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Webinar – MEASA private wealth opportunities during uncertain times

Enabling legal structures that protect and grow wealth. Join David Russell QC, Vistra and DIFC on 13th May for a webinar on private wealth opportunities in the Middle East.

Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA)  remains a top 3 global region for growth of private wealth after APAC and Latin America. Over $3T of private wealth and $3T of sovereign capital is available in the GCC alone. By 2023, the UNHW population in UAE is expected to grow by 15%. Demand for personal and family wealth continues to grow rapidly yet wealth management remains underpenetrated with a disproportionate amount of wealth still held in bank deposits.

The DIFC has become one of the largest wealth centres between Europe and Singapore, with over $420B of Assets managed. While recent events have heightened uncertainty, the Dubai International Financial Centre is well positioned to navigate through these challenging times with a private wealth platform in line with international standards.

Private Wealth Webinar

Vistra is delighted to host this webinar with the DIFC and Outer Temple, and looks forward to engaging senior executives on private wealth management opportunities as well as discussing how the DIFCs robust ecosystem addresses the needs of entrepreneurial families.

Date: Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Time: 10:00am to 11:00am GMT


Welcome Remarks
Heba Al Emara, Managing Director, Vistra Middle East

Setting the scene
Salmaan Jaffery, Chief Business Development Officer; DIFC Authority

DIFC insights
Ali Hassan, Senior Representative Europe & North America, DIFC Authority

DIFC Companies, Trusts and Foundations: Advantages and Opportunities
David Russell AM QC, Outer Temple Chambers

Family Governance & Succession
Chris Marquis, Global Head of Private Clients, Vistra

Q&A session

Book your place:

To book your place on this free webinar please click here.

Find Out More

David Russell QC is based in our Dubai office and is admitted to practise in Australia, England and Wales (Lincoln’s Inn), the Courts of the Dubai International Financial Centre, New York (as a Legal Consultant), the Singapore International Commercial Court, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

He is a highly respected member of our commercial team with particular expertise in the field of private client and trusts. Legal 500 EMEA acknowledges David as playing “an active role in drawing up legislation across the region”.

To find out more about David, please  contact Matt Sale on +44 (0)207 353 6381 who will be happy to assist.

Events 11 May, 2020


David Russell KC

Call: 1977 (Australia) Silk: 1986

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