Wednesday 29 August (09:00-12:00)

Working Session 2

The Modern International Family:
At Home, At Work, Abroad

Organised by AIJA Commissions: Private Clients / Tax / Immigration; in partnership with International Association of Lawyers (UIA)

Interactive working session centered on three case studies, considering family, tax, private client and immigration law issues for modern international families. This will include a comparative look at surrogacy and adoption by same-sex couples in many different jurisdictions, questions relating to child abduction, tax implications for modern families and questions around lifetime tax planning, on divorce and on death plus a detailed discussion of immigration issues for families with interests in numerous jurisdictions.

After presentations by our expert panels, there will be an opportunity for interactive discussion and delegate participation to consider the range of tricky issues and to brainstorm some creative solutions

Panel 1


  • Eliza Hebditch, Farrer & Co, United Kingdom
  • Katie Newbury, Kingsley Napley LLP, United Kingdom


  • Veronica Dindo, Studio Dindo, Italy
  • Anna Worwood, Penningtons Manches LLP, United Kingdom
  • Diego Conte, De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani studio legale, Italy
  • Arthur Stussi Neves, Stussi-Neves Advogados, Brazil
  • Richard Westoby, Surrogacy Expert, United Kingdom

Panel 2


  • John Wilson, John Wilson Partners, Sri Lanka
  • James Riby, Charles Russell Speechlys LLP, England


  • Alexander Leuftink, LINK Advocaten, Netherlands
  • Lisette Dupre, Dawson Cornwell, United Kingdom
  • Ruwani Dantanarayana, John Wilson Partners, Sri Lanka
  • Fernanda Machado, Dauro Schettino Advogados, Brazil
  • Rodrigo da Silva, Law Offices of Rodrigo S Da Silva, USA
  • Joana Alves Cardoso, JAC Lawyers, Portugal/Macau

Key contacts:

Johan Myrén, Katie Newbury, Paola Fudakowska