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Is the USA the World’s Favorite (and Best) Tax Haven?

Is the USA the World’s Favorite (and Best) Tax Haven?

With our second annual conference, Beyond Borders: Redefining International Taxation, coming up in October, we'd like to introduce yet another panel and the experts who'll be leading this particular discussion.

With the advent of FATCA in 2010 and the USA's refusal to sign onto the OECD's Common Reporting Standard (CRS), many pundits suggest the US has become the world's favorite and best tax haven.

In this panel, we'll touch upon some of the main reasons why the US is considered such an attractive financial destination à la Switzerland and what repercussions this positioning might have on the global economy.


Also, do you have any specific questions you'd like to be covered on this subject at #TLTaxCon19?

If so, please make sure to submit them in the forum discussion below!


Meet the Panelists

John Richardson, Lawyer, Citizenship Solutions, CanadaJohn Richardson, Lawyer, Citizenship Solutions, Canada

John Richardson is a Toronto, Canada based lawyer. He provides advice and assistance for US citizens and Green card holders who do not reside in the United States. He specializes in US citizenship relinquishment, Green Card expatriation and assisting US persons with their compliance obligations. You can contact him on his website

Jimmy Sexton, President & CEO, Esquire Group, USA/DubaiJimmy Sexton, President & CEO, Esquire Group, USA/Dubai

Jimmy Sexton, LL.M., is the President and CEO of Esquire Group, a company he co-founded in 2005. Esquire Group is a boutique international tax advisory firm specializing in international tax planning and compliance for both corporate and individual clients. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance, a Juris Doctor (J.D.), and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) post-graduate degree in International Taxation.

Mr. Sexton focuses primarily on advanced tax planning strategies for high-net worth and corporate clients. His areas of special competence include corporate structuring, expatriation, cross-border estate planning, and US tax compliance. Regarded as an expert in the field of international taxation, Mr. Sexton has lectured at the United Nations, eBay, Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas (FAWCO) clubs throughout Europe and the Middle East, and the American Chamber of Commerce in Vienna, Austria. Mr. Sexton has also been cited in major media outlets including CNN, The Washington Post, and the Vienna Review.

Under Mr. Sexton's leadership, Esquire Group has grown into an international firm with offices in 4 countries (Austria, Germany, UAE, and the United States). From his base in Dubai, he regularly travels throughout the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas meeting with clients, speaking, and overseeing Esquire Group's global operations. Mr. Sexton is a member of the Milken Institute's Young Leaders Circle, a group of intellectually curious and motivated individuals who support the Institute and its mission to improve the lives and economic conditions of diverse populations around the world.

Samantha Bourton, Lecturer in Law, UWE Bristol, UKSamantha Bourton, Lecturer in Law, UWE Bristol, UK

Sam Bourton is a Lecturer in Law at the University of the West of England, Bristol. She teaches on the LLB and LLM programmes, with modules including Foundations for Law, the Law of Financial Crime and Regulation, and International Financial Crime. Sam is also a PhD candidate, whose thesis aims to provide a comparative analysis of tax evasion law and enforcement in the United Kingdom and United States of America. Her research primarily focuses on the law of financial crime, particularly the law pertaining to tax evasion and money laundering.

Hope you can join us in October in Barcelona!