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Webinar #1 | Safeguarding vulnerable populations: From a statutory framework to healthcare assistance & tax perspectives

 Monday, 24 August

 16:00 – 17:00 CET

The session will focus on the protection of the vulnerable under a multidisciplinary perspective. It will explore the statutory framework and analyse the concept of capacity as well as the legal measures available in different jurisdictions to protect persons with limited capacity.

This topic is also strictly related to health care. The session will therefore address the new instruments that have been put in place to provide innovative assistance, such as the privately-funded Patient Support Programs (PSPs). Will also be addressed the aspect of informed consent to be provided by patients with limited capacity and, finally, telemedicine and the use of technology for the provision of domiciliary assistance.

Under a tax law perspective, the session will explore the tax position linked to guardianship. It will focus on the position of the guardian and the person with limited capacity. This can include fiduciary arrangements, such as trusts and foundations. Tax benefits granted to vulnerable persons or corporations willing to support (programs for) persons with limited capacity will also be addressed.

AIJA Commissions:

  • International Private Clients and Family Law

  • Tax

  • Healthcare

General reporters:

  • Veronica Dindo, Studio Legale Dindo, Zorzi & Associati (Italy)
  • Gertjan Verachtert, Sansen International Tax Lawyers BVBA/BV (Belgium)

Please register to the congress to attend this session.


Fernanda Machado

Dauro Schettino Advogados, BRAZIL


​Fernanda Machado is a Brazilian lawyer admitted to practice in the Rio de Janeiro Bar and in the Paris Bar.  She has a Master’s Degree in Comparative Family Law from the University of Paris 8 and was an intern at The Hague Conference on Private International Law.  Her practice includes cross-border divorce, distribution of assets, marital and child support, maintenance and alimony, issues in relation to children, gender and immigration, protection of persons with disabilities and estates and probates.

Stephanie Mooney

Kingsley Napley, United Kingdom

Stephanie Mooney is a solicitor in the Private Client department at London law firm Kingsley Napley. She recently completed her Trusts & Estates Diploma to become a full member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and has experience in advising on a broad range of Private Client matters, including succession planning (often with a cross-border element), mental capacity issues, trust creation and administration and providing personal tax advice to international clients.

Joana Cardoso

JAC Lawyers, Macao

Joana is the founding partner of JAC Lawyers, a well-rounded law firm in Macao, China. Throughout her career she has demonstrated a special interest in Commercial and Corporate and Estate and Tax Planning and Family Law. She is also the President of the International Estate Planning Commission of the International Association of Lawyers (UIA). Joana has been advising international families in cross-border matters of financial and will planning, prenups, divorce and settlements and adoption.

Rinse Elsermans

Cazimir, Belgium

Rinse Elsermans works at Cazimir, a Belgian boutique private clients law firm. Rinse is a lawyer at the Brussels bar. He is specialised in (inter)national estate planning, wealth structuring and private clients litigation. He was an academic researcher at the University of Antwerp and regularly publishes in leading journals and books.

Davide Alemanni

Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, Italy

Davide Alemanni graduated in 2008 at the Catholic University in Milan and, after joining a boutique firm for his apprenticeship, he was admitted to practice by the Milan Bar in 2011.  In 2014, he joined Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners, one of the three largest firms in Italy.  As a senior associate in the Litigation department, he advises multinational groups in the fields of corporate compliance, anti-corruption and internal investigations, pharmaceutical and healthcare regulatory law and commercial litigation.

General reporters

Veronica dindo

LAWLAB - Studio legale, Italy

Gertjan Verachtert

Sansen International Tax Lawyers BVBA/BV