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Greater China Series: Private Wealth Disputes

Date 
1 December 2020
Time
10:00 am - 11:00 am
GreaterChina





Join us for the 3rd part in our Greater China Series on the topic of private wealth disputes. The discussion will cover the latest dispute trends and implications for trustees, bankers and other advisors. It will cover the variety of disputes between family, governments, financial institutions, business partners & trustees. It will look at disputes about entitlement, tax & enforcement both onshore & offshore.

The session will be moderated by:

Richard Grasby - Founder of RDG Fiduciary Services Limited and Registered Foreign Lawyer at Facey & Associates LLP and based in Hong Kong since 2009. Richard is admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales, the British Virgin Islands ("BVI") and the Cayman Islands. Richard has lived and worked in Jersey, the UK, the Cayman Islands and Hong Kong for some of the leading law firms including Maples, Ogier, SJ Berwin and Charles Russell Speechlys LLP. He is a member of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law, the International Bar Association, International Fiscal Association, Hong Kong Trustees Association, Family Firm Institute and STEP. For STEP he is a member of the Global Steering Committees for International Client and Business Families and a member of the Hong Kong branch committee.

We are delighted to be joined by our expert panel:

Mark Tucker - Global Head of Wealth Advisory, Barclays Private Bank, London. Mark leads a team of 15 International Wealth Advisors based in London, Geneva and India. Mark and his team work alongside Private Bankers across all geographies and markets to assist clients with their complex cross border estate planning needs.

Mark has spent 21 years at Barclays in London, Geneva and the Isle of Man prior to which he worked for an independent Trust Company in Jersey. Mark is a member of the STEP (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners).

Callum McNeil - Partner, Walkers, Hong Kong. Callum is a Partner in Walkers' Global Insolvency and Dispute Resolution Group. He is a highly experienced Commercial Litigator who has developed particular expertise in contentious funds and cross border insolvency matters. Qualified in four jurisdictions, he has spent the last eleven years working offshore in the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands and the Channel Islands. Prior to this he gained five years' home jurisdiction experience in Australia where he also handled a broad range of commercial litigation and insolvency work, regularly appearing before the Queensland Supreme Court and the Federal Court of Australia.

Callum has experience across the contentious sector including insolvency & restructuring, investment fund disputes, corporate disputes, commercial dispute resolution, banking litigation, trust litigation, fraud litigation, asset tracing, negligence claims and arbitration & mediation. His particular expertise is investment fund disputes, shareholder disputes and insolvency. In addition, Callum has successfully brought urgent injunction applications before the courts of the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Guernsey and Australia.

Ruben Sinha - Senior Associate, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, London. Ruben is based in London within the Family Asset Protection team, part of the firm's wider global Private Wealth group.

He focuses on advising UHNW clients, family offices, professional trustees and private banks in complex international cases. He has developed a niche with a focus on work at the 'intersection' of the traditional family and chancery spheres, often advising on matters involving overlapping matrimonial, contentious trust and private client issues. Over the last few years, he has been involved in a number of high profile and reported cases, some of which have shaped the law in these areas. His focus is on asset protection to ensure wealth is preserved in the event of family disputes and divorce. He is also involved in complex high-value cross-border family litigation. He has a particular interest in cases involving offshore trusts and has significant expertise advising professional trustees in matrimonial proceedings.

Having practised in Hong Kong for 5 years, most of his work is of an international nature. He has particular experience advising wealthy Hong Kong and South-East Asian families with connections to the UK. Ruben has been recognised in the Legal 500, Legal Week's Private Client Global Elite 'Ones to Watch', Citywealth's Top 100 Future Leaders and Citywealth's Leaders List.

John Han - Partner, Kobre & Kim, Hong Kong. John focuses his practice on cross-border asset disputes involving Greater China, the U.S., and English common law jurisdictions, including the British Virgin Islands. Mr. Han regularly represents ultra-high-net-worth individuals in deploying offensive, defensive and counter-offensive strategies aimed at defending or recovering assets in the context of business disputes, large-scale insolvencies and fraud investigations, among other issues. He is admitted as a Solicitor Advocate in Hong Kong, in the United States, and in the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts, and regularly leads asset-related disputes that implicate multiple jurisdictions and venues. He is a Beijing native and fluent Mandarin Chinese speaker, and clients rely on his deep regional business knowledge and bilingual language capabilities.

Among his recent experience, Mr. Han represented an Asia-based high-net-worth individual in undertaking a risk assessment of financial holdings, including performing a "stress test" of asset structures, in aid of anticipated asset blocking and forfeiture efforts arising from U.S. sanctions regimes

Before joining Kobre & Kim, Mr. Han practiced at Covington & Burling LLP, where he focused on financial services and securities litigation and cross-border disputes.

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(last minute registrations will need to be managed at tickets@pcd.club - bookings on the day of the webinar will be closed via website).




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