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Gibraltar Conference 2015 - Details

When 5 November 2015
from 01:45 PM to 08:20 PM
Where Sunborn, Gibraltar
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For a downloadable PDF of the programme, please click here.

1.45pm Registration & Coffee

2.15pm Welcomes by Amanda Tipples QC, Vice Chair of the Chancery Bar Association, and
the Minister of Justice, the Hon Gilbert Licudi QC MP

2.30pm        PART ONE

Chair: Adrian Jack, Justice of the Supreme Court of Gibraltar

(1)    Simon Johnson, Enterprise Chambers, Lincoln’s Inn:

The implementation of UNCITRAL Model Law in Gibraltar
•    Background: UNCITRAL Model Law
•    Overview of the Insolvency (Cross-Border Insolvencies) Regulations 2014
•    Practical points arising from English case law on Cross Border Insolvency Regulations 2006

(2)    Conn MacEvilly, 9 Stone Buildings, Lincoln’s Inn:

Recognition of Gibraltar insolvency proceedings in English courts - practical steps
•    Why apply – the benefits of a recognition order
•    The legal framework
•    The requirement for sanction
•    Making the recognition application in England and Wales

(3)    Elspeth Talbot Rice QC, XXIV Old Buildings, Lincoln’s Inn:

It's Freezing here!
•    Can freestanding injunctions in support of foreign proceedings be granted?  
•    And against respondents against whom no cause of action is alleged?

4.00pm Refreshment Break

4.30pm Chief Justice of Gibraltar - Address

4.45pm        PART TWO

Chair: Keith Azopardi QC, Chairman of the Gibraltar Bar Council

(1)    Tom Leech QC, Herbert Smith Freehills:

Looking After Leviathan: Setting aside trustee decisions on the grounds of mistake

(2)    Oliver Marre, Tax Chambers, 15 Old Square, Lincoln’s Inn:

The Status of Gibraltar under EU Law – a question for referral to the CJEU “par excellence”
•    Recent UK cases, including Fisher v HMRC and The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming  Association litigation
•    European / Human rights case law
•    The current reference to the CJEU
•    Relevance and impact for those in practice in Gibraltar and those doing business in Gibraltar

(3)    Nicholas Le Poidevin QC, New Square Chambers, Lincoln’s Inn:

Challenges to trusts internationally and firewalls
Enforcement and jurisdiction
•    Gaps in firewalls
•    Divorce
•    Confidentiality and disclosure

6.15pm Closing Remarks  

6.20pm Champagne & Canapés Reception


3 hours CPD