re-cap

Key Takeaways from Roundtables & Panels

9.50am
Regional Streams - Round the World

- Unique format 
- Streamed sessions
- Attend 4 of 6 

  • Updates from the CEE, CIS region
  • Middle East
  • LatAm
Where are we now? Updates from the CEE, CIS region
Tomislav Šunjka - Founder & Principal - ŠunjkaLaw (Serbia)
Olga Bischof - Partner - Brown Rudnick
Denis Piskunov - Attorney-at-law - Magnusson (Estonia)
Middle East
Taher Abdeen Ibrahim - Partner - Hadef & Partners (Dubai)
Sara Sheffield - Partner - Charles Russell Speechlys (Dubai)
Mohammed Al Dahbashi - Managing Partner - ADG Legal (Dubai)
LatAm
Bernardo Porras - Partner - Hughes & Hughes (Uruguay)
André Rocha - Partner - EXM Partners (Brazil)
Gabriela Gobbi - Attorney - Duarte Forssell Advogados (DFA) (Brazil)
10.30am
Regional Streams - Round the World

- Unique format 
- Streamed sessions
- Attend 4 of 6 

  • Africa - Hide and seek: How African assets are hidden away, and effective ways to find them
  • Asia
  • India
Africa - Hide and seek: How African assets are hidden away, and effective ways to find them
Amaechi Nsofor - Partner, Head of Africa Business Group - Grant Thornton
Joana Andrade Correia - Partner - Raposo Bernardo & Associados (Portugal)
Samantha Davies - Barrister - Goldsmith Chambers
Lara Von Wildenrath - Senior Associate - Appleby
Asia
Kwong Chiew Ee - Partner - Rahmat Lim & Partners (Malaysia)
Sheila Ng - Partner - Rajah & Tann (Singapore)
Abraham Vergis SC - Managing Director - Providence Law Asia (Singapore)
India
Kanika Kitchlu-Connolly - Partner - TLT LLP
Rob Armstrong - Managing Director, Restructuring - Kroll
Sushmita Gandhi - Partner - IndusLaw (India)
11.10am
Morning Refreshment Break
11.30am
Regional Streams - Round the World

- Unique format 
- Streamed sessions
- Attend 4 of 6 

  • Updates from the CEE, CIS region
  • Middle East
  • LatAm
12.10pm
Regional Streams - Round the World

- Unique format 
- Streamed sessions
- Attend 4 of 6 

  • Africa - Hide and seek: How African assets are hidden away, and effective ways to find them
  • Asia
  • India
12.50pm
Advisory Board Thanks & Close of Event
1.00pm
Farewell Lunch

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