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Corporate Structuring Immigration by Investment Wealth Protection and Succession

36 Speakers
Around the World

Shanghai

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Asia Outbound

Asia Outbound is the leading Asia-based provider of conferences, business development services, and online news channels designed to assist corporate structuring, asset protection, and immigration service providers. We assist these groups of professionals to reach and effectively serve financial intermediaries and HNWI in Asia.

Asia Outbound is among the most trusted resources for Asia’s business and investment leaders, providing them with uncompromising commentary, concise analysis, and direct access to the offshore world and its professionals.

 

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Why China?

Why you should attend the 2023 Asia Outbound Summit Series

Since the inception of the Asia Outbound Summit series in 2010, China’s HNWI, investment groups, and corporations have developed an ever-increasing need for sophisticated international wealth, immigration tax and asset planning services. This demand, coupled with increasing pressure from local and international authorities for transparency has created a massive gap in traditional offshore planning for local practitioners.

Why China?

  • The total number of HNWIs in China is expected to reach 5.6 million by 2023. This makes China the world’s second largest HNWI population, only behind the USA. (CreditSuisse World Wealth Report)
  • An estimated 2 million HNWIs will seek investment migration solutions. China is a market that no investment migration provider can overlook (Hurun Report, CreditSuisse World Wealth Report extrapolation)
  • Currently, Chinese nationals hold USD 1.4 trillion in offshore assets, with an estimated increase to 3 trillion by 2023. Overseas banks and wealth managers stand to make a windfall if they position themselves correctly (CMB-Bain China Wealth Survey, CreditSuisse World Wealth Report)
  • China is the second largest source of foreign direct investment globally with USD 1.8 trillion already invested in foreign companies. (World Bank)
  • -65% of Chinese HNWIs are in progress or will be in progress of planning wealth inheritance within the next 1 to 3 years. (CMB-Bain China HNWI Survey)
Summit Schedule

About Asia Outbound Summit 2023

In 2023, for the 12th year, Asia Outbound will host the largest offshore finance and wealth management events in Asia. The Asia Outbound Summit Series, will bring together hundreds of China’s top financial intermediaries together with corporate and financial service providers, governments and investment promotion agencies from all over the world.

Each conference in the series will be attended by over 400+ of China’s leading intermediaries and agents whose businesses focus on:

Immigration by Investment
  • Citizenship & residence planning as a tax planning tool
  • Real estate market trends for UHNWI
  • Second residency/citizenship for asset protection and preservation
  • Tax transparency and regulatory considerations in HNW migration
  • Citizenship vs. permanent residence by investment, programs and comparison
  • Inheritance strategies and estate planning for family wealth
  • Cross-border asset allocation and preservation
  • Family trust challenges for UHNWI
  • International tax planning and tax transparency updates
Wealth Protection & Succession
Corporate Structuring
  • BEPS, CRS and transfer pricing implications for corporations
  • Investment structuring within the Belt and Road Initiative
  • Selection and set up of outbound investment structures
  • Path and compliance measures for outbound investments
  • Company formation, maintenance, regulation and compliance
What You Will Learn
  • The unique behavior patterns of Asia’s HNWI
  • Building trust and reputation in Asia’s markets
  • Trends in the growing demand of Asia’s estate planning and wealth preservation sector
  • Best practice strategies when dealing with cultural differences
  • Regulatory updates affecting the region
  • How to avoid common pitfalls when entering the region
What You Will Learn
Speakers

Asia Outbound Summit Series
Previous & Current Sponsors

Business Development Manager of China
CS Global Partners

Chief Executive Officer
Citizenship by Investment Unit, Antigua & Barbuda

Chief Manager Business Development
Samoa International Finance Authority

Chief Executive Officer
ClientReferrals

Section Head, Business Development
Samoa International Finance Authority

Executive Director of Global Relations, Partnerships, and Customer Satisfaction
APS Global Partners

Special Advisor
APS Global Partners

President & Founder
APS Global Partners

Chief Executive / Managing Director
Royal Oak Asset Management

Executive Director
CIL Group Ltd.

Founder
Panhe Family Office

Business Immigration Advisor
Premier UK Business LLP

Overseas Marketing Manager
Korantina Homes

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
GEMS Holdings Ltd.

Key Client Manager
Leo Trust Switzerland AG

Director and Founding Partner
Shanghai Inhetrust Law Firm

Founding Partner and Chief Editor
Middle Networks

Corporate Paralegal
Loeb Smith Attorneys

Partner
Loeb Smith Attorneys

Partner
Loeb Smith Attorneys

Head of the Citizenship by Investment Unit, Dominica

Chief Executive Officer
Citizenship by Investment Unit, St. Kitts

Partner
PKF Demei Law Firm

Partner
Icaza, Gonzalez-Ruiz & Alemán of Panama

Vice President
Shanghai Wish Immigration Ltd.

Managing Director of Family Advisory Center
Lupu Investment Group

Senior Partner
Shanghai FO Law Firm

Assistant Vice President, Business Development (Mainland China)
Walton International Group

Deputy General Manager of Shanghai Branch
Honghu Best Global Family Office

Managing Partner
EunaCon Perfect Alliance (China) CPA Firm

Director of Strategic Business
U&I Group

Managing Partner
Harneys Shanghai

Partner
King & Wood Mallesons Shanghai

Founder
GROW Investment Group

Director
Shanghai Zhonghan Haiyang Certified Tax Agents Co., Ltd.

Managing Director
Overseas Company Services Limited

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Kristin Jiang
Business Development Manager of China
CS Global Partners

Kristin Jiang is the Business Development Manager for China at CS Global Partners.

Kristin has worked in the overseas business consulting industry for several years, specializing in business communication. She has extensive industry experience in both real estate and the Citizenship by Investment industry. As part of CS Global Partners business development in China.

Kristin is responsible for the cooperation and negotiation of immigration agents and wealth management institutes in the Chinese market. Additionally, Kristin helps promote several of the Caribbean’s Citizenship by Investment Programmes.

Charmaine Quinland-Donovan
Chief Executive Officer
Citizenship by Investment Unit, Antigua & Barbuda

Charmaine Quinland-Donovan holds the distinctions of being the first national of Antigua and Barbuda and the first woman to head the country’s Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU). Her appointment as CEO took effect on 27th March, 2017.

Prior to this appointment, Mrs. Quinland-Donovan served in the CIU in three prominent capacities; Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Acting Chief Executive Officer. She is also a Chartered Director and a fully qualified anti-money laundering specialist.

Mesepa Tapuitea Lafaialii
Chief Manager Business Development
Samoa International Finance Authority

Mesepa Tapuitea Lafaialii is the Chief Manager for Business Development Division at Samoa International Finance Authority (SIFA). She is responsible for marketing and promoting Samoa’s international financial services under SIFA’s new Marketing Company “Samoa International Business Finance Centre Ltd. (“Samoa IBFC)”.

Mesepa has over 10 years’ experience in international financial services having worked as legal officer in the registration, compliance legal division before headlining the marketing and business development division of SIFA.

Mesepa has participated and presented in the China Offshore Summit since 2013 and has presented on behalf of SIFA at numerous international workshops and conferences. Having worked in all areas within SIFA, Mesepa’s business solutions and knowledge of the market demands in Samoa have allowed her to build networks with existing business partners and to develop business relationships with the new. Mesepa’s role is to increase investor’s interest in the products offered by Samoa through SIFA and its market.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Arts majoring in Political Science and International Relations and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Auckland New Zealand.

Patrick Peters
Chief Executive Officer
Client Referrals

Patrick Peters is a Chartered Accountant, an honors graduate from the Telfer School of Management, a KPMG LLP alumni, has lived and worked in various countries.

Since 2007, Patrick has achieved tremendous success in all three aspects of this industry (as a client advisor, as a service provider to immigration professionals, and as a government advisor) and has actionable experience in all major immigration markets. This experience gives him a thorough and comprehensive understanding of the Residency and Citizenship by Investment (RCBI) industry, his partners’ needs, governments’ needs, financial/banking challenges, and geopolitical forces that play a role in our business.

This rare industry experience, coupled with his responsiveness, attention to detail, and work ethic have made Patrick a highly sought-after service provider to the partners – immigration practitioners, governments, real estate developers, and others.

Today, he is the CEO of ClientReferrals, a company owned and managed by a team that has the following achievements:

– been involved with the RCBI industry since 1987;

– has raised more than $9 billion in capital; and

– has assisted more than 12,000 families.

Patrick leads by example and loves nothing more than helping the partners meet and exceed their expectations.

Watsonia Fereti
Section Head, Business Development
Samoa International Finance Authority

Watsonia Fereti is the Section Head for Business Development Division at the Samoa International Finance Authority (SIFA), assisting with coordinating the overall operations of the Division, and ensuring Marketing and Development strategies for the SIFA Marketing Company, “Samoa International Business Finance Centre Ltd”, are in line with International trends and standards.

Watsonia has participated in the China Offshore Summit as well as other renown International Wealth Management Seminars and Conferences to increase the awareness and interest of Samoa’s suite of legislation. This has built a wide network of existing partners and investors as well as provided the opportunity to develop partnership with potential investors.

Watsonia holds a Master’s Degree in Economics and Public Policy from the University of Queensland, following employment with the Samoa Ministry of Finance, and a Bachelor of Commerce in Management and Public Administration and Economics.

Watsonia worked extensively on macroeconomic issues and assisted in formulating National policies such as the Strategy for the Development of Samoa 2012 – 2016, and was involved in the development of the National Energy Sector Plan 2012 – 2016.

The Honorable Gerry Weiner P.C.
Executive Director of Global Relations, Partnerships, and Customer Satisfaction
APS Global Partners

Former Minister of Immigration, Citizens, and Secretary of State of Canada, the Honorable Gerry Weiner brings a long and distinguished political and business career to APS Global Partners. His many accomplishments have been the creation of the Department of Multiculturalism, bringing forward The Canadian Multiculturalism Act, and playing a central role in the creation of the Immigrant Investor Program.

James Metcalfe
Special Advisor
APS Global Partners

Former Canadian Foreign Service Officer, Canadian Consul, Visa Officer, Immigration Consultant, James has 25 years of experience with the Government of Canada working as a Foreign Service Officer in Ottawa and overseas, first as a Visa Officer and then as a Consul and Officer in Charge in Canadian Embassies and Consulates in Europe, Australia and the United States as well as tours of duty in Ottawa.

James’ knowledge of immigration law is unparalleled, making him an invaluable asset for our company.

Michael Shribman
President & Founder
APS Global Partners

Entrepreneur, Investor (Pre-IPO, Merges & Acquisitions), Start-Up Mentor Michael is a successful entrepreneur that has invested in and launched multiple ventures within the healthcare and medical space. He is actively involved in mergers, acquisitions, and consultancy and has founded several companies that are aggregators of ideas for projects and intellectual property.

Michael is a trusted adviser with a passion for identifying key market opportunities and strategic partnerships to foster accelerated revenue growth for partners.

Tim H Behle
Chief Executive / Managing Director
Royal Oak Asset Management

Mr. Behle oversees all aspects of Royal Oak Asset Management and is responsible for the strategic direction and overall management of the firm.  Under his leadership, the firm has managed over US$2bn of invested capital across more than 40 investments helping thousands of investors achieve their global mobility objectives while safeguarding their capital. He recently led the formation and launch of the Portugal Strategic Growth Fund. 

Mr. Behle previously led the development of the EY’s asset management platform that monitored over US$1bn in real estate assets.  He was also responsible for the asset transaction and development advisory service lines for the organization’s largest US geography.  

With a passion for teaching and mentorship, Mr. Behle was an adjunct faculty at NYU, an assistant adjunct professor at Columbia University as well as a frequent guest lecturer at other universities.

As a thought leader, Mr. Behle led EY’s Global Hospitality Insight publication, has been quoted by leading news organizations, including Reuters and Forbes, in addition to being featured on industry panels.

Mr. Behle has an MBA from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and a BS from Cornell University.

Michael Liu
Executive Director
CIL Group Ltd.

Michael Liu founded CIL Group Ltd. in 2001, and he is a Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP), a Certified Estate Planner in US, the Board Director of AOA (Asia Offshore Association) and the Founder of Threshing Floor, a KaaS platform for wealth management.

CIL has its core business in the field of offshore incorporation and trust, dedicated to offering wealth management solutions in global tax and investment optimization, privacy, succession and protection for HNWI clients. Many years of dedication makes CIL become the leader in its field of practice.

Michael has been engaging in offshore financial industry for more than 18 years. As the first professional from Mainland China who was certified with TEP, he is good at using vehicles such as incorporation, trust, foundation, insurance, loan, and anonymity to achieve the goals in international trading, outbound investment and family wealth management with privacy, succession, protection and tax-efficiency for the clients. One of Michael’s strength is designing and employing plans for tackling CRS and FATCA issues, and global succession planning for US related clients.

Michael is a frequent speaker and powerful trainer in various forums, and has published articles in many professional publications such as China Economic Review, CBN Weekly, China Business, Global Business & Finance, Wealth Management and China Offshore.

In 2016, Michael founded “Threshing Floor”, no.1 KaaS (Knowledge as a Service) platform for wealth management industry, the vision of this platform is “Connect and Empower”, i.e. connect the leaders who can impart real knowhow to help others to be successful in their real world practice.

Andrew Yen
Founder
Panhe Family Office

Andrew Yen, Founder of Panhe Family Office, is also Executive Director of Panrich Family Office and Independent Director of Shandong International Trust Co., Ltd. Andrew used to work as Vice President at Union Bank of Switzerland(UBS)and Director of UBS Securities Co. Limited(UBSS).

Mr. Yen focuses on family wealth preservation and inheritance, and sticks to the strategy of “buyer” positioning. With taking “defend, attack and pass” as the main line, he first initiated “top ten service modules” of family office industry. Now he is leading a professional team, directing and managing several MFO. Drawing on his significant international background as well as local practical experiences, Mr. Yen has built structured systems of family wealth management for numerous ultra-high net worth family business clients in China, and has assisted these clients in the creation of SFO for their families.

Mr. Yen has worked respectively as Vice President at Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS) and Director at UBS Securities Co. Limited (UBSS) for many years. He has nearly two decades of experience in finance and private banking (Including China, United States, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan, etc.), and served over 230 high net worth Chinese families. He also has deep know-how to solute the conflict business problems and obstacles which Chinese entrepreneurs are facing.

Anaam Shehadeh
Business Immigration Advisor

Premier UK Business LLP

Anaam Shehadeh is an experienced Business immigration consultant working for Premier Consultancy that specializes in providing International Tax Consultancy to high-net-worth individuals and immigration services to businessmen and entrepreneurs looking to internationalizing their businesses.

Anaam has extensive experience in the field of Immigration and Residency Programs. She has the privilege of assisting over a thousand applicants looking for residency programs or direct citizenships.

Rosie Bai
Overseas Marketing Manager
Korantina Homes

Rosie leads all marketing efforts for Korantina homes in East Asia and assists with business development.

Rosie has extensive experience in the cross-border investment and immigration consultancy industries, and has a particularly deep understanding of the Cyprus real estate market and the Cyprus Immigration Program. She leverages this knowledge and experience, to help her clients, often Asian high-net-worth individuals, achieve their investment goals in Europe.

Prior to joining Korantina Homes, Rosie held several marketing, account management, and business development roles in the UK. She holds a MA from King’s College, London, and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English.

Gregor Nassief
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
GEMS Holdings Ltd.

Dominica-born Gregor Nassief is a longtime entrepreneur and successful businessman. Exposed to hospitality early on, Gregor officially began his hotel career in 2011 when his vision to create a lush, family home evolved into the first luxury resort on the Caribbean’s Nature Island—Secret Bay. With a penchant for design, art, architecture and customer service, Gregor established GEMS Holdings Limited in 2016, which includes a portfolio of world-renowned owned and managed properties including Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort and most recently, The Residences at Secret Bay, the company’s initial foray into luxury real estate.

Prior to entering the hospitality space, Gregor studied software engineering and finance at New York University. He went on to launch Cerca Technology in Latin America, building a new technology and pioneering an untapped market. Gregor continues to lead Cerca, which now has offices in five countries and customers in over 20.

Lauren Nan
Key Client Manager
Leo Trust Switzerland AG

Lauren is one of the first Chinese speaking international trustee administrators in Switzerland. She has been engaged in international trust management in European private banks and well-known financial institutions, including Rothschild bank and French private banks.

Lauren is proficient in six languages including Chinese, Korean, Japanese, English, French and German. She has nearly 15 years of experience in international trust management and has served high-end clients from all over the world, including Asia Pacific, Southeast Asia, East and West Europe, North America and the Middle East.

Lauren is currently in charge of the high-net-worth clients and Asia market of Leo Trust Switzerland AG. Previously, she was Founder and Director of Silkbridge & Co GmbH, Director of VoltexPower AG, Partner of Success 21, the Member of Society of Trust & Estate practitioner, and the Member of Swiss Chinese Chamber of Commerce.

Chang Cai
Director and Founding Partner
Shanghai Inhetrust Law Firm

Mr. Chang Cai, a law expert in private banking and wealth management, is Director and Founding Partner of Shanghai Inhetrust Law Firm. He is the earliest professional lawyer in China qualified with Certified Private Banker (CPB). He used to be a partner of Finance Team at Dentons Law Offices and a Research Fellow in Foreign Law at Miyake & Partners of Japan. Mr. Cai respectively got his Bachelor’s Degree in Economic Law from Northwest University of Political Science and Law in China, and his Master’s Degree in Civil Law from Law School of Osaka University in Japan.

Mr. Cai mainly aims at Chinese private entrepreneurs and other high-net-worth individuals. He provides complex private wealth management and asset-allocation-related solutions for cross-border laws and taxation issues, which involve CRS, FATCA, immigration for family members, dual tax identities, cross-border asset allocation, offshore business operation, overseas investment and M&A, overseas listing and financing, etc.

Mr. Cai has been invited to serve as the long-term lecturer for wealth management courses by a number of financial institutions, and has provided services for many financial intermediaries and their high-net-worth clients, including insurance companies, trust companies, large-scale domestic and foreign banks. He has given more than 150 speeches to nearly ten thousand audiences.

David Yu
Founding Partner and Chief Editor
Middle Networks

David You has ten years of experience in the field of international investment and identity planning services for Chinese enterprises. He is a columnist in the field of cross-border business and investment. He is also the founding partner and chief editor of Middle Networks. He graduated from the University of New South Wales in Accounting.

Faye Huang
Corporate Paralegal
Loeb Smith Attorneys

Ms. Faye Huang is a corporate paralegal in our Corporate Group. She advises on the formation and launch of a wide range of Cayman Islands hedge funds, PE funds and real estate funds. Ms. Huang has also advised on corporate matters relating to M&A and joint venture transactions involving various Cayman company structures in Technology, Media and Telecom sectors. She has worked on a number of merger take-privates of Chinese owned and managed companies listed on the NYSE and on NASDAQ. Faye is fluent in Mandarin and Shanghainese and worked for a major U.S. law firm in Shanghai prior to joining our Corporate Group. Also, Faye is a Chinese qualified lawyer.

Peter Vas
Partner
Loeb Smith Attorneys

Peter is a Partner in Loeb Smith Attorneys, and leads/coordinates, the firm’s Banking & Finance and Corporate Groups in Hong Kong.

He provides British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands law advice to banks, other financial institutions, sponsors, insurance companies, other corporate entities and private clients to deal with day-to-day legal issues and complex, strategic matters.

Peter has previously worked as an attorney in Sidley Austin’s London office and the Channel Islands and Hong Kong offices of Mourant Ozannes.

He holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB Honours) from the University College of London and a Postgraduate Diploma of Law with Distinction (PGDip Law Dist) from BPP Law School London.

He specializes in Banking & Finance, Corporate and Restructuring.

Gary Smith
Partner
Loeb Smith Attorneys

Mr. Smith is a Partner in the Corporate Group of Loeb Smith Attorneys. He advises on Investment Fund formation and launch and ongoing advice to hedge funds, private equity funds, cryptocurrency funds, and other asset classes, M&A (e.g. merger take-private transactions and blockchain technology mergers and acquisitions), private equity investments, corporate, and finance transactions. He provides Cayman law and BVI law advice to companies, banks,investment fund managers, in-house counsels, onshore counsels, and high-net-worth individuals to help deal with day-to-day issues and complex, strategic matters.

Chambers & Partners Global has ranked Mr. Smith in the top tiers of Investment Funds lawyers in the Cayman Islands and sources describe him as: “a bright guy, a team player, and a hard worker” (Chambers 2014), appreciated for maintaining “strong client-relationships and is highly regarded by sources in North America and Asia” (Chambers 2017), and “his knowledge impresses me and his creativity is outstanding. He is also very patient and intelligent”(Chambers 2018).

In 2022 he is ranked in Asia Business Law Journal‘s A-Lists of the Top Offshore Lawyers. The list is based on extensive research conducted and nominations received from in-house counsel in Asia, and Asia-focused partners from domestic and international law firms.

Emmanuel Nanthan
Head of the Citizenship by Investment Unit, Dominica

Emmanuel Nanthan was appointed as the Head of the Citizenship by Investment Unit in February 2015, leading the Unit carrying out the Citizenship by Investment Program which has been remarkably contributing to the domestic economy. Mr. Nanthan is also the Ambassador-at-Large of the Office of the current Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, dealing with critical diplomatic affairs.

Previously, Mr. Nanthan has served as the Dominica Ambassador as well as the Special Advisor to two former Prime Ministers, Pierre Charles and Roosevelt Douglas.

Mr. Nanthan graduated from Loughborough University in Business Development and Management, where he was educated to be a successful businessman. He showed his entrepreneurship talent when he was working as the Executive of an insurance corporation.

Mr. Nanthan is also an enthusiastic and active sports person. He is currently the President of Dominica and Windward Islands Cricket, Vice President West Indies Cricket Board and the Director of United States Cricket Association, promoting the cricket sports in the Caribbean area.

Les Khan
Chief Executive Officer
Citizenship by Investment Unit, St. Kitts

Les Khan is Chief Executive Officer of the St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship Investment Unit (CIU) and a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) and the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). He has over 20 years of experience with large financial organizations and risk management companies globally.

Prior to working with the Government of St Kitts and Nevis, Les Khan was the Senior Director of Program Management at IPSA International. He was a Senior Vice President and Director of Operations for Northern Operating Services; a Vice President and Head of Operations for Northern Trust Company; a Managing Director for Financial Software Systems; and the Head of Global Business/Technology Services for the National Australia Bank. He has also held other senior positions at major financial institutions within the United States.

Alan Yang
Partner
PKF Demei Law Firm

Alan Yang, the partner of PKF Demei Law Firm, is skilled in providing legal services related to overseas investment and identity management to Chinese individuals, families and enterprise clients. Proficient in American EB-1A / NIW exceptional talent visa, L-1 / EB1C multinational manager visa, E-2 treaty investor visa, EB-5 investor visa and other types of U.S. visas, he has successfully applied for U.S. green cards and visas for hundreds of families, and has been invited to attend hundreds of industry summit and events as the speaker.

Mr. Yang is a Chinese practicing lawyer, a practicing lawyer in the United States and New York State, a Member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). He got his LLM at Emory University School of Law and his Bachelor of Laws at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.

Ana Graciela Medina
Partner
Icaza, Gonzalez-Ruiz & Alemán of Panama

Ana Graciela Medina is a partner at Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán, and the Director in charge of the Immigration and Naturalization department and the Real Estate and Real Estate Investments practice. She is also part of the Public Contracting team.

Ms. Medina has over 20 years of experience providing solid legal support to a large number of clients, advising them in corporate, real estate, tourism, and investment projects, as well as migratory matters. She also has extensive experience in New Technologies Law, Data and Software Legal Protection, I.T. contracts, and Banking systems.

Ms. Medina holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Political Science from Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología, ULACIT, Cum Laude Probatus, Panama (2001), and a Master in Information and Law from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), Spain (2002). She also completed the Executive Programs – Focus on Corporate Law and Management at Instituto de Empresa de Madrid (I.E.), Spain (2002) and International Studies, focus on Latin America, at Saint Edward’s University, Austin, Texas USA (1995 – 1997).

She is currently a member of the Immigration Law Commission of Panama’s Bar Association.

Sarah Wang
Vice President
Shanghai Wish Immigration Ltd.

Sarah Wang is currently the vice president of Shanghai Wish Immigration Ltd. She graduated from Shanghai International Studies University. She has focuses on and studied the real estate market and immigration industry in Europe, the United States, Canada and other countries. She is skilled in analyzing the investment value from the immigration policies perspective and selecting the best project that balances up between the return and security.

Sarah is an expert in cross-border asset allocation with the qualification of the intermediate economist. She has nearly 10 years of experience in cross-border investment, overseas real estate and immigration by investment. She has involved into overseas projects with total asset value exceeding $100 million and has helped many families customize strategies and successfully realize immigration.

Sarah has the professional qualification of a psychological consultant, is good at listening and analyzing, and can help and guide you to clarify the core needs of you and your family from an expert point of view, so as to find the most exclusive solution for the future development of individuals and their children.

Zarrian Liu
Managing Director of Family Advisory Center
Lupu Investment Group

Mr. Zarrian Liu currently serves as the Managing Director of Family Advisory Center of Lupu Investment Group, and also the Managing Director of Lupu (Hong Kong) Trust Co., Ltd. He holds a master’s degree in law conferred by Stockholm University in Sweden. He successively served several domestic and multinational law firms, focusing on M&A and IPO. He ever served as a senior consultant at Portcullis Group, an Asian leading family firm in Singapore, and also Senior Vice President of Wing Lung Bank Trust Services (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. under China Merchants Bank. Meanwhile, he holds several concurrent posts, such as the Director of Hong Kong Family Offices Association, a lecturer specially invited for China Millions Forum (CMF), and a think tank member specially invited for International Asset Planner Association (IAPA).  

He is mainly responsible for providing high-net-worth clients in Greater China with integrated services of family wealth management, including but not limited to: making the personalized strategies for global asset allocation, and the plans for inheritance of wealth and family traditions; establishing the family governance systems, domestic and overseas family trust institutions, family funds, private foundations, private equity funds and other upper-level legal structures, as well as family committees; and drafting the family charters. In the past 15 years, he has served more than 500 Chinese UHNW clients, and participated in the overseas red-chip structure establishment and overseas financing for more than 20 Chinese companies.

Shuying Chen
Senior Partner
Shanghai FO Law Firm

Holding a master’s degree in law conferred by East China University of Political Science and Law, Lawyer Shuying Chen now is a senior partner of Shanghai FO Law Firm, and an outstanding lawyer in the field of private wealth management and dispute resolution.

She is mainly specialized in the resolution of various disputes regarding contract signing, private wealth management, financial product designs, private equity, corporate equity structure designs, stock equity, taxation and legal services, civil and commercial cases, etc.

Lawyer Shuying Chen has established a long-term partnership with many Fortune Global 500 companies including the famous Asian real estate group CapitaLand, listed company China Resources (Holdings) Co., Ltd., and TESCO Group. She provides them with permanent integrated legal services including legal consulting and real estate dispute resolution, etc. Meanwhile, she delivers compliant legal services for many private equity fund managers, and also legal services of dispute resolution for the Spanish retail giant Dia Group.

Kevin Xu
Assistant Vice President, Business Development (Mainland China)
Walton International Group

Kevin Xu is the Assistant Vice President, Business Development (Mainland China) of the Walton Group of Companies, focusing on business development in Mainland China, promoting Walton’s pre-development land products and providing training to business partners. Kevin also participates in land research, acquisition and syndication in the West Coast of the United States. With his extensive experience in the real estate and investment industry, he has been successfully formulating overseas asset allocation planning and providing customized exclusive services to individual clients and institution investors.

Kevin has more than 10 years of domestic and international investment management experience, including more than 8 years’ experience in promoting Walton product. Prior to joining, Kevin worked for a number of renowned financial investment groups.

Zhiguan Xu
Deputy General Manager of Shanghai Branch
Honghu Best Global Family Office

Holding a master’s degree in law conferred by Oxford University, Mr. Zhiguan Xu serves as Deputy General Manager of Shanghai Branch of Honghu Best Global Family Office, and an off-campus supervisor at Law School of East China University of Science and Technology. He boasts many years of experience in the industries of trust and wealth management, having made in-depth researches on the trustee laws, particularly the British and American trustee laws. He ever presided over the deal structure design, document drafting and full-cycle management for more than 100 commercial trust cases. He is good at dealing with family matters and intergenerational inheritance issues, and designing trust plans, etc. He is committed to providing personalized services for HNW clients and entrepreneurs. In addition, he is known as one of the pioneers carrying out the theoretical research on forefront issues such as dispute resolution of overseas family trust.  

Peter Meng
Managing Partner
EunaCon Perfect Alliance (China) CPA Firm

Under the leadership of Mr. Peter Meng with initiative spirit and resolute determination in the fields of auditing, accounting and taxation, accountants of EunaCon Perfect Alliance CPA Firm, in response to the BRI, extend business to western regions of Xinjiang, as well as countries along the BRI in South Asia, Central Asia, Africa and Europe, while taking root in China (Beijing) Pilot Free Trade Zone, China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (SHFTZ), and Qianhai & Shekoui Area of Shenzhen, China (Guangdong) Pilot Free Trade Zone. Hoping to help Chinese companies go global and realize the goal of global business expansion, EunaCon Perfect Alliance CPA Firm has taken the lead in launching the services of outbound investment, international taxation, overseas accounting and others in SHFTZ.

Under the leadership of Mr. Peter Meng as the founder and executive partner of EunaCon Perfect Alliance CPA Firm, through years of unremitting and bold efforts, including active expansion worldwide, has continuously improved the practice level and service quality, and become a new outstanding accounting force that is good at tough fight. As the leading accounting institution in SHFTZ in terms of innovative development, EunaCon Perfect Alliance CPA Firm plays an important role in promoting the compliant development of Chinese companies investing in the countries along the BRI. 

Alex Lin
Director of Strategic Business
U&I Group

Former Canadian Foreign Service Officer, Canadian Consul, Visa Officer, Immigration Consultant, James has 25 years of experience with the Government of Canada working as a Foreign Service Officer in Ottawa and overseas, first as a Visa Officer and then as a Consul and Officer in Charge in Canadian Embassies and Consulates in Europe, Australia and the United States as well as tours of duty in Ottawa.

James’ knowledge of immigration law is unparalleled, making him an invaluable asset for our company.

Mr. Alex Lin has ever worked in the world’s largest offshore legal service firm and currently serves as the Director of Strategic Business Department at U&I Group and the Marketing Head of Shanghai institutions. He is also a Distinguished Lecturer on Cross-border Investment in Suzhou Industrial Park, a Distinguished Lecturer in Shanghai Zizhu National High-Tech Industrial Development Park, a Distinguished Lecturer on Offshore Legal and Compliance for financial institutions and a Distinguished Lecturer of Overseas Listing Planning.

Mr. Lin has rich practical experience and a collection of successful cases in the fields of cross-border trade, investment, M&A, shareholding structure, offshore trust, family foundation, family business succession planning and family estate planning. During his serving industry for over ten years, he has been committed to assisting Chinese entrepreneurs and enterprises in the overseas strategic layout of their globalization development.

He currently serves as an Overseas Strategy Advisor of several companies, as well as a Contract Consultant of multiple banks on international business plus offshore legal and compliance.

Vicky Lord
Managing Partner
Harneys Shanghai

Vicky Lord is the managing partner of Harneys Shanghai and is a highly regarded litigator in offshore cross-border commercial cases. As head of Shanghai Litigation, Restructuring and Insolvency team, she obtains significant wins for clients acting as a litigator in ultra-high-value, high-profile commercial disputes with cross-border elements.

Vicky often acts as a specialist BVI litigation co-counsel for PRC and US listed companies for IPOs in contentious scenarios. She has a wealth of experience in take-privates, as well as schemes of arrangements, acting company side to secure wins for clients. She has a proven track record of significant wins in shareholder and board-room disputes for new economy and tech companies, acting both company side and for shareholders and directors alike.   

Vicky is an experienced advocate, ranging from insolvency and distressed hedge fund litigation to shareholder disputes. She has appeared in the highest offshore court at appellate level, before the Privy Council in London and acts as advocate, supporting on-shore firms, in English language arbitrations in the PRC. Vicky’s client base includes some of the world’s top financial institutions, blue-chip listed companies and ultra-high net worth individuals. 

Vicky is listed as a next generation lawyer for offshore in Legal 500, an asset recovery specialist and Thought Leader in Who’s Who Legal and has been recognised by China Business Law Journal in their prestigious A-List 2020 as one of China’s Elite 100 Lawyers (Foreign firm).

Vicky is a foreign registered lawyer in the PRC. As a barrister, Vicky is a member of the Chancery Bar Association. She is also a specially invited foreign registered lawyer member of the Shanghai Bar Association. She is equally at home advising and presenting cases in Spanish and has a good level of Portuguese, French and Italian comprehension.

Bill Ye
Partner
King & Wood Mallesons Shanghai

Mr. Bill Ye has 20 years of professional experience as a lawyer in China’s tax field. He is experienced in compliance and tax consulting, tax dispute resolution, transfer pricing, and private wealth management. His comprehensive legal and financial background enables him to provide customers with integrated business, legal, and tax solutions.

Mr. Ye is particularly adept at providing innovative and integrated solutions for customers with major or emerging complex projects. He has served customers in a wide range of industries, including TMT, manufacturing, finance, real estate, pharmaceuticals, culture, and entertainment.

Prior to joining King & Wood Mallesons, Mr. Ye was a Partner at Deloitte Shanghai and was responsible for the key work of the Deloitte Tax Technology Center in East China.

Mr. Ye has consistently been ranked as one of the “Leading Lawyers” in China’s taxation field by a number of internationally renowned professional legal rating agencies between 2016 and 2018.

William Ma
Founder
GROW Investment Group

William Ma is the founder of GROW Investment Group and a CAIA Association Board Member. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst, and a member of the Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts.

William got over 18 years of industry experience and used to be the Chief Investment Officer of Noah Holdings and the Chief Investment Officer of Gopher Asset Management, the asset management arm of Noah. As CIO of Noah and Gopher, he was responsible for overseeing all investment management, asset allocation and investment products due diligence of combined USD80 billion of asset. He also actively manages the discretionary mandates and China domestic public market funds including a Greater China multi-managers fund, ranked the best emerging market fund of hedge funds globally (3 years annualized return) by BarclayHedge, and led the team won the prestige Golden Bull Award – Best Domestic Fund of Hedge Funds in China in 2018. Mr. Ma has been the Foreign Expert QDLP Review Committee Member for the Shanghai Municipal Government Financial Service Department since 2012.

Mr. Ma received his BEng (EESE) from the University of Hong Kong and his MBA in Finance and E-Commerce from the University of San Francisco, and was invited to Peking University in Beijing as an exchange student representative in the Beijing International MBA (BiMBA) program in 2002.

Bei Wang
Director
Shanghai Zhonghan Haiyang Certified Tax Agents Co., Ltd.

Ms. Bei Wang has engaged in the work of finance, taxation, and audit for 22 years, in professional tax consultation service for over 15 years, and has been serving as the Director of Shanghai Zhonghan Haiyang Certified Tax Agents Co., Ltd. for over 10 years. She took charge of the annual report audit, special audit, tax-related verification, tax consultation, tax revenue planning, transfer pricing, etc. of multiple enterprises directly under the central government, large-scale state-owned groups, commercial banks, financial enterprises, listed companies at home and abroad, high and new tech enterprises, Fortune 500 enterprises, regional headquarters of foreign-funded enterprises, etc., and is able to propose practical tax-related solutions. She has been carrying out many successful cases relating to international tax consultation and planning, including international taxation, cross-border taxation, and overseas M&A, in cooperation with a number of local institutions of Hong Kong, Japan, the US, and Australia, She also has years of experience in providing tax planning within China and overseas in terms of private wealth for clients.

Johnny Wong
Managing Director
Overseas Company Services Limited

Johnny Wong is the founder of Overseas Company Services Limited (“OCS”), apart from being the holder of two Master Degrees in both Engineering Science and Corporate Governance, Mr. Wong has obtained numerous professional qualifications accredited by various professional bodies throughout the years including but not limited to Associate Member of The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute (“HKICS”), Fellow Certified Public Accountant of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“HKICPA”), Associate Member of Association of International Accountants (“AIA”) and Fellow Chartered Tax Advisor (Practising) of The Taxation Institute of Hong Kong (“TIHK”). He is also a member of the Taxation Committee of Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, and has been active in the field of Accounting, Audit, Taxation and Corporate Management Services for more than 15 years. 

Mr. Wong has successfully applied for the Registered Agent licences in British Virgin Islands (“BVI”), Seychelles and Hong Kong on behalf of OCS, which allows OCS to provide professional corporate management services as a registered Filing Agent in the respective jurisdictions. 

With his extensive experience and his professional background and accomplishments, Mr. Wong is familiar with the regulatory compliance requirements and development trends in both BVI, Seychelles, Hong Kong and other offshore jurisdictions in relation to the corporate services industry.