Appley Bermuda partner to speak at International
Contentious Trusts Conference

11 May2017

Topics include: trusts and divorce, asset tracing and information orders

Appleby Partner Keith Robinson will be speaking at the International Contentious Trusts Conference to be held on 15 May in Barcelona. The conference theme is “Show me the money” and is hosted by London law firms Boodle Hatfield, Charles Russell Speechlys, Clifford Chance, Forsters, Stephenson Harwood and Taylor Wessing. The conference features exceptional leading trust practitioners from several of the top offshore jurisdictions, and the topics will focus on trusts and divorce, asset tracing and information orders.

Mr Robinson will speak on a panel chaired by Emma Jordan of Taylor Wessing in London which will consider the mechanisms used by a number of offshore jurisdictions to ensure that trust structures are established only by those who have legitimate wealth and wealth planning objectives and not by others. He will be joined on the panel with leading practitioners from a number of other jurisdictions.

Mr Robinson’s practice focuses on high value trust disputes and restructurings often with a multi-jurisdictional element. He has advised and represented trustees, beneficiaries and other fiduciaries. He has been involved in many of the major trust cases in Bermuda over the last number of years and has written extensively and spoken widely in Bermuda and internationally on Bermuda trust law. Mr Robinson is Chair of STEP Bermuda and is an elected member of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law (TIAETL). He further serves on the Trust Focus Group and the Trust Law Reform Committee of the Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA). 

Mr Robinson said, “Representing Bermuda at such a fantastic conference is a privilege, and I look forward to my panel discussion. Bermuda continues to show that it is ahead of the pack in terms of trust law reform and the quality of its trust industry. I look forward to sharing that message in Barcelona.” 


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