He obtained his Master in Business Law and Corporate Taxation from the Law School of Aix-Marseille University, France in 2002. During his studies, he was ranked among the 10 Best business law students by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in 2001 and won the 1st edition of the Landwell Award (PwC) in 2002. The following year in 2003 he received his LLM. in International Business Laws from City University of Hong Kong. In 2004, Mr. Trelcat becomes a member of the Paris Bar.
Before moving to Shanghai, he gained extensive professional background from various firms in France where he specialized in both corporate and individual taxation.
Bastien Trelcat relocated to Shanghai in 2004, he advises several leading companies throughout China and Europe in their M&A transactions, including structuring and negotiation of joint-ventures.
He also assisted companies in the tax structuring of their investment in Asia and creation of their distribution networks. He has worked on several cross border transactions involving Thailand and travels frequently to Thailand and has developed strong networks throughout Asia.
Mr. Trelcat became a partner of HLG in January 2014. He acts as the managing partner for Thailand and Vietnam, and also plays an important role in the development of the SEA market.
Bence is a pr expert, journalist and researcher of the international wealth management solutions. He became the best television reporter of Hungary in 2000, and after several years as foreign affairs correspondent at RTL Klub television, he continued his career in the public relations industry. After the successful kickstart of RE/MAX in Hungary, Bence left the marketing director role to research the Swiss private bank sector as a marketing agent. He started to explore the practical and legal immigration aspects of the several jurisdictions from 2008. Author of the books:
“Buying a second citizenship.”
“Paraguay Citizenship and the Permanent Residence Permit Programs”
Bence publishes information about HNWI immigration issues in English, German, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.
Mr. L’ecuyer is the first chief executive of the Investment Migration Council, the worldwide association of investor immigration and citizenship-by-investment professionals.
Bruno leads the Secretariat reporting to the Governing Board and is responsible for all IMC operations. A regular contributor to international publications and conferences in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, he has held positions in London, Paris and Hong Kong. Bruno was previously head at a national financial services association, acting as a bridge between government and industry. He has extensive expertise and experience in the management and expansion of a professional services association. A member of the Governing Board, Bruno acts as its Secretary.
Carlyle is Barrister and Solicitor who practices in the areas of corporate and financial services law. He admitted in Anguilla, the BVI, St. Kitts/Nevis and New Zealand, owns and manages the Stafford Group of Companies. He studied law in London at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, where he obtained an LLB (Hons) degree in 2001 and with the University of London (International Programme) from which he obtained an LLM degree in Corporate and Commercial Law in 2005. He completed the Legal Education Certificate (LEC) at the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad in March 2013 and was admitted as a barrister of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in Anguilla and BVI in 2013. He speaks and writes widely on issues affecting international financial services and citizenship programmes and splits his time between Anguilla and Dubai. In Dubai, he manages Carlyle Rogers Legal Consultants FZE which focuses on providing wealth management and tax planning advice for HNWIs and AML/FATCA/CRS compliance.
Since 2005, Cayman has been the leading specialists in on-boarding foreign individuals and companies into Singapore through the provision of holistic services in Corporate Consultancy and Immigration. The Group also deals with Immigration Investments, alongside Merger and Acquisitions.
Raffles Immigration Pte. Ltd. (f.k.a Singapore Immigration Pte. Ltd.), was established in 2011 as the first fully-fledged immigration firm in Singapore. It has focused on assisting foreigners in applying for Permanent Residency in Singapore through the PTS or GIP programs. Till date, the Group has served more than 5000 foreigners by helping them settle in Singapore.
Mr. Dainial has also been on the Business Advisory Board of PSB Academy since 2015, and actively involves himself as a BoardMember with round-table discussions led by both SMCCI and ASME. These discussions are usually with governmental agencies such as the Ministry of Trade, Ministry of Manpower, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, and the newly formed Enterprise Singapore.
Harvey Law Group (HLG) was founded in Montreal, Québec in 1992 by Attorney Jean-François Harvey. Mr. Harvey completed a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Ottawa and was appointed to the Québec Bar in 1992, and is a member in good standing of both the Québec and Canadian Bar Associations.
Mr. Harvey is recognized internationally as an expert in Immigration Law, and he brings a wealth of experience in providing comprehensive immigration law services to corporations and high net worth individuals.
Mr. Harvey also brings extensive experience in commercial legal matters, and in particular has advised on many high-value due diligence and merger and acquisition activities for a broad range of International and multinational industries.
Appointed in July 2018, Huw Wedlock is Director of The Fry Group’s Singapore operation. Huw has 20 years industry experience working with financial advisers in multiple jurisdictions. He previously worked at Old Mutual International, where he has spent 15 years, most recently as Area Manager, ASEAN. Earlier in his career he worked as a Business Consultant with Skandia UK prior to the acquisition by Old Mutual, and prior to that he worked for Friends Provident for three years as a business consultant. A committed and passionate individual, Huw is focussed on raising standards and transparency in the Financial Advisory Industry.
Joined the Diplomatic Service of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1985.
Served at the Ministry’s HQ, at the Deputy Minister’s office until (1985 – 89), as First Counsellor at the Directorate for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the Council of Europe (1999), as Deputy Head at the Directorate for Justice, Home Affairs & Schengen (2000), as Director for European Integration and Economic and Monetary Policy (2008), as Director for Justice, Home Affairs & Schengen (2009 – 2011) and as Director for Common Foreign and Security Policy and Political Cooperation of the European Union (2015 – 2017).
Deputy Head of Mission at the Greek Embassies in Dublin (1993 – 1996) and Buenos Aires (1997 – 1999).
Consul in Perth, Western Australia (1989 – 1993), Consul General in Bucharest (2001 – 2003) and Consul General in Sydney (2004 – 2007).
Ambassador to India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and Maldives (2012 – 2015).
Ambassador to Vietnam and Laos (2017)
Chairman of the European Union Working Groups for Visa and Schengen Evaluation (2003)
Leading EU Expert for the Evaluation of the correct application of the EU Acquis on Visas by Portugal and Spain (2003), by Spain (2011) and by Lithuania and Latvia (2012)
Chairman of the EU Expert Group for carrying out targeted Evaluation missions of the Local Consular Cooperation (2004 – 2006).
Vanuatu Information Centre, Official Appointed DSP Citizenship Representative
Prior to relocating to Asia in the mid-1990s, James spent time in a United Kingdom Government role specializing in bi-lateral relations between the UK and Central and Eastern Europe.
With a consulting career in Asia spanning twenty plus years and, residing in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Bangkok, James has acquired an extensive understanding of issues surrounding global mobility, initially as the owner of a Hong Kong-headquartered executive search company, working with many multinational companies around the world.
After his business was acquired by a global top five firm, James settled on a broader consulting career, capitalizing on his wide range of contacts to assist companies with market-entry and business development in Asia. Involvement in the area of “Citizenship by Investment” was a natural progression and, it is through this that James came into contact with the Government of Vanuatu to support the launch of their 2017 “Development Support Program” (DSP), and the growth of the Vanuatu Information Centre (VIC) network.
James has a key role in developing strategic Investment-Migration Industry relationships on behalf of the DSP, as well as supporting the Vanuatu Government in seeking greater opportunities internationally for Investment, bi-lateral trade and inbound tourism. He is currently planning the 2018 opening of a VIC in London to provide support to Vanuatu in the markets of Europe, Middle East and Africa.
James is originally from the UK and a graduate of Brunel University (WLI).
Vanuatu Information Centre, Official Appointed DSP Citizenship Representative
James Elcocke-Harris is the primary global representative for the Vanuatu Development Support Program (DSP). Appointed by the Government of Vanuatu, he manages distribution of the DSP via the Vanuatu Information Centre network, headquartered in Port Vila, Vanuatu.
Based between London and Bangkok, he works with agents in multiple geographies to support the sales and marketing for the program. He is working with the Government in Vanuatu for the further enhancement and improvement of the Program in 2019, in order to maintain Program competitiveness in the rapidly evolving CBI industry.
In addition to promoting the DSP and, as a Vanuatu Passport holder himself, James acts as a Trade Commissioner for Vanuatu in the promotion of trade, investment and tourism for the country. He will be establishing a formal representation for Vanuatu in London during 2019.
With more than 20 years based in the Asia Pacific, Elcocke-Harris has extensive consultancy experience in market-entry, business development & representation, and M&A. Prior to representing the Vanuatu Program, James was a business owner in Hong Kong, China and Thailand.
Kenneth Camilleri is a Senior Partner at Chetcuti Cauchi, an international firm with offices in Valletta, Cyprus, London, Zürich and Hong Kong. Mr Camilleri assists clients with corporate and personal relocation as well as tax and VAT. The firm has been actively involved in the Asian market by providing tax and immigration advice to HNWI clients and firms alike, as well as assisting with international investments. The firm has also been actively participated at various conferences throughout the years.
Mr Camilleri is a key advisor on Malta Citizenship and Residency by Investment Programmes, the Cyprus Investment Programmes, and Permanent Residency Programmes, as well as the Caribbean Programmes and other International Citizenship and Residency Programmes.
A lecturer in the ACCA papers in taxation, Mr Camilleri also sits on the Taxation Committee of the Malta Institute of Accountants and the Taxation Committee of the Institution of Financial Service Practitioners.
For more than twenty years, he has represented multinational businesses in the field of immigration law. Mr. Azarmehr has represented individual EB-5 investors since 1996. During this time he has represented Regional Investment Center and individual clients. He is has provided presentations regarding the EB-5 program in China, Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Vietnam and other countries.
Mr. Azarmehr has been practicing law in Texas since 1992. He first served as an Assistant Attorney General with the Texas Attorney General’s office; then from 1996 to 1998, he practiced immigration law at Gardere & Wynne, L.L.P. in Dallas, Texas.
He is admitted to practice in Texas and before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, and the U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern, and Western Districts of Texas. His professional activities include: State Bar of Texas; American Immigration Lawyers Association; State Bar Foundation Fellow; Past Chair, State Bar of Texas, Environmental Law Section; Past Associate Editor-in-Chief, State Bar of Texas, Environmental Law Journal.
His publications include:
• Immigration Options and Procedures for Healthcare Workers, Business Immigration Law: Strategies for Employing Foreign Nationals (2010-12).
• Natural Resources Damages Under CERCLA Sec. 107: How the Liability Rules Differ Between Actions for Natural Resource Damages and Response Costs, 21 Environmental Law Reporter No. 10 (1992).
• Status of Joint and Several Liability under CERCLA after Bell Petroleum; 24 Environmental No. 5 (1994).
• CERCLA Joint and Several Liability in the Fifth Circuit after Bell Petroleum, State Bar of Texas, 25 Environmental Law Journal No. 1 (1994).
His recent and upcoming presentations include:
• Investment Based Immigration Presentation
• Singapore, Malaysia – April 19, 2016
• Jakarta, Indonesia – April 20, 2016
• Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – April 22, 2016
• Hanoi, Vietnam – April 14-15, 2016
• Creative Solutions for Immigration and Recruitment, Austin, Texas – February 23, 2016
• Mergers & Acquisitions: What Talent/Human Resource Professionals Need To Know, Austin, Texas – January 26, 2016
Mr. Azarmehr graduated from the University of North Texas with Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Science in Economics and from St. Mary’s University School of Law with Juris Doctor. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and Farsi.
Citizenship by Investment Unit, Saint Lucia (CIP Saint Lucia)
Mr. Alfred career has been primarily within the financial services sector, having worked in the domestic and offshore financial sector. He has held senior and executive positions within the banking sector in Barbados, Cayman and Saint Lucia as well as working experience in taxation; auditing and regulation/supervision.
Mr. Alfred has also acquired extensive experience in the area of compliance and anti-money laundering during his stint as Head regulator/supervisor for Saint Lucia’s offshore sector and Registrar of Insurance. He is a trained IMF/Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) Mutual Evaluator and was the financial expert in the 1st mutual evaluation exercise conducted on Guyana.
Mr. Alfred is also an appointed Commissioner to CARICOM Competition Commission.
Olderigo is a tax partner with more than twenty-five years of tax specialist experience within Deloitte in Italy, in the US and, currently, in China.
In Italy, after working at Deloitte’s Rome and Milan offices, he became tax partner in Florence, where he established and led the local tax practice from 2000 to 2008.
From 2008 until 2012, he worked at Deloitte US in New York as Managing Director of the Italian Desk, assisting many Deloitte US clients with their investments in Italy.
From 2012, Olderigo is at the head of Deloitte Italy’s China Desk in Hong Kong, where he supports Italian firms based in China and Asia-Pacific with their local tax issues and consults Chinese groups in the acquisition process of investments in Italy.
He has been raised and studied in Canada, Tony Le is leading his businesses in Immigration, real estate and manufacture. From those experiences, He coached and helped many Vietnamese families to settle successfully in Canada, USA and Euro.
Based in HCMC, Mr. Duong has been involved in the Immigrant Investor Programs for more than 5 years. He is the founder of DNTCO established early 2015. He has obtained his B.A. degree in 1999 and joined HSBC as a financial services representative in 2000. Prior to establishing DNTCO, he has been spending more than 15 years working in Logistic & Supply Chain, C-level Executive Search and Inspection & Certification industry with multi-national companies such as Kuehne+Nagel, Navigos Group, Odgers Berndtson and SGS.
Zac is a practicing lawyer with over 20 years legal experience, admitted to practice in England & Wales, and is a former Partner of various international law firms including, Harneys, Ogier, Lawrence Graham and Gowling WLG advising on all areas of international private client law, including cross border wills, trust and estates and business succession planning.
Zac has particular expertise advising on international regulatory law and has lectured and written extensively on the OECD Common Reporting Standard (CRS). As a result, Zac has been retained by a number of leading private banks, trust companies, wealthy individuals and families and a governmental authority to advise on the practical implementation of the CRS.
Zac has now taken the step, in founding Centenal Legal Technology Group, to leverage the power of information technology to create innovative enterprise application software solutions for use by Financial Institutions, Business Professionals and UHNW families and individuals.