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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.