Volaw Group is proud to be participating as a general sponsor of Opal’s prestigious Family Office Symposium in Dubai on 12 November 2015 at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in the DIFC. Part of Opal’s Private Wealth Series, this family office conference is a premier event for high net worth individuals, family offices and their advisers. The Dubai symposium is tailored to Middle Eastern investors who have an interest in new and exciting investment opportunities world-wide. With presentations and panel discussions on real estate, private equity and other alternative asset classes, as well as succession planning and family office best practices, and how to continue to build on existing wealth. This conference provides the opportunity for the expected 150 delegates to learn from and mingle with industry experts and each other. The event will start with a networking reception on the evening of 11 November followed a full day of panel driven discussions, workshops, and more networking opportunities on 12 November. Volaw will be represented at the conference by directors Trevor Norman and Richard Fagan and regional consultants Paul Homsy and Aly Shah. Indeed, Volaw director Trevor Norman has been invited to participate as a panellist during the session on ‘Succession Planning: The Advantages of Seeking Strategic Advice‘, which will cover the following areas:

  • Cultural aspects influencing Middle East family offices
  • Evolving from patriarchal control to professional governance
  • Education for family members and skill set

The conference will have a strong Jersey presence, as Jersey Finance is also a general sponsor of the conference. Details of the Symposium and a full list of sponsors is available on Opal’s website. If you have any questions or interest in attending please contact Matthew Sullivan from Opal. He is able to offer a 25+% discount on registration or sponsorship fees for any of Volaw’s contacts who wish to attend the conference. Institutional end-investors can qualify for complimentary attendance, subject to approval by Opal. Matthew can be reached via +1-212-532-9898 x220 or msullivan@opalgroup.net. We look forward to seeing you there! If you would like to arrange a meeting with our representatives at the event, please contact Trevor Norman (tnorman@volaw.com) or Richard Fagan (rfagan@volaw.com).