Wilberforce and Jirehouse – Nevis Seminar
Friday 25 September 2015
11.30am - 2.00pm
The Four Seasons Resort, Nevis (Ballrooms A&B),
New departures in Tracing
Tom Lowe QC
- Expanding the Proprietary Base – FHR European Ventures LLP and others v Cedar Capital Partners LLC
- Broadening the tracing techniques – Brazil v Durant International
- Narrowing the defence of bona fide purchaser – Credit Agricole v Papadimitriou
What you need to know when suing offshore corporations in onshore derivative actions
- International litigants often seek to bring derivative actions in US Courts for wrongs done to offshore companies. Many of these claims run into early difficulties.
- There are important differences to the laws of the leading Caribbean jurisdiction, specifically the Cayman Islands, the BVI, Bermuda and the Bahamas. How do these differences affect litigation strategies and which cases are suited to onshore litigation?
- What assistance can the onshore litigant obtain from the offshore Courts to assist onshore claims?
FATCA: The Practitioner’s Perspective
Stephen David Jones – Jirehouse
The Freedman case – mistake in practice after Pitt v Holt
Clare Stanley QC
- What does “causative ignorance” mean?
- What is a “mistaken tacit assumption”?
- Importance of evidence
- Mistakes exclusively about tax
- Is “but for” causation required?