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Webinar – Why the United States is Becoming the World’s Largest Offshore Financial Centre

In this exclusive Webinar to accompany his KYC360 article Bruce Zagaris will talk about the flight of capital from traditional OFC’s to the United States and consider how America’s refusal to play by the rules it has imposed on other countries is leading to accusations of double standards. As the United States is the largest kid in the playground it is benefiting from capital inflows as foreign financial centres feel the pain of common reporting standards and greater transparency.

Guest Presenter

Bruce Zagaris

Bruce Zagaris is a partner with the law firm of Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, LLP, Washington, D.C. His criminal work has included counseling on testifying as an expert in international criminal cases involving evidence gathering, extradition, prisoner transfers, money laundering and tax crimes, and counseling of witnesses for grand jury investigations. Since 1985, he has edited the INTERNATIONAL ENFORCEMENT LAW REPORTER. He has been an adjunct professor of law at several law schools. He has authored and edited several books, including INTERNATIONAL WHITE COLLAR CRIME: CASES AND MATERIALS (2s ed. Cambridge U. Press, 2015), INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW with Jordan Paust et al (4th ed. Carolina Academic Press, 2013) and hundreds of articles on international law.

He has represented various governments and international organizations on international financial services, transparency, and financial regulatory issues. For several governments he has advised on and participated in negotiations with respect to income tax treaties, tax information exchange agreements, and mutual assistance in criminal matters treaties. Since 1981, he has registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. He has testified several times in Congress on international tax, financial services, and international evidence gathering issues.

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