Awareness session of DIFC Trust and Foundations laws

Overview

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is organising an awareness session of the DIFC Trust and Foundations Laws, which will be in enacted in 2018.
Event Objective:
Mr. Jacques Visser, Chief Legal Officer of DIFC Authority will introduce the DIFC Trust and Foundations Laws jointly with Mr. David Russell, AM, QC, Outer Temple Chambers, Chairman of the DIFC Wealth Management Review Working Group.
Moderator: Mr. Fadi Hammadeh, General Counsel – Group Legal, Governance & Compliance, Al-Futtaim Group.
Date: Tuesday, 30 January 2018
Time: 8:30am - 11:45am
Venue: DIFC Conference Centre – Precinct Building 4
Agenda:

  • 8:30 am - 9:00 am: Networking and Registration
  • 9:00 am - 9:10 am: Welcome Address
    • Speaker: Salmaan Jaffery, Chief Business Development Officer, Dubai International Financial Centre Authority
  • 9:10 am - 10:10 am: Presentation
    • Introduction to Trusts and Foundations as Family Wealth management vehicles
    • Outline of the new DIFC Foundations Law and updated Trust Law
    • Implications of the new Dubai Endowments Law
    • Speaker: David Russell, AM, QC, Outer Temple Chambers, Chairman of the DIFC Wealth Management Review Working Group
  • 10:10 am - 10:30 am: Coffee Break
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am: Panel Discussion
    • Comparison of DIFC Trusts and Foundations with other GCC and international financial Centre models
    • Setting up Trusts and Foundations in the DIFC
    • Speaker: David Russell, AM, QC, Outer Temple Chambers, Chairman of the DIFC Wealth Management Review Working Group
      Jacques Visser, Chief Legal Officer, Dubai International Financial Centre Authority
    • Moderator: Fadi Hammadeh, General Counsel– Group Legal, Governance & Compliance | Al-Futtaim Group.
  • 11:30 am - 11:45 am: Q&A

If you would like to attend, please register here.

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