Our Managing Director Mr. Soteris Pittas attended as a speaker, the International Conference "ASSET RECOVERY INTERNATIONAL" held on 27th February to 1st March 2019 at Dublin, Ireland.


Mr. Pittas participated in the Session “ASSET PROTECTION TRUSTS: HOW TO BREAK THEM ?” and presented the position of Cyprus on the topic.


Mr. Pittas co-panellists were Mr. Jef Klazen (KOBRE & KIM – USA), Mr. Yves Lein (MONFRINI BITTON KLEIN – SWITZERLAND) and chairperson Mrs. Rebecca Hume (KOBRE & KIM – CAYMAN ISLANDS)



The panel looked at key jurisdictions known for asset protection trusts and discussed the way in which such vehicles may be unpacked to recover assets where there has been a fraud.


In the Conference, there were over 50 experienced professionals as speakers and over 250 delegates from more than 25 countries. 


Other topics discussed in the Conference were:


• How to Identify, Investigate and Recover the US$150 Million Proceeds of a “Cunning and Well-Orchestrated Fraud”

• Trends in Fraud: Is Fraud Changing, or are Fraudsters just using New Means to the Same End?

• Freezing the Un-freezable: Freezing and Enforcing against Unusual Assets

• Shades of Grey in Fraud Litigation: How do Courts Approach Fraud Disputes where both the Claimant and the Defendant are Dishonest?

• 4 Continents, 4 Fraud and Corruption Scandals: Lessons for Asset Recovery Specialists

• How to help your IP - In a fraud scenario what investigations can be done before applying for an insolvency process, so as to help the IP get off to a flying start?

• Forum Shopping: Strategic Planning to Maximize Recoveries– Part 1

• Mock Forum Shopping: The Race to the Assets - Part 2

• Debate: Is The Battle Against Fraudsters is Being Won in English Common Law Jurisdictions?

• Proprietary Claims in Insolvency









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