About the parties
STEP is the principal body for trust and estate practitioners worldwide. STEP is unique society for professionals who help safeguard client?s personal and family assets. STEP provides education, training, representation and networking opportunities with other members. Full membership of STEP conveys the professional qualification known as Trust and Estate Practitioners (TEP). TEP?s are the most experienced and senior practitioners in the field. STEP has some 1,500 members in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, 9,000 members in the United Kingdom and nearly 17,000 members worldwide. Founded in the United Kingdom in 1991, and in Switzerland in 1992, STEP?s local branch network is comprehensive, covering every region of England & Wales in addition to 46 other countries in common, civil and sharia law jurisdictions.

Geneva Financial Centre (GFC) was created in 1991 by all the banks of the former Geneva Stock Exchange. It applies its competences and knowledge towards reinforcing and developing the influence of Geneva as a financial centre. To that aim, it promotes the image of excellence that belongs to Geneva?s financial establishments both within Switzerland and abroad. The Centre ensures the development of professional and academic training opportunities that constitute an important competitive asset for the financial centre.