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Offshore Under Attack: You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

01 Jul 2020

Location: 4pm - 5pm Virtual Event
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Offshore Under Attack: You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

Highlights

In a post Covid and Brexit world the need for onshore governments to raise taxes and increase their tax base will assume paramount importance.

Offshore can expect to be put under siege, our panel will discuss what that may mean and what offshore islands will need to do to survive the inevitable Tsunami.

Hear from industry heavyweights

  • Edward Buckland
  • Richard Hay
  • James Quarmby
  • Mark Pragnell
Richard Hay
Partner
Stikeman Elliott

Richard Hay is a partner in the London office specializing in international tax law, and Head of the International Private Banking and Financial Regulation Group in the London office. Richard advises financial institutions and private clients on tax, regulatory and political risk aspects of cross-border estate planning structures for high net worth families, including those in Canada, Latin America, Asia and Europe. Richard also advises IFC Forum, banks and private clients on financial regulation and the information exchange initiatives conducted by the G-20, the OECD, the EU, FATF and the IMF.


Richard Hay
Richard Hay Partner
Stikeman Elliott
James Quarmby
Partner
Stephenson Harwood

James was also a finalist for 'solicitor of the year' in the Law Society Excellence Awards 2018. He is ranked by Spears as being in the Top 10 tax and trust lawyers in the UK.

The Legal 500 describes him as a “very experienced tax lawyer with commendable professionalism and responsiveness ” and Chambers describes James as "the fount of all knowledge". He has a wide ranging practice, advising on international trusts, taxation, pensions and HMRC disputes.

James is currently named in the eprivateclient's "50 Most Influential in Private Wealth" and his team is the holder of various awards, including "International Law Firm of the Year” in the prestigious STEP Private Client Awards (2018), "Private Client Law Firm of the Year" in the Wealth Briefing Awards (2015, 2017 and 2018) and the British Legal Awards (2015). James is one of the most prominent private client lawyers in the UK and frequently appears in the press and broadcast media (Sky News, BBC TV News, BBC Radios 2 / 3 / 4 / 5, Bloomberg TV and the BBC World Service).

As well as being a solicitor, regulated by the SRA, he is a Registered Tax Technician, regulated by the Association of Tax Technicians (ATT). He is an active member of STEP and a contributing editor for Lexis/Nexis.


James Quarmby
James Quarmby Partner
Stephenson Harwood
Edward Buckland
Senior Client Partner
LGL Trustees

Edward specialises in the management and administration of complex cross border vehicles, protectorships and creating and running private trust company structures.

Edward qualified as an English solicitor with Allen & Overy in 1990 and has 30 years’ experience of international trust planning.  He has worked in a number of jurisdictions including the Bahamas, Switzerland and Guernsey.

Until 2016 Edward was the Global Head of Fiduciary for a major international banking group, a position he held from 2011.

Edward was elected as Chair of STEP Worldwide in November 2014 and was also the Chair of STEP’s International Board of Directors, positions he held until the end of 2016. He is now one of only 7  Emeritus members of STEP an accolade awarded for outstanding and exceptional service to the Society. He is a Vice President of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law and a member of the editorial board of Trusts & Trustees.  Edward has been recognised for his leadership roles in industry by many bodies including most recently the 2020 list of the 50 most influential people in the private client world  published by eprivateclient.


Edward Buckland
Edward Buckland Senior Client Partner
LGL Trustees
Mark Pragnell
Director
Pragmatix Advisory

Mark Pragnell is an economist and director of Pragmatix Advisory, a strategy research consultancy. With over 25 years' experience of applying economics to markets, businesses and public policy, he advises companies, trade associations and public bodies globally. He helps them plan for the future, understand the implications of changing government policy and make their case to investors, regulators and politicians. He has produced influential research into international finance centres – and has helped lift the debate with pathbreaking reports including Jersey’s value to Britain, Jersey’s value to Africa and BVI’s global contribution. He was previously director of strategy and consultancy at Capital Economics and managing director of Centre for Economics and Business Research. Full profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/markpragnell/.


Mark Pragnell
Mark Pragnell Director
Pragmatix Advisory

Agenda

3.55pm
Audience Logon
4.00pm
Chair's Opening Remarks
Speakers:
Edward Buckland - Senior Client Partner - LGL Trustees
4.05pm
Offshore Under Attack: You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet
Speakers:
Richard Hay - Partner - Stikeman Elliott
James Quarmby - Partner - Stephenson Harwood
Mark Pragnell - Director - Pragmatix Advisory
Edward Buckland - Senior Client Partner - LGL Trustees
5.00pm
Chair's Summation & Close of Event
Speakers:
Edward Buckland - Senior Client Partner - LGL Trustees

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