Event Date/Time: Sep 03, 2006 End Date/Time: Sep 09, 2006
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The Oxford Offshore Symposium is borne of 16 years of development and dedication and is thus deserving of its reputation as one of the most highly acclaimed, unique and sought after courses in the international financial industry.

Through continual evolution, each year has introduced new elements in the programme as the organisers strive to ensure that the symposium remains respondent to the ever-changing needs of all those involved in this sector.

Bringing together distinguished professionals from around the globe, the symposium provides an opportunity for delegates to interact and debate with an international faculty of lecturers thus benefiting from their collective knowledge and expertise throughout the duration of this weeklong event.

The programme has been prepared to equip delegates with the knowledge and tools essential for global wealth management. Traditional lectures are combined with panel discussions and open floor debate. Each day is structured to address particular themes in logical succession and will be chaired by an expert in that particular field. Focusing upon the obstacles that stand in the way of protecting, preserving and distributing wealth; the methods of overcoming such challenges; and techniques for International Tax Planning.

To enhance the practical element of the programme, delegates will work throughout the week in small groups on a case study. Each group will present their individual case to a panel of judges on the final day. This will be followed by a reception and formal closing dinner at which the winning case study group will be announced and presented with the Willoughby Memorial Award.


PROGRAMME


SUNDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 2006

15.00 - 17.00 Registration at the Symposium office, Jesus College - Located in the Third Quad, Staircase 15



17:15 - 18:00 Symposium and Case Study Introduction
James A. F. Wadham, Director of Studies
An introduction and explanation of the course and Case Studies.
To be held in the Habakkuk Room - Third Quad




18:00 Welcome Reception
to be held on the Lawn of the Inner Quadrangle,
followed by a Welcome Dinner in the Great Hall.

After dinner introduction from Prof. Charles A. Cain
to include a brief history of the offshore world - how we got to be here today




MONDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 2006
Chairperson - Marcus C. Killick
THE PROBLEMS FACING THE OFFSHORE WORLD
I - Law and Regulation

08.15 - 09.00 Choice of Continental or English Breakfast served in the Great Hall
09.00 - 09.45 Lecture
The continuing impact of international assessments on finance centres
Marcus C. Killick, Gibraltar
An overview of the ongoing developments of international regulatory standards, their use in assessing offshore centres and how business has been influenced.

09.45 - 10.30 Lecture
A real threat to offshore centres? The new wave of tax investigations
John Nugent, Isle of Man
Why a new breed of tax investigations may pose a greater threat to offshore centres than other perceived risks. Examining the genesis and nature of these investigations, considering their impact on offshore centres and their businesses and introducing the action these parties need to take to protect themselves.

10.30 - 11.00 Morning Coffee will be served in the Common Room

11.00 - 12.00 Lecture
Exchange of information under treaties
Richard Hay, UK
Specific or "double tax" treaties.
12.00 - 12.45 Lecture
TIEAs and other treaty issues
Marshall Langer, UK
OECD countries demand TIEAs but some offshore centres obtain tax treaties with meaningful benefits. We look at some recent examples of treaties obtained by Barbados, Belize, Hong Kong, Malaysia (Labuan), Mauritius, Seychelles, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and others
12.45 -14.00 Luncheon will be served in the Great Hall

14.00 - 14.45 Lecture
Offshore coming onshore
Bruce Zagaris, USA
How the disparity of the application of international standards has created prejudice
14.45 - 15.30 Lecture
The principles of direct and indirect taxation
Terry Morris, UK
How can you lose it when you earn it, when you spend it and when you die
15.30 - 16.15 Lecture
The principles of succession and estate administration
Nicholas Jacob, UK
With testamentary freedom

16.15 - 16.30 Afternoon Tea will be served in the Common Room
16.30 - 17.30 Panel Discussion
General Overview
Led by Richard Hay, UK with Marcus C. Killick, Gibraltar and John Nugent, Isle of Man
What is happening in practice in various offshore jurisdictions?

17.30 Recommended case study group time
19.15 Dinner will be served in the Great Hall

20.30 - 21.15 Evening Session
Litigation against company directors and trustees
Shân Warnock-Smith QC, UK
Recent cases and strategies for getting at the service providers
The evening session will take place in the Great Hall


TUESDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 2006
Chairperson - Richard Hay
THE PROBLEMS FACING THE OFFSHORE WORLD
II - Clients and making money

08.15 - 09.00 Choice of Continental or English Breakfast served in the Great Hall
0900 - 10.30 Panel Discussion
Expectations of Clients I
Led by Howard S. Fisher, USA with Andrew de la Rosa, UK & Richard Hay, UK
The problems faced by clients from the USA, Southern and Central America
10.30 - 11.00 Morning Coffee will be served in the Common Room

11.00 - 12.30 Panel Discussion
Expectations of Clients II
Led by Dr. H.L. Bernhard Vischer, Switzerland with Nicholas Jacob, UK & Peter Harris, UK
The problems faced by clients from the British Isles and Old Europe

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch will be served in the Great Hall
14.00 - 15.30 Panel Discussion
Expectations of Clients III
Led by William A. Ahern, Hong Kong with Barry J. Woods, Australia and John W. Hart, New Zealand
The problems faced by clients from the Asia/Pacific Region
15.30 - 16.00 Afternoon Tea will be served in the Common Room
16.00 - 17.00 Panel Discussion
Expectations of Clients IV
Led by Andrew de la Rosa, UK & Shân Warnock-Smith QC, UK
The problems faced by clients from Sharía/Middle Eastern World
17.00 - 17.30 Lecture
Can the investment manager ever satisfy the client?
Brad Walmsley, Switzerland
The conflict between client expectations & investment outcome: aligning risk and return in the client's mind
17.30 Recommended case study group time

19.15 Dinner will be served in the Great Hall
20.30 - 21.15 Evening Session
The Daniel J. Mitchell Lecture
The Economics of Tax Competition
The Daniel J. Mitchell Lecture will take place in the Great Hall


WEDNESDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 2006
Chairperson - Nigel Goodeve-Docker
SOLUTIONS I -
Trusts, Foundations, Companies and Partnerships

08.15 - 09.00 Choice of Continental or English Breakfast served in the Great Hall
09.00 - 09.30 Lecture
What is a trust?
Nigel Goodeve-Docker, UK
What are the variations? Where are they found? What is not a trust?

09.30 - 11.00 Panel Discussion
Trusts and sham trusts in the offshore world
Led by Nigel Goodeve- Docker UK, with Anthony Molloy, QC, New Zealand and John W. Hart, New Zealand
Is it possible to juggle the expectations of clients and still be a trustee?
11.00 - 11.15 Morning Coffee will be served in the Common Room
11.15 - 12.00 Lecture
What is a foundation?
Dr. Markus H. Wanger, Liechtenstein
How is it different from a trust and other civil law arrangements?


12.00 - 12.30 Lecture
What is a partnership?
Anthony Molloy, QC, New Zealand
What are the variations? How do they differ from trusts, companies, and foundations? Common and civil law examples.

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch will be served in the Great Hall
14.00 - 14.30 Lecture
What is a company I?
Andrew De La Rosa, UK
Various models and how they are used - the English and IBC models.
14.30 - 15.00 Lecture
What is a company II?
Howard S. Fisher, USA
Various models and how they are used - the US models.



15.00 - 15.30 Afternoon Tea will be served in the Common Room
15.30 - 16.00 Lecture
What is a company III?
Dr H. L. Bernhard Vischer, Switzerland
Various models and how they are used - the Swiss model and the French model
16.00 -16.30 Lecture
What is a company? IV
Edmond Hartsuiker, The Netherlands
Various models and how they are used ­ the Dutch model

16.30 - 17.00 Lecture
What is not a company I?
Prof. Charles A. Cain, Isle of Man
Exotic forms, companies limited by guarantee, "cell" companies.

17.00 - 17.30 Lecture
What is not a company II?
Peter Harris, UK
Civil law examples e.g. SCI from France and others.
19.15 Dinner will be served in the Great Hall
20.30 An After Dinner Talk by Dr. Trevor Carmichael
Trevor Carmichael, Barbados
The future commercial internationalism; forging, flexible and vaguely forseeable - A wandering look at the future of international commerce, exploring areas ranging from arbitration to extradiction and telecommunications to trusts. A search into the future which does not neglect the past; part of the ongoing quest to find answers and learn lessons, some of which may descend upon us during this week at Jesus College



THURSDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 2006
Chairperson - Dr H. L. Bernhard Vischer
SOLUTIONS II -
Insurance, Charities, Mutual Funds, Treaty Benefits

08.15 - 09.00 Choice of Continental or English Breakfast served in the Great Hall
09.00 - 09.45 Lecture
What is insurance?
Denis A. Kleinfeld, USVI
A short lecture to cover the history and basics of what insurance and re-insurance is all about

09.45 - 10.30 Lecture
How to use insurance
Denis A. Kleinfeld, USVI
Much is said about the use of this tool, but what is it really and how does it function?

10.30 - 11.00 Morning Coffee will be served in the Common Room
11.00 - 11.45 Lecture
What is a fund?
Peter J. O'Dwyer, Ireland
Mutual funds, private funds, hedge funds... the jargon explained and the potential examined. Putting the pieces together
11.45 - 12.30 Lecture
How to use a fund
Peter J. O'Dwyer, Ireland
Uses of fund vehicles for investment and wealth management, taxation issues, cross-frontier solutions

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch will be served in the Great Hall
14.00 - 14.45 Lecture
What is a double tax treaty?
Bruce Zagaris, USA
A short lecture to cover the basics of a double tax treaty
14.45 - 15.30 Lecture
How to use a double tax treaty
Bruce Zagaris, USA & Denis A. Kleinfeld, USVI
How are they used? What other treaties exist that can be of use?
15.30 - 16.00 Afternoon Tea will be served in the Common Room

16.00 - 16.45 Lecture
What is a charity?
Clive Cutbill, UK
A short lecture to cover the basics of a charity in England
16.45 - 17.30 Lecture
How to use a charity
Richard A. Cassell, UK
Supposedly it begins at home, but how can it be used offshore?
17.30 Recommended Case Study Group Time
19.15 Dinner will be served in the Great Hall
20.30 - 21.45 Evening Session
Ask the Experts
Led By Dr. H. L. Bernhard Vischer, Switzerland
Join the lecturers to debate the issues of the Industry
To be held in the Habakkuk Room, Third Quad
21.45 - 22.00 Evening Session
Case Study Prologue


FRIDAY 8 SEPTEMBER 2006
Chairperson - Prof. Charles A. Cain
Techniques for International Tax Planning

08.15 - 09.00 Choice of Continental or English Breakfast served in the Great Hall
09.00 - 10.00 Panel Discussion
International Tax Planning Options I
Led by Howard S. Fisher, USA with Denis A. Kleinfeld, USVI & Joe Field, UK
Solutions utilising the USA and the Caribbean
10.00 - 11.00 Panel Discussion
International Tax Planning Options II
Led by Edmond Hartsuiker, The Netherlands, with Terry Morris, UK & Ray F. Snow, UK
Solutions utilising the UK, Holland & Switzerland

10.30 - 11.00 Morning Coffee will be served in the Common Room
11.00 - 12.30 Panel Discussion
International Tax Planning Options III
Led by Barry J. Woods, Australia with William A. Ahern, Hong Kong, John W. Hart, New Zealand, James A. F. Wadham, Hong Kong & David Chong, Singapore
Solutions utilising the Asia/Pacific regions (including Singapore, Brunei, Labuan, Hong Kong & The Phillipines)

1230 - 1400 Lunch will be served in the Great Hall
14.00 - 14.45 Lecture
The future for International tax planning I
Howard S. Fisher, USA
The future of tax planning from the US perspective
14.45 - 15.30 Lecture
The future for International tax planning II
Anthony Molloy QC, New Zealand
The future of tax planning from the non-US perspective
15.30 - 16.00 Case Study Preparation Time
16.00 - 17.00 Case Study Presentations
18.15 Reception and Group Photograph
Held on the Lawn of the Inner Quadrangle.
Please note that all attendees should be present for the group photograph, which will be taken at 6.30pm.
19.30 Formal Closing Dinner
Case Study Evaluation, End of Course Comments and Closing Speech
James A. F. Wadham, Hong Kong

SATURDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2005
SHOPPING AND SIGHT-SEEING DAY

08.30 - 09.15 Choice of Continental or English Breakfast served in the Great Hall
1230 - 1400 Lunch will be served in the Great Hall
16.00 All rooms to be vacated

The Conference Organisers would be happy to assist delegates in compiling their personal itinerary

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Registration The registration fee includes all tuition, lecture exercises, lecture notes, accommodation and full board at Jesus College for the duration of the event. The Earlybird registration fee is GBP3,950.00 & UK VAT ( total amount payable GBP4,641.25 available until 1st July 2006). The full registration fee is GBP4,250.00 & UK VAT ( total amount payable GBP4,993.75). Where a non-participating guest accompanies a delegate, there will be an additional fee for accommodation, breakfast, luncheon and dinner of GBP995.00 & UK VAT (total amount payable GBP1169.13). Places are strictly limited in order to maintain a high lecturer/delegate ratio. Therefore, early booking is advisable. To register, please complete the attached form and fax to +44 (0) 28 9032 8555. 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