We are international lawyers and financial experts with more than twenty years’ experience.
WHY A PROFESSIONAL PROTECTOR?
It is imperative to have a Protector who has legal knowledge and experience in fiduciary matters.
As Protectors, we ensure that the Trustee exercises its administrative and dispositive powers properly.
The Executive Entity Council Member is domiciled in Switzerland at Rue de Rothschild 21, 1202, Geneva.
The Registered Office is Suite 200B, 2nd Floor, Centre of Commerce, One Bay Street, P. O. Box N-3944. Nassau, The Bahamas.
Our team consists of highly regarded international lawyers and financial experts with more than twenty years’ experience.
Before becoming an independent professional, he practiced law and managed several offices for leading law firms and corporate providers, such as Baker & McKenzie, Citco, Equity Trust, and Trident Group.
Emiliano has practiced law in Argentina, USA, British Virgin Islands, the Principality of Monaco, Spain, and Switzerland.
His practice focusses in providing advice to Latin American families in relation to succession, tax, asset protection, and business structuring solutions.
Emiliano acts as independent director of companies in Switzerland, Spain, and other jurisdictions, and as Professional Protector for Trusts.
In addition to the above, he is a specialist on Blockchain regulations and provides legal and business advice in that sector.
Emiliano is a regular speaker at international conferences and contributor to specialized publications.
WHY A PROFESSIONAL PROTECTOR?
The appointment of a suitable Protector is becoming increasingly important as the application of trusts evolves.
The Protector role carries importance not always fully reflected in the person(s) chosen by the Settlor to perform this function.
It is usually a close family friend or associates the chosen to fulfil the role, and in many cases, their knowledge of trusts and related matters is limited, if any.
With increasingly complex trust laws and new reporting obligations, it is imperative to have a Protector that has a legal background and experience on trust matters.
We independently oversee and monitor the management of the Trust to assure that it is administered in accordance with the Settlor’s wishes.
We provide the required professional skills, depth of knowledge, and experience while ensuring a personal and professional service on a long term basis.
Benefits of the selection of a Professional Protector are:
• Professional skills
We work with the Settlor, their advisors, and the Trustee, to achieve the foreseen goals.
Our skills and knowledge on the subject, together with more than 20 years’ experience in legal and investment matters, makes us ideal for this key role.
What set us apart is our close relationship with our clients.
Protector’s powers are primarily derived from the trust document.
Depending on the Settlor’s views, the trust deed can confer a wide variety of powers on the Protector, which can be either positive (compelling the Trustees to do something), or negative (prohibiting the Trustees from doing something unless the Protector consents).
Examples of the above powers include:
1. remove and appoint Trustees;
2. approve a change of law;
3. approve the addition or removal of beneficiaries;
4. approve proposed trust distributions;
5. approve the appointment of an adviser;
6. approve investment recommendations; and
7. terminate the trust or approve the termination of the trust.
Rue de Rothschild 21,
+41 78 918 58 70