03/04/19

From Big Debate

The Big Debate: Does Jurisdictional Competition Rule out IFC Collaboration?

An ever more pressing question, and one with potentially existential implications for International Financial Centres – we ask five industry experts whether competition between jurisdictions precludes collaboration in the offshore world.

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Tony Langham Co-founder and Chief Executive, Lansons, London. Tony Langham has advised Governments, organisations and companies on their image and reputation for over 30 years. He has an active non executive career and has been named by Debrett’s as one of the 500 most influential people in the UK.

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Andrea Hossó Andrea Hossó is an economist and investment specialist who has held a variety of positions in asset management in the City of London. She is a member of Economists for Free Trade.

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Andrew P. Morriss Andrew Morriss is Professor of the Bush School of Government & Public Service and School of Law at Texas A&M University. Prior to this position, he was the Dean of the Texas A&M School of Innovation, the Dean of the Texas A&M School of Law, the D. Paul Jones & Charlene A. Jones Chairholder in Law at the University of Alabama, the Ross & Helen Workman Professor of Law at the University of Illinois, and the Galen J. Roush Chair in Law at Case Western Reserve University.

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Alicia Nicholls Alicia Nicholls, B.Sc.(Hons), M.Sc. (Dist.), LL.B. (Hons) is an international trade and development specialist with over a decade of experience working in, and writing on, trade and development matters of interest to the Caribbean. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science (First Class Honours), a Bachelor of Laws (Upper Second Class Honours), and a Masters in International Trade Policy (with distinction) from the University of the West Indies, and an Associate Degree in French, Spanish and German for Business and Tourism from the Barbados Community College. She also holds the FITT Diploma in International Trade from the prestigious Canadian-based Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) and has been a FITT General Member since 2015. She is also a member of the Michigan-based Academy for International Business (AIB) since 2016. Alicia presents and writes on a wide gamut of trade and development issues for regional and international publications and industry magazines. Her research interests include international business, MSMEs, AML/CFT issues, investment law and policy and investment migration programmes. She is also the author of one of the Caribbean's leading trade and development blogs www.caribbeantradelaw.com. Alicia is currently part of the research team of the Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, Policy & Services of The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, the premier trade policy training, research and outreach institution in the Caribbean.