Some of the world’s leading experts have been in Jersey to speak at the International Trusts & Private Client Forum.

The one day event, organised as part of the IBC Private Client Series, was introduced by Jersey’s Assistant Chief Minister, Senator Sir Philip Bailhache and featured contributions from some of the biggest names in the sector, including speakers from Mourant Ozannes, Barclays Wealth and Clifford Chance.

Mourant Ozannes was the lead partner in the event, which was held at the Grand Hotel, Jersey. More than 24 speakers were invited to take part, covering nine new and diverse topics including panel debates on divorce and trusts, international litigation, the key threats facing trusts and the changing role and nature of trusteeship. There were also break-out sessions on regulatory and legal changes affecting clients in the United States and a focus on trusts and structures in Asia – an important new market for the Channel Islands.

Douglas Close, who heads Mourant Ozannes ground-breaking International Trusts and Private Client practice, said:

‘It was a significant opportunity for Jersey to host such a prestigious conference as this, with so many eminent speakers on the topic. Mourant Ozannes was pleased to be able to support the event and to take part, with many of the key topics being addressed by members of our team.’

Mourant Ozannes is supporting a similar event in Guernsey next month.