International Finance Survey

14 Mar 2019 3:37 PM | Anonymous

#FIGTMember Lucy Greenwood, #FIGTMember David Hodson and #FIGTMember Jennifer Patterson are gathering feedback in advance of their FIGT Conference Early Bird Forum, How to Help You and Your Business Thrive Financially Through Good Times and Bad on Sunday, April 28th, 8:15-9:45 am. 

After listening to various FIGT conference delegates and FIGT members over a number of years Lucy, David and Jennifer all heard the increasing demand for different professional advisers to help FIGT members better understand some of the practical financial and legal aspects of living in so many countries. FIGT members have asked questions about the best way of keeping track of their various assets including pensions scattered around the world, what special financial planning their lifestyles require, about tax issues affecting them or their entrepreneurial businesses as well as the impact of separation or divorce on their legal rights in different countries.

It is for this reason that for the first time at the upcoming FIGT conference in Bangkok #FIGT2019 there will be a panel session of just such professional advisers (financial, tax and international family lawyers) addressing international aspects of your personal or business financial arrangements and how to thrive through good times or bad.

We want to make this session as helpful and actionable as possible for FIGT members and attendees. To achieve this we need to hear from you. Please take 3 minutes to tell us about the issues you want addressed so that we to can better inform other FIGT members who are likely to share or have similar concerns or questions.

The survey is anonymous. No contact information will be collected, and your responses will only be shared with the panelists so that they can coordinate content. Further, the panelists will not use or disseminate the information collected outside of the panel presentation.

Lucy Greenwood is a partner at iFLG (The International Family Law Group LLP) based in London, and has specialised exclusively in family law for over 20 years. She has a broad depth of knowledge in resolving family law issues for international families. She is conscientious, meticulous and always ensures her clients are protected as much as possible from the rigors of litigation. The Legal 500 described Lucy as 'accurate, commercial and fast', in previous years she was ranked as a 'Leading Individual'. Lucy writes for websites, legal journals, presents seminars and lectures for the legal profession around the world. She is also a member of various professional groups which look after the interests of international families. IFLG advise complicated international cases, involving jurisdiction issues, finances and children issues including child maintenance and its enforcement.

David Hodson OBE, MCIArb is co-founder and Partner at International Family Law Group. A highly experienced family law dispute resolution specialist, especially involving international elements or complex assets, in 2014 David was appointed an OBE for “Services to International Family Law." David is a mediator, arbitrator, Deputy District Judge at The Central Family Court in London and an Australian solicitor and barrister. He is Visiting Professor at the University of Law and Honorary Professor of Law at the University of Leicester. He is the primary author of “The International Family Law Practice,” the leading textbook for practitioners and is co-author of “When Cupid's Arrow Crosses National Boundaries: A Guide for International Families." David writes extensively on family law and speaks at conferences internationally.

Jennifer Patterson. After discovering that her professional training was in reality perpetuating an outdated model and failing consumers, Jennifer Patterson created a new model for life and wealth in today’s global village and delivered it in her best-seller Financial Planning for Global Living. On a mission to close the gap between what global families need and the ability of regulated financial services firms to serve, she founded the Cross Border Living Institute to teach cross-border technical and practice related topics to practitioners and be the hub where the globally mobile go for the information, tools and training they need to thrive both today and tomorrow. She is also the founder of Patterson Partners, an independent advisory firm specializing in cross-border tax and financial planning. Jennifer has lived overseas over half her life, is the proud mama of two tri-nationals.

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