|Date:||November 16, 2016|
|Venue:||The Palms Hotel & Spa|
ABL delegates from across the world gathered again for the 34th General Assembly Meeting in Miami, Florida, November 2016.
Convicted money launderer Kenneth Rijock, author of The Laundry Man, discussed financial crime, attorney ethics and what to avoid if you want to keep your license. Today Kenneth works as a financial crime consultant, providing risk intelligence to banks and other institutions.
Other most interesting debates were attended by speakers from various sectors.
Mark Ruddy, Partner at Ruddy Gregory PLLC, moderated the debate on Doing Business in the US and Florida. We hereby thank our panelists Ramón E. Rasco and Andres E. Bazo- Partners at Rasco Klock Pérez & Nieto, Gary Goldfarb - CSO at Interport Logistics, and Miguel G. Farra - Partner at Morrison Brown Argiz Farra - for their valuable contributions.
Further, we thank our panelists who provided valuable insight into voluntary disclosure and amnesty programs in the US and Latin America:
Jeffrey Blinn, Principal Tax & Accounting Dept, Morrisson Brown Argiz Farra (USA)
Luis Caicedo, Partner, Corporate & Tax Planning (Colombia)
Luis Azevedo, Partner, DDSA Law (Brazil)
Sebastián Forino, Partner, FSDA Legal (Argentina).
The first ABL Law Firm of the Year Award was handed over to ABL Milan member Franzosi Dal Negro Setti and Madrid member MG Abogados. The award is granted on the basis of a rigorous process that includes peer review from leading attorneys worldwide. The winners are recognized for their professional excellence and notable achievements over the past 12 months including outstanding work and growth.
Special recognition and thanks goes out to Rasco Klock Perez & Nieto for hosting the event and to IUBank and Morrisson Brown Argiz & Farra LLC for sponsoring this fruitful 34th ABL Conference. Delegates also appreciated the art work shown by American contemporary artist John Brendan Guinan.
The next ABL conference will take place in Dubai, May 17-20, 2017. More information will be available soon on our website.