Welcome to STEP LatAm 2021! We are delighted to be in Riviera Maya.
2020 saw the beginning of what can only be called the most disruptive global event that the world has seen in some decades. The question on everyone's mind is "now what?" Join us for an in-depth look at the impact of OECD tax policies over the past decade and then a futurecasting of what's on the table for the balance of this decade and into the 2030's. How will the OECD impact policy, the global economy and the regulatory climate going forward?
Join our speaker as they discuss the current onshore structures for asset protection and tax efficiency in Latin America including local fideicomisos, which can be efficient and effective structures on many fronts.
Join our distinguished speaker for a historical review of Latin America and then fast forward to his predictions for the future. A review of his current political and economic views on past events in the region will provide a backdrop for some critical insights on growth and development in the region. What does the future hold for Latin America?
The next wave, OECD and EU mandatory disclosure rules are rapidly spreading from Europe into LatAm. What do LatAm advisors need to know in order to advise their clients on this likely future landscape?
An in-depth analysis of the trend of "redistribution of wealth" driven by THE OECD and adopted by some LATAM governments, this topic will seek to understand what will be the impact of this trend (and others) on the wealth planning sector both onshore and offshore.
Since the change in government in the US, a number of changes are either on the horizon or in the works including: the US transfer tax system for non-resident individuals; the NRA status for tax purposes and US Situs rules. How will these new tax rules affect wealth structuring and trust and estate planning professionals with LATAM clients?
According to those in the know, the success of a Family Enterprise can be greatly enhanced by building a bridge to the next generation with a "Founder to Family Philosophy" that embraces good governance. But, the age old challenge of executing a plan is often scuttled when families go to war! Join our speakers, the Founder of a successful family business and their advisor as they discuss the real time challenges to managing these complex times.
Winners must be in attendance!
Enjoy stunning Riviera Maya and the beautiful Mayakoba Resort!
What impact will this have on IFCs, wealth structuring, trust & estate practitioners and LatAm families?
A companion topic to immigration politics and policy, we will now take the global citizen concept to the next level. More and more mobile, HNW and UHNW families are increasingly becoming 'residents of the world', as these families are now chosing multiple domiciles based entirely on their desirability for residency and the ease of doing business. What are the trends, advantages and pitfalls of the Diaspora of the 20th Century?
What is STEP doing around the world?
In the past, lawyers from the region have had challenges in balancing the domestic legal and tax implications of common law trusts and how they operate in practice. Our panel will examine case law jurisprudence regarding common law trusts established for Latam families that have been challenged in court and provide some "just in time" key learnings from these cases.
In an ever evolving AML world, the crime of tax evasion is increasingly an AML predicate offence and even advisers are becoming targets for past or historical advice given. In the light of this disturbing trend, what increased precautions should advisors and the industry as a whole be adopting?
Join us for recognition of the Thesis Topic winner for 2021. This year's Thesis Topic: A Resurgence of Wealth Taxes in Latin America. The practical and tax policy implications facing professionals in 2021.
The recent record high-price of Bitcoin confirms the importance of cryptocurrency as a viable alternative to more traditional investment options. This evocative presentation will explore in particular, how to control the origin of those assets and how to avoid investments being relegated to ML and other criminal activities. On one hand, we'll adress the main concern of bankers, trustees and managers of investment funds whooften advise clients not to invest massively in cryptocurrencies and other digital assets and on the other hand, we'll take a look at the on-going pressure clients are facing to "keep up with the Joneses", and not get left behind!
An age old dilemma -- not following the trust’s letter of wishes vs. not complying with the foundation’s regulations. What will two litigation lawyers; one speaking on civil law foundations and one speaking on trusts have to say about this?
Increasingly, economic substance and numerous rules over controlled foreign corporations can create disadvantageous tax consequences for clients -- could it be that planning strategies utilizing funds are a better alternative to providing adequate economic substance requirements?
There is a continuing global movement towards not just beneficial ownership registries, but making these registries public as the future global standard. Will this come to pass and what will be the impact on trust and estate professionals going forward? Let's discuss ...
Santiago Bilinkis is a celebrated Argentinian entrepreneur, technologist and author. In 2010 he was invited to attend Singularity University at a NASA site in Silicon Valley, where he had the opportunity to study and work with the most prominent scientists in the world. A celebrated author, he has written about potential scientific advances and the new technologies that have recently arisen icluding AI. A noted futurist, Santiago promises to enlighten, amaze and distrupt in this keynote presentation.
One of the (literal) hottest topics for 2021; sustainable investing. Increasingly investors are looking for green funds as investment alternatives. How will this impact trust practitioners' fiduciary duties?
Do not miss the closing gala event hosted on the beautiful beachfront of the Mayakoba resort! Cocktails, dinner and dancing await you.