60 Second Interviews

  • Grant Barbour

    Bedell Trust are a leading independent trust company with a reputation for long-term client relationships with offices in key locations Jersey, Guernsey, London, Dublin and Mauritius.  We provide client focused services in the areas of private wealth management, employee benefits, international finance and fund administration including private equity.

    What is your perception of STEP and what does it mean to your business?

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  • Tony Pitcher

    In this Get involved we interview Tony Pitcher TEPr, Chairman, STEP Jersey - April 2014

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  • Nathan Rollings

    In this Get involved we interview Nathan Rollings TEP April 2014

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  • Tim Prudhoe

    What does your firm do?

    Kobre & Kim work in complex, high-stakes litigation and arbitration. Usually with a cross-border element and – in my practice specifically – with a heavy ‘offshore’ fiduciary element.

    What is your perception of STEP and what does it mean to your business?

    An effective combination of (i) useful know-how ‘tool’and (ii) product development platform. I am fortunate that through STEP I have spoken on interesting subjects in interesting places around the world to interesting, and hopefully interested, professionals.

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  • Ioannis Demetriades

    Ioannis Demetriades TEP is STEP Director of STEP Cyprus

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  • Mike Bondy TEP

    An interview with Mike Bondy TEP, Chair of STEP London and Southwestern Ontario

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  • Michael Heraghty

    What does your firm do?

    I am a Sydney Barrister specialising in tax, trusts and commercial law

    What is your perception of STEP and what does it mean to your business?

    STEP is the leading professional organisation for those in the trusts area and it keeps me up to date.

    What do you feel are the main challenges facing your organisation/practitioners at the moment?

    Keeping up with changes in the law is a challenge.

    How will you deal with these challenges?

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  • Carolyn Sparke

    What does your firm do?

    As a Barrister, I advise and appear in cases involving trusts and deceased estates.

    What is your perception of STEP and what does it mean to your business?

    STEP has a growing presence among the legal and accounting community. It’s not yet strong enough to make a big difference to my business, however, the opportunity for cross-referral is good and growing.

    What do you feel are the main challenges facing your organisation/practitioners at the moment?

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  • Jonathan Speck

    60-second interview with Jonathan Speck TEP, Joint Head of International Trusts and Private Client, Mourant Ozannes, Jersey

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  • Kathryn von Matthiessen

    What does your firm do?

    We are an international private client boutique law firm focused exclusively on the representation of ultra-high-net-worth international private clients in the areas of cross-border tax and estate planning, United States tax compliance services, family office advisory services, and property transactions.

    What is your perception of STEP?

    STEP is an extremely sophisticated organisation, filled with the best practitioners around the globe. It is an unbelievable resource.

    What does it mean to your business?

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  • Alexis Medina

    What is your role within your branch and what does it entail?

    Currently I sit as the branch treasurer, thus the main tasks are to supervise and review the financial situation of the branch. This mainly requires dynamic coordination with our secretariat as well as with the rest of the committee members, in order to make decisions as they are required. I also assist with the coordination and editing of the branch's enewsletter, sent to our members on a quarterly basis, and am involved in the editorial sub committee of the Singapore branch.

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  • Alexander Elphinston

    What is your role within your branch and what does it entail?

    I am a committee member and also sit on the England and Wales committee, representing the Midlands Constituency. At branch level it involves feeding back information from the England and Wales committee and also contributing to discussions on promotion and running of  the branch.

    How and why did you get involved with your branch?

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  • Harry Joffe

    Interview with Harry Joffe TEP, Branch Secretary of STEP Johannesburg - 13 March 2014

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  • Angelique L. Ellerton

    Angelique L. Ellerton, a committee member at STEP London and South Western Ontario Chapter and a member of the STEP Canada Member Services Committee

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  • Emma Horne

    What is your perception of STEP?

    STEP is a highly regarded organisation with a diverse range of professional members. The society is well organised and quick to provide its members with information on relevant current topics.

    What does it mean to your organisation?

    Morisons strives to ensure that its clients receive the best legal advice from highly skilled practitioners. STEP is one way that the private client team can achieve qualifications to meet these objectives and stay up to date with a constantly changing, but exciting, area of law.

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  • Charles Gowlland

    What is your perception of STEP?

    STEP is one of the premier organisations in its field. I particularly like the way it is structured across specialisms, speaking to the way in which clients work rather than the way that firms do.

    What does it mean to your organisation?

    This client-focused approach works very well with Smith & Williamson, and matches our ethos and way of working with clients.

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  • Jacqueline Burckhardt Bertossa

    Jacqueline Burckhardt Bertossa TEP, Chairman of STEP Basel

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  • Chris Delaney

    Get involved: An interview with Chris Delaney TEP, Program Officer, STEP London and Southwestern Ontario

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  • David A Bruce

    David A Bruce TEP, Executive Committee Member, STEP Hong Kong

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  • Carlyle K Rogers

    Carlyle K Rogers, Fmr Branch Chair/Standing Member, STEP Anguilla

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  • Alasdair McLaren

    Alasdair McLaren TEP, STEP Guernsey committee member and member of STEP Council

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  • Yann Mrazek

    Interview with Yann Mrazek TEP, Vice Chair, STEP Arabia - 2014

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  • Andrew Stone

    What is your role within your branch and what does it entail?

    As Chair of the Chicago Branch, my role is to create a forum in Chicago and the Midwestern States for sharing ideas concerning the international aspects of estate planning and wealth management. I am deeply involved in event programming for our branch and also serve as a resource for legal and wealth management professionals in the Midwest who seek introductions to counsel and service providers in foreign countries.

    How and why did you get involved with your branch?

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  • Dawn Register

    Why did you join STEP?

    For access to technical support, excellent business networking and well-organised events.

    How does being part of a branch add value to your membership?

    Through quality professional development and networking opportunities.          

    Private client practitioners comprise a broad spectrum. What do you think links practitioners/STEP members around the world?

    A desire to excel for their clients by keeping up to date and in touch with the rest of the world.

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  • Dr Jean-Philippe Chetcuti

    What does your firm do?

    Chetcuti Cauchi’s practice spans a wide range of legal, tax and fiduciary services. The firm is well positioned to service clients ranging from high-net-worth individuals and families, owner-managed companies to larger corporations. 

    What is your perception of STEP and what does it mean to your business?

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