The Team

Speaker List

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David Cracknell

Strategic Communications Director

Big Tent Communications

Former Political Editor of The Sunday Times. Awarding-winning and experienced PR, crisis and reputation management specialist. Founded Big Tent Communications more than 12 years ago. Advised presidents, prime ministers, CEOs, FTSE firms, Premier League football club, Rolls-Royce, Tata Steel, De Beers, Northern Rock and Lloyds Bank. Work with Tavistock, and previously FTI, Hanover and Project Associates. We love campaigns of any kind.

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Victoria Hoskins

Investment Director

Rathbone Greenbank Investments 

Victoria is an Investment Director with over 20 years’ experience in providing and managing investment solutions for charity and not for profit organisations, pension funds, trusts and private clients. Victoria is a Chartered Fellow of the CISI and a Chartered Wealth Manager; trustee of the Edward Gostling Foundation; advisor to the Stroke Association Investment Committee; board member of MRG, and a former trustee of the Lankelly Chase Foundation, latterly chairing the Investment Committee.

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Andy Summers

Associate Professor of Law

London School of Economics

Andy Summers is an Associate Professor of Law at the London School of Economics and an Associate of the International Inequalities Institute at LSE. His teaching and research focuses on tax law and policy, particularly the taxation of wealth. His work also investigates the measurement of inequality using tax data.

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Gary Ashford

Partner (non lawyer), Chartered Tax Adviser

Harbottle & Lewis 

Gary Ashford is a well-known international tax partner, with particular expertise in contentious tax matters. He previously held senior positions at HMRC and leading accountancy firms.

He has particular expertise in complex structures, including trusts and funds both in the UK and overseas, and supports non domicile and international clients in identifying areas of risk in their tax affairs. Gary is an expert on the various overseas tax agreements, international transparency, exchange of information and the increasing need for Substance.

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Jon Conder

Partner

Macfarlanes

Jonathan advises UK and international private clients, trustees, foundations, family offices and private banks on all aspects of tax, trust, estate and succession planning, regulatory, immigration and philanthropic issues. Jonathan also has significant experience in assisting families and trustees in resolving disputes.

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Zoe E. Wyatt

Partner - International & Crypto Tax

Andersen

Zoe is a partner at Andersen in the UK. She specialises in international tax; developing the blue-print solution to her clients’ cross-border needs, bringing in specialist advice from Andersen Global member firms.

Zoe has always worked within the tech sector and, in particular, in the blockchain and crypto space since 2018. In 2019, she studied Blockchain Strategy with the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, to better understand the nature of her clients’ business and investments, to structure tax efficiently, mitigating double taxation risk.

Zoe and her team are predominantly advising on all the UK and cross-border tax aspects of offshoring for regulatory purposes (e.g. ICOs, crypto exchanges, derivative exchanges, DeFi etc.) 

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Nicholas Connon

CEO

Quintel Intelligence  

Nicholas has participated in various national and global operations with the UK Government, international intelligence agencies and law enforcement organisations. Nicholas has 20 years of experience within the international intelligence community, directing and conducting investigations at the highest government and commercial levels and has worked on a variety of high-profile investigations including cases presented in front of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, The International Chamber of Commerce, The Court of Arbitration for Sport and the High Court in England.

 

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Angeli Arora

Partner

Mishcon de Reya

Angeli advises on a wide range of investment strategies around the world, including Asia and Africa, where she spent several years. Angeli's practice spans the investment spectrum – from special situations transactions, including activist/litigation strategies (a natural expansion of Mishcon’s market-leading litigation practice), to working with impact investors (a key focus for Mishcon Purpose)..

 

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Gilead Cooper QC

Barrister

Wilberforce Chambers

Gilead’s practice has a strong international element. He has appeared in the courts of Hong Kong, the BVI, Bermuda, Cayman and Nevis, and has been involved in litigation in Jersey, Guernsey and Gibraltar. In 2017 he provided expert advice in relation to the Panama Papers in Imran Khan’s action against Nawaz Sharif in the Pakistan Supreme Court which led to Sharif being removed as prime minister.

Gilead specialises in complex, high-value disputes, often involving allegations of fraud, breaches of trust and fiduciary duties, and professional negligence.

 

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Nimesh Shah

CEO

Blick Rothenberg

Nimesh's background is in personal tax and he has over 15 years’ continuous experience in practice. Nimesh specialises in the interaction of personal and corporate tax matters, advising predominantly entrepreneurs from across a variety of industry sectors on all aspects of their personal and corporate tax affairs

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