Mourant Ozannes hosts second trusts conference

Law firm Mourant Ozannes will hold its second International Trusts and Private Client Conference on Friday, 5 October at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.

Attorneys from Mourant Ozannes’ International Trusts and Private Client team will be joined once again by other well-known experts in the field.

Morven McMillan, who heads the Mourant Ozannes’ ITPC team in Cayman, will speak and co-chair the conference with Shân Warnock-Smith.

“We welcome the opportunity to build on the great success of last year’s event in promoting the jurisdiction as a centre of excellence in wealth management and in demonstrating the strength and depth of expertise in Mourant Ozannes’ International Trusts and Private Client team,” said Ms McMillan.

Compared to last year, the conference will feature additional break-out sessions to allow delegates a wider choice and provide a greater number of expert speakers. “One of the particularly gratifying aspects of our conference last year was that the feedback was universally positive and so other than further diversifying the choice in breakout sessions, we are sticking with the tried and tested structure from last year,” Ms McMillan said.

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This means the role play, which highlights some of the issues discussed at the event in a more lighthearted way, makes its return after proving to be a particularly popular session last year. “I had a lot of fun with the role play last year and I am looking forward to seeing, it and perhaps, if I am asked, participating in it again, this year.”

She explained that some of the conference agenda items this year are highly topical such as “International trust litigation and the divorcing spouse”, “The Art of Compromise” and “Trustee investments: what can we do when it all goes wrong?”. Others topics, like the “Drafting Masterclass” and “The Art of Structuring” have been chosen because they will have practical application and relevance to the day to day practice of every trusts practitioner who attends the conference.

Key speakers this year include Joshua Rubenstein from Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP in New York and Nicholas Holland from Bircham Dyson Bell LLP in London.

Like the 2011 event, the conference will be hosted in collaboration with Rawlinson and Hunter and Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Limited, with CIBC Bank and Trust Company (Cayman) coming on board this year to sponsor the key note speaker.

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