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Peter Cotorceanu, LL.B. (Hons), J.D. (With Distinction) LL.M. (Tax) TEP

Until mid-2014, Peter led UBS’s implementation of FATCA for its offshore trust companies located in the Bahamas, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Jersey, and Singapore. It was there that Peter developed a deep expertise in practical AEOI implementation issues, especially the difficulty inherent in classifying entities. Since leaving UBS, Peter has devoted himself to sharing his hands-on knowledge with firms and individuals struggling with how to implement CRS and FATCA.

Peter is the CEO and Founder of GATCA & Trusts Compliance Associates LLC (G&TCA), which provides AEOI legal and consulting services and operates, an online AEOI subscription service designed specifically for trust companies and fiduciaries.

From August 2014 to June 2020, Peter was also Of Counsel to the Zurich Office of Anaford Attorneys.

At UBS, Peter was Head of Product Management for Trusts and Foundations and, before that, Head of Wealth Structuring Consulting for UHNW clients. Before joining UBS, Peter practiced law for over 20 years, both in Switzerland and the U.S., most recently at Baker & McKenzie Zurich. His practice concentrated on U.S-related trust and estate planning and transfer taxes. Peter was also a law professor for a number of years at Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas and (as an adjunct) at the Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Peter is a former member of the Board of Governors of Virginia State Bar’s Trusts and Estates Section, as well as the Kansas Judicial Council’s Probate Advisory Committee and Estate Tax Advisory Sub-Committee. Peter is a New Zealand barrister and solicitor and an attorney licensed in Maryland and Virginia. He has an LL.B. (Hons) from Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand, a J.D. (With Distinction) from Duke University Law School, Durham, North Carolina, and an LL.M. (Tax) from the New York University School of Law. Peter is certified as a Trusts and Estates Practitioner (TEP) by STEP.

Peter has written numerous articles on the challenges firms face in fulfilling their CRS and FATCA obligations (the articles are available here). In addition, Peter is a frequent speaker at conferences around the globe (please click here for a full list of conferences Peter has spoken at), and has been interviewed numerous times by the media for his views on CRS and FATCA (please click here for more details). Peter also authored the chapter on the fiduciary industry in the LexisNexis Guide to FATCA Compliance (please click here for more details). Peter is considered by many to be among the world’s leading expert on CRS and FATCA implementation

Christine Muller

Christine Muller is the CEO and Founder of Atlas Solutions, providing company incorporation and administration, fund and trustee services in multiple jurisdictions and other corporate services since 2012.

Previously, Christine worked in wealth management at Merrill Lynch, UBS, and in the bank treasury of Banco General, S.A. She has over 18 years of experience in wealth planning, finance, banking, risk management, and corporate governance.

Christine is a board member of Latinex Holdings Inc., Bolsa Latinoamericana de Valores, and Central Latinoamericana de Valores, where she participates in several committees and chairs the Corporate Governance Committee. Christine was a director at Banco Delta, S.A. for over 10 years, holding Committee Chair positions in the Asset and Liability, Human Resources, and Technology Committees.

She is an active member of the Asociación de Directoras Panamá (ADP), helping to coordinate training programs for current and future board members. Also, she provides advisory support to family businesses across several industries including finance, manufacturing and real estate.

Christine holds a dual bachelor’s degree in Economics and Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona, and a specialization in Digital Business from The George Washington University.