Formerly a UAE registered lawyer, Amir has been advising on Middle East immigration matters from the UAE for over 5 years. Prior to his move to Dubai in 2013, Amir was based in London and was an immigration manager for a US law firm. Areas of specialism include advising multi-nationals across MENA on immigration related regulatory and compliance issues and effecting large scale and often sensitive mobility programs into the region. Amir frequently speaks on immigration matters in the press and media and is often called upon to provide expert analysis on labor law changes that impact mobility and immigration across the region.
As a Business and Law Graduate, Bilal has been advising on immigration matters of UK, USA, Canada, Australia and Europe to Pakistani and Middle East Clients. He started the Immigration Department of Mumtaz & Associates (The top corporate law firm of Pakistan) in 2010 and eventually purchased it from the previous owner in 2012. In the last 8 years of his practice, Bilal Zahoor has assisted more than 900 clients in Immigration Cases. His speciality includes (but is not limited to) Skilled Migration, Business Immigration, Investment Immigration, Visa Appeals, Refusal/Visa Cancellation/Deportation Cases, Family Immigration etc.
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.
Chad is a Partner at Fragomen’s New York office and has been with the firm for more than 15 years. His practice focuses on representing individual and business clients in a wide variety of corporate immigration, private client and related employment matters. Chad advises many high net worth individuals in their immigration related investments and liaises with Asian private clients to address their global entrepreneurial or investor citizenship or residency immigration needs. Chad also advises clients on a variety of global immigration matters with an emphasis on the establishment and improvement of immigration compliant global mobility programs including jurisdictions with less formalized immigration processes and procedures. Chad is a member of the firm’s Corporate Compliance and Private Client Practice Groups and a regular speaker at national and international immigration conferences. Chad earned his Juris Doctor from Tulane University School of Law and Bachelor of Arts from University of Southern California.
Strategically located in Singapore, James is at a nexus for investment and migration flow between Asia and both Australia and New Zealand. As an experienced and qualified practitioner, he mentors and trains registered agents and licensed immigration advisers, in addition to consulting on migration practice establishment. To date he has guided the establishment of 6 migration firms across Asia. Prior to the migration industry, James had corporate management experience across Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. James is qualified as an Australian registered migration agent (#0428740) and a NZ licensed immigration adviser (#200800600).
Kianoush Mahmoudi is the director and head of business development of Cankash Company a Consultancy Residency and Citizenship by Investment Company headquartered in Iran.
Kianoush is recognized as one of the Residency and Citizenship experts. She has been promoting different investment programs such as real estate, government bond and national development fund investments for years.
She holds a B.A. degree from a university in Tehran and has used her expertise in the area of immigrant investments to give tier1 consultancy to HNWI in order to achieve a European residency, Canada permanent residency or a second passport.
Kripa represents corporations and individuals from around the world in Immigration matters on a wide range of issues. Areas of particular emphasis include investor based immigration and assisting in the transfer of executives and managers, hiring professionals, including those working in specialty occupations, and global planning for personnel needs.
Kripa speaks frequently on investor based immigration and business immigration matters at national, local and regional Attorney forums in the United States. Kripa also assists clients in developing employment policies and advises employers on such matters as wage and hour regulations, disability issues, and employment discrimination.
Named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine for Immigration Law from 2014-2017, she is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) of Washington State where she has served in leadership positions on various committees. Actively engaged in educating newly arriving Immigrants and Refugees as to their rights, she was awarded the Washington State Bar Association’s Community Service Award in 2011 in recognition of her outstanding and exemplary service in helping Immigrants and Refugees in Washington State.
A first generation Immigrant from Nepal, Kripa speaks English, Nepali, Hindi, Urdu and Spanish.
Her recent and upcoming presentation include:
“E-Visa: Learn form the Experts” at the Annual American Immigration Lawyers Conference in New Orleans, 2017
In 2003 Maxim graduated from Ural law institute. In 2007 he became PhD in law (tax field). In 2008 he obtained the professional certificate of tax consultant. In 2009 he joined Russian law association.
Before Duvernoix Legal Maxim worked as a tax consultant for several Ekaterinburg and St. Petersnurg leading consulting companies. He has over 80 professional publication on actual tax topics. Maxim joined Duvernoix Legal as a senior associate in 2012. Since June 2015 Maxim is the head of tax practice of the Firm.
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.
Prashant Ajmera is a reputed Indian lawyer and Canadian citizen with more than twenty-five years of experience in the field of corporate and migration law and international trade. His law practice is based on the solid foundation of providing honest and accurate legal advice to his diversified clientele who wish to obtain Residency and Citizenship through Investment.
Mr. Ajmera holds undergraduate and post graduate degrees in science and law respectively from India. He began his career as a lawyer at the High Court of Gujarat and was associated with the office of Additional Central Government Standing Counsel (Federal Attorney’s office) for five years.
In 1992 he was awarded a double professional degree from the Institute of Company Secretary and Administration (ICSA) while studying at the London School of Business, UK.
In 1993, he joined a Montreal, Canada, based law firm specializing in residency and citizenship for professionals and businessmen as an Associate Lawyer responsible for the Asia-Pacific region.
In 2001, he started his independent practice in Canada, assisting foreign businesses to set up or expand their business in North America.
A visionary, he recognized the future of ‘Residency and Citizenship by Investment’ and conducted the very first EB-5 Investment Program seminar in India in 1999 in Mumbai.
Over the years he acquired practical knowledge regarding the residency and citizenship laws of various countries around the world through self-study and extensive travel. During this time he also established associations with various law firms in more than 35 countries around the world. This expertise and knowledge gives him a unique edge – he not only provides his clients with detailed information and advice regarding a particular country’s residency and citizenship program but also offers customized legal solutions suited to their individual circumstances and needs.
His profound understanding of the laws and legal documents of Indian and foreign jurisdictions aid in guiding HNI clients every step of the way, especially apropos to source of funds and supporting documents, the most pertinent and crucial aspects of any residency and citizenship by investment petition.
Mr. Ajmera is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and has addressed the IBA Annual Conference as a speaker on two occasions (Cancun-2001 & Durban-2002).
He has been a delegate on the Team Canada Trade Mission with Ex-Prime Minister of Canada, Rt. Hon’able Jean Chretien, on two occasions – to India and Japan in 1996 and 1999 respectively.He regularly conducts seminars in various countries such as USA, Canada, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, UAE and Malaysia on corporate migration. He is an expert speaker for industry bodies such as the Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Hindustan Chamber of Commerce, The Indian Merchants Chamber and Canadian Trade Office on the subject of “Doing Business in Canada”.
He regularly contributes to online media and publications such as the Times of India and the Journal of Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA). He has also conducted and participated in radio and television shows related to corporate migration.
He has also contributed a chapter on “Indian commercial secured transactions” for an international law book published by Carswell.
Mr. Ajmera is a very active member of Rotary International and as Club President (2016-17) he has initiated many worthy social projects for assisting and empowering the underprivileged and less fortunate members of society. He is the Director of “Wings To Fly”, an NGO working for the rehabilitation and economic empowerment of women with a criminal past.
Sam Bayat is a Quebec (Canada) licensed attorney with background in international law and is specialized in corporate migration. He has over twenty years experience in business immigration and citizenship consultancy.
He was the former president and vice president of Canadian Bar, International Section in Quebec. He had lectured in the International law at the Concordia University in Montreal. He is the senior resident lawyer of the law firm, Bayat Legal Services (BLS) in Dubai.
As the pace of immigration for Canada out of the Middle East stepped up, Sam Bayat set up in 1993 a small law practice in Dubai. Today BLS an international law firm, working with a network of law firms, legal professionals and trade consultants, around the world.
The group has specialists working on sanction, corporate/commercial, investment/banking, and arbitration laws. But the group main focus continues to be on business migration, residency and economic citizenship laws.
Bayat has published two books on Canadian immigration law in 2000 (All you need to know about moving to Canada and in 2003 (Canada after September 11, immigration and settlement).
He also has written two books on immigrants’ lives in Canada Canada’s immigrants, heroes and countrymen (Vol. I and II).
His has written several chapters in a new book published in collaboration with International Bar, corporate business immigration review, describing several countries business immigration laws.