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Offshore trusts disputes - uniquely challenging?

12 May 2022 | 12:30 - 14:30 (BST)
London International Disputes Week


Charlotte Fraser, Farrer & Co; William George, Addleshaw Goddard; Arabella Murphy, IPOS Mediation; Luke Richardson, Baker McKenzie.

What this session will cover

Every dispute has its own technical and practical problems, but when offshore trusts are involved, there are unusual factors at play. In this session, the panel will look at questions including

  • The multinational legal team – how onshore and offshore lawyers collaborate, and the challenges that can arise
  • What’s really going on? Separating the legal issues from family/personal disharmony
  • How to mitigate the family and business fallout and manage allegations of fraud and dishonesty
  • Mediation – push and pull factors for lawyers and clients engaged in high-value trust litigation
  • Can it settle? How the involvement of trustees, minors and unborns can change the outcome of mediation