Private Client Series in Dubai Conference

Collas Crill group partner Angela Calnan, who heads up the firm's fiduciary team in Guernsey, will be addressing the next Private Client Series conference in Dubai later this year.

Taking place on Monday 4 December, Angela will be joining Guernsey Finance at the event, focusing on 'structuring and advising your middle eastern client'.

The conference will consider the key regulatory changes - the introduction of VAT in the UAE, tax & structuring for HNWs, and real estate structuring and development in the Middle East.

Angela will be speaking twice at the event. She will first address 'Pensions and End of Service Schemes for Dubai Companies: Why Are They Needed and How Do They Work?' before joining the panel 'CRS Reporting & the UK Register of Trusts: Potential Criminal Sanctions: Grey Areas and Practical Guidance.'

For the latter, she will be joined by head of wealth planning at Rothschild Private Wealth, Miguel Good and private client tax specialist from Deloitte, Fiona McClafferty.

Angela said: "It is great to be speaking about opportunities rather than threats to the offshore trust industry for a change. Gratuity schemes continue to be a key area of work for my team and for Guernsey with our latest scheme comprising 7,500 employees across the UAE. The popularity of these schemes is likely to continue to grow with their very recent inclusion in our new pensions regulatory framework.

"CRS reporting, on the other hand, has been an administrative headache for our trustee clients and has sparked some interesting conversations around some of the practical points of implementation. It will be good to share that experience and to talk about the introduction of the various other registers and what that means for us going forward."

Angela is regarded as the "go to" lawyer in Guernsey for Middle East private client work and for foundations.She establishes, reorganises and terminates offshore dynastic structures (i.e. structures involving a combination of trusts, foundations and companies).

Having lived and worked in the UAE for a number of years, those structures are often (but not exclusively) for Middle Eastern families and commonly involve a family business and UK/UAE residential real estate.

You can find out more about the event here.

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