UCL Faculty of Laws


Online | Offshore vehicles – truths and fallacies

15 February 2022, 11:00 am–12:15 pm

Offshore vehicles

A virtual event for UCL Hong Kong Club member, UCL alumni and others

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Offshore vehicles – truths and fallacies
with Peter Vas, Partner, Loeb Smith Attorneys and UCL alumnus
chaired by Professor Graham Penn, UCL / Sidley Austin LLP

This event ws organised for the UCL Hong Kong Club and UCL Laws

Date: 15th February 2022
Time: 7pm Hong Kong / 11am London

About this talk

Offshore vehicles have continued to generate dramatic headlines across the world as a result of recent leaks such as the Pandora Papers. However, many of the headlines are arguably sensationalist and detract from the legitimate uses of offshore structures. In this webinar, Peter Vas, a partner at Loeb Smith Attorneys, will provide an overview of what offshore vehicles are, the leaks that have impacted them, the transformation that the offshore legal industry has undergone as a result and the common uses of offshore companies.

About the speaker

Peter Vas is an experienced offshore lawyer advising on matters of BVI and Cayman Islands banking and finance, corporate and restructuring law. He previously worked for US law firm Sidley Austin in London and for another international offshore law firm in Jersey, before relocating to Hong Kong in 2015 where he has continued to advise on matters of offshore law.

Peter currently leads Loeb Smith’s banking and finance and corporate groups in Hong Kong. He was recently recognised as a leading offshore lawyer in the Asian Legal Business Offshore Client Choice List 2021 where he is described as “very knowledgeable of offshore legal matters” and as being able to “provide succinct, commercial advice in a timely manner”. Peter is also described as “very responsive” in the Legal 500 Asia-Pacific. He has advised on some of the most high-profile transactions in Asia, such as the privatisation of Global Logistic Properties which was valued at approximately US$11.6 billion and Singapore’s largest M&A deal on record and Asia’s largest private equity buyout at the time of the transaction. 

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