The 3rd STEP Alpine Conference was held at Interlaken in Switzerland between the 17th and 18th January 2019 at the Kursaal Congress Centre.



The Conference, organized by the Swiss & Liechtenstein STEP Federation, was a huge success, attracting more than 240 delegates from Switzerland, Liechtenstein, other European countries and from the United States of America.


The Conference touched upon a variety of current and most interesting subjects under the theme “International Private Client Services: A coin with two sides”, including exchange of information, beneficial ownership registers, cryptocurrencies, mental incapacity and trusts, mobility of high net worth individuals (HNWIs), and the proposed Swiss trusts law.



Many distinguished law practitioners, trust specialists, wills & estate practitioners, tax advisors, academics and ambassadors gave their valuable insight and knowledge into the new world of compliance and regulation that awaits trust & estate practitioners all around the globe.



The CEO of the law firm of Andreas Coucounis & Co LLC, Mr Tasos Coucounis, a member of STEP for many years now, actively participated in the Conference and made valuable public contributions to the discussion.

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