Ms. Anitha Cherian who heads the immigration portfolio at Santa Monica has a Masters in Law and Business Administration, with 10 years of extensive and qualitative experience in the areas of US, Canada and Australia Immigration profession.
Having worked as Legal Specialist for Australia, US, Canada law firms for a decade or more, she is very much accustomed with the immigration laws and visa processing procedures for US, CANADA AND AUSTRALIA. Her specialties include Applications for Permanent Residence and Citizenship, filing Immigration and non-immigrant petitions and Employment-Based Petitions.
A dynamic and a known personality as the Member of International Bar Association, Anitha leads our team of experienced and dedicated personnel who render ethical, professional, efficient and stress-free immigration and visa application services through accurate profiling by understanding client qualification and experience of our individual and corporate clients. She personally oversees completion of life-cycle of application from the initiation, transition and closing of file.
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.
Drawing on experience gained in an international career spanning 15+ years and four continents, Mr. Munz serves as Senior Consultant to the Investment Migration Council, the worldwide industry association for Residence and Citizenship by Investment professionals.
Having recently developed a series of high-level Mediterranean region event programming for The Economist, Chris now advises the IMC’s Chief Executive and the Secretariat on communications strategy and the building of effective new relationships with government and private sector stakeholders at the Ministerial and CEO level — primarily via premier business media, executive business events, and direct engagement with prospective partners.
As a Canadian who is passionate about international business and holds an MBA in Leadership from a global top-50 programme in France, Chris brings to the table a rare combination of an enlightened big-picture worldview and a pragmatic cross-cultural approach to business in the globalized world.
Dr. Clint Bennetti is a lawyer by profession and holds a master’s in financial services. He started his career as an associate with a law firm which specialises in financial services and investment services law. During his tenure within the firm, he was admitted to partnership. Later he joined an international financial services group as Director where he was responsible for the day-to-day management and operations of the group’s entities in Malta. Within this group, he was Director of a Company Services Provider, coordinating and managing its business on a day-to-day basis and from a strategic perspective, and Managing Director and member of the trustee committee of a Retirement Scheme Administrator.
Dr. Bennetti joined Kylin Prime Group as its Operations Director in Malta, where he is responsible for overseeing the set-up of various businesses for the group and their operations. During his career Dr. Bennetti has attended numerous courses on topics such as risk management, securities law, compliance, company law, investment services and collective investment schemes and published a number of articles.
Dr Tajinder Pal Singh is a renowned Attorney in India and also registered Migration Consultant from Australia registered with MARA.
Dr. Singh is Vice Chairman on committee of AUSTRALIA NZ INDIA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION.
Dr. Singh has been nominated on the Board of Punjabi Academy, Delhi Government for overseas work.
Dr. Singh has dual distinction of holding Law degree from India and has been into consultancy since 1991 as a registered Lawyer with the statutory body of India.
Dr. Sign has dealt with corporate houses like Coca Cola and has handled anti piracy movies campaign. Dr Singh has made contracts for Movies like Delhi-6, Arjun pandit, Khauff, Blue to name a few.
Network Law offices now offers wealth of expertise to individuals, families and businesses planning to migrate and also has in house team of Lawyers and Corporate Business Investment consultants. 25 years of consulting with impeachable record, Dr. Singh has completed illustrious 25 years in providing consulting services and managing complex documentation requirements with a successful track record.
Dr Singh has also represented Media houses and have network of Auditors, Financial Experts and Lawyers who work as part of the Network Law Offices Team
Geetanjali Naidu is an Immigration Lawyer and High Court Advocate practicing in India.She is the founder of GN LEGAL ADVISOR, a Mumbai-‐based Immigration Law Firm. Ms. Naidu helps her clients through all stages of EB5 Immigrant Investor
Program, Ireland PR, Canada PR, European PR and Citizenship (Cyprus, Malta, Portugal, Spain, Greece) along with St. Kitts and Nevis.
Ms. Naidu’s legal services include counseling for the Investor and their family members, analysis of all documents related to EB5 and other countries.She specializes in reparing Source of Funds report for EB5 clients, tax planning along with Chartered Accounts or CPA, checking the company related documents. She provides an efficient combination of advocacy and advisory role to her clients, has traveled widely and seen the most conceivable immigration issues faced by her clients. She has helped her clients decide which country to settle in and has been instrumental in shaping the lives of many, making their dreams come true.
Ms. Naidu is very well respected throughout the immigration law community in India, US and Europe.
She is the admitted to the Bar Association of Maharashtra & Goa and has been awarded the “Certificate of Practice”
from All India Bar Association.
28 years of experience in real estate development, investment and investment banking
Considerable investment banking and corporate finance experience in Garanti Investment Bank and Coopers & Lybrand in Paris (1991-1997)
General Manager of Yapı Kredi Koray, one of the leading Turkish REITs and developers (1997-2006)
Founder Chairman of GYODER (National Association of Turkish Real Estate Investment Companies) (1999-2003) and Chairman of Advisory Board (2013), Founder Chairman of AYD (Council of Shopping Centers- Turkey) (2008-2012), Founder Cp-Chair of ISF, Istanbul Shopping Fest (2010-2012), Founder member of TAMPF (Turkish Federation of Shopping Centers and Retailers), Founder Chair of ULI (Urban Land Instutite) Turkish District and Steering Committee (Member of ULI Europe since June 2003)
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.
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).
Caribbean Legal and Project Advisory Services Limited
Kaisha Ince, Barrister and Attorney at Law, is the former Chairperson of the Grenada Citizenship by Investment Programme and a notable specialist in Citizenship by Investment programmes in the Caribbean. As Chairperson of Grenada’s Programme, a post she held for more than two years, she is credited with having overseen a period of record application volumes and revenue growth for Grenada’s Programme. Her vast knowledge of citizenship by investment programmes is second to none and she speaks widely not only on Grenada’s Programme but issues of topicality in the industry.
Ms Ince who has been a practising lawyer for 30 years, started her career in London with the international law firm, Clifford Chance, and has worked for a number of international investment banks including Swiss Banking Corporation, Bankers Trust and Citigroup. She holds a Masters Degree in Corporate and Commercial Law from University College, University of London. She is a member of the Bar of England and Wales and admitted to practise in a number of Caribbean jurisdictions. Ms. Ince has extensive experience primarily in the areas of International Finance, Commercial Law, Projects, Investments and Governance. During the period 2012-2016, Ms. Ince was a Commonwealth Fund for Technical Co-operation Expert in the role of Senior Commercial Counsel and has provided key legal and commercial advice to the Government of Grenada on investments and financial arrangements to foster and encourage economic development and growth as the Senior Governance, Legal and Commercial Advisor to the Prime Minister of Grenada in the Prime Minister’s Office.
Now Managing Director of Caribbean Legal and Project Advisory Services Limited, Ms Ince has settled on a broader consulting career advising not only on issues and policies of citizenship by investment but assisting Governments in the Caribbean to attract investment capital and projects.
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 2014-2018, 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 Investment Based Immigration Presentations include:
Various H-1B to EB-5 pathway presentations across the United States
E-2 v. EB-5: How to choose the visa that is best for you, Dubai, UAE, January 05, 2018
Marco Cerrato, partner of Maisto e Associati, is an Italian tax lawyer assisting corporate and individual clients in tax regularization procedures, tax audits and tax dispute resolutions matters including tax settlements, mutual assistance and arbitration procedures. He is also retained by banks and family offices for generational planning, lifetime asset transfers and ownership structures, transfer of residence to/from Italy and taxation/structuring of art collections having developed wide-spanning expertise in those areas. He has acted as consultant of the Italian Government and since 2018 he is member of the Committee of Step Italy.
Nishith Desai is the founder of research and strategy driven international law firm, Nishith Desai Associates. A renowned International Tax, Corporate & IP lawyer Nishith specializes in the Financial Services sector and assisted Government of Mauritius and Government of India in launching their inidvidual offshore financial centers. The firm has now worked for over 1400 funds across all classes of asset.
He has consistently ranked as a Top Tax Lawyer by Chambers Asia, Legal 500, Asian Counsel and Pacific Business Press, Legal Era, a prestigious Legal Media Group, IDEX Legal and others. He has also been ranked No.28 in a global Top 50 “Global List” by Tax Business, a UK-based journal for the international tax community and is listed in the Lex Witness “Hall of fame: Top 50′ individuals who have helped shape the legal landscape of modern India”
Ms. Nona Bains is a highly qualified professional with dual Masters in Accounting & International Business, and in Philosophy in International trade and Banking who has been a university topper. She had moved to the US at a very young age with permanent resident status and stayed there for 15 years which gave her an exposure to the western culture. She has extensively travelled to many countries including USA, UK, Canada, Australia, France, Switzerland, Spain, Hong Kong, Dubai, and many more.
Travelling to various international destinations gave her the good insights into the specific lifestyles, cultures, and career and settlement options offered by various countries.
Most of the consultants have never experienced immigration themselves, nor have they travelled to countries of their interest. All their knowledge is mostly web-driven. She has numerous years of professional experience in the immigration industry. Her knowledge and practical experience of immigration laws, government requirements, and procedures are unmatchable. Her major thrust is to maintain the highest possible standards of professionalism, confidentiality, integrity, and dedication to client-service in AKKAM.
She is recognized by the CEO Magazine as among the top “30 Women Entrepreneurs to Watch in India – 2018.”
Pat Saini, head of immigration at Penningtons Manches is a true leader and a force of nature – challenging “the system” bringing her unique blend of experience, strategy and risk management to the complexity of the UK visa process.
By applying her dexterity and encyclopaedic knowledge of immigration and visa requirements she enables HNW individuals, entrepreneurs and those that are exceptionally talented navigate the UK’s immigration system. Her clients emanate typically from India, USA and the Middle East.
She is known for her people skills, assisting in complex, sensitive and emotional situations where integrity, strategy and speed are important and always working across multiple jurisdictions. Her business clients commend her for being both strategic and forward thinking. Pat and her team are known for;
dealing with complex cases
being trusted advises to both family offices and corporate clients
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.
Rahul is an Associate at Fragomen’s New York office. He counsels clients on various employment-based and family-based immigration matters, including nonimmigrant visas, consular processing, permanent residency, and United States citizenship. His clients include high net worth individuals and corporations across a range of industries, including financial services, entertainment, arts, athletics, fashion, and technology.
Prior to joining Fragomen, Rahul worked for a prominent business and entertainment immigration firm in Los Angeles, California, where he provided immigration counsel to individuals, tech start-ups, multinational entertainment production companies, universities, and scientific research institutes.
Sachit joined Globe Detective Agency (P) Ltd. (GDA), after completing his Masters in Business Administration from the Strathclyde Business School in Glasgow, Scotland. His long career in the business of investigations and security has been marked by several awards and accolades.
He has been recognized as the Investigations Entrepreneur of the Year by the Indian Home Minister, Mr. Shivraj Patil in 2008 and the Investigation Personality of the Year by the Indian Minister of State, Minister of Home Affairs, Mr. Haribhai P. Chaudhary in 2014.
In 2015, he was elected President of the Council of International Investigators and in a historic first, re-elected President in 2016. He was awarded the “Lifetime Achievement Award in Investigation” by the President of India in 2012.
Currently, he focuses on Corporate Investigations, Due Diligence, and developing GDA’s business globally.
Sandhya Kapoor is a Director at ActiveAvenues where she leads the effort to provide customized residency and citizenship via investment solutions to the Firm’s HNI patrons. Initially focused on the EB-5 space, she has over the years expanded the product offering of the Firm to include programs for UK, Canada, Portugal, Grenada, Malta, Cyprus and other European and Caribbean jurisdictions. Sandhya has considerable experience in the Indian business environment and is valued by clients for her thoroughness, discretion and accountability. She leverages her knowledge to create awareness regarding Immigration Investment programs and across her network and channel partners. Sandhya holds an MBA from Oxford University’s Said School of Business after completing an honors degree in commerce from the prestigious Lady Shri Ram College in Delhi. Born and raised in New Delhi, Sandhya lived in the U.S. for a number of years and then moved to Mumbai in 2009. Please visit: www.activeavenues.com
Over 10+ years of experience in the field of Taxation, Regulatory and Succession Planning
Currently, he is a Vice President at Centrum Wealth Management Limited and plays a pivotal role in advising the HNI & UHNI clients of Centrum Wealth in the areas of Finance, Domestic and International Tax, Succession and Legacy Planning and Cross Border Migration and Investment Opportunities
Previously, he was with Ernst & Young LLP in the M&A Structuring and Private Clients Division and BMR & Associates in their Domestic and International Tax Team
In his previous stints, he has obtained enormous experience in advising clients on corporate restructuring, inbound and outbound investment planning, promoter level structuring including externalization
He holds a Chartered Accountant’s degree and has undertaken his graduation from Narsee Monjee College, Mumbai
He loves to Travel and aspires to be a Globe Trotter and meet people from varied cultures and lineage. In his free time, he prefers to engage in outdoor activity like Trekking and Playing Cricket & Badminton
Sreekumar has been an Investment advisor and Immigration Consultant for over 10 years covering both the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East, Mr. Nair is familiar with Canadian immigration, EB5 and other European CIP and residency programs. He says his clients are his best marketing channel.
Sreekumar Nair has been an international business Manager with years of experience in several countries most of which were with Bell Canada Enterprises and its subsidiaries around the world.
Mr. Nair is a specialist in company turn arounds particularly medium sized companies facing marketing and profitability issues. In addition, he is an accomplished sales and motivational trainer. Currently, he moves between India and Middle East managing his own Investment Consultancy business in Bahrain. Mr. Nair and his associates in USA, UK and Japan are also involved in raising finance for large infrastructure projects in Asian countries which are valued at US $100 Mn. and above.
Sreekumar is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary from the UK with papers in Marketing management and Corporate law.
Stephen Lockyer began his involvement with Canada’s Immigrant Investor Program in 1989, giving him over 29 years of experience in the immigration business. Stephen has assisted over 3,500 families to immigrate, with a total direct investment contribution of over $650 Million.
Stephen Lockyer attended Mount Allison and McGill Universities, and obtained his CPA designation. Stephen is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant and also a member of Canada’s Institute of Corporate Directors. In 2012, Stephen was appointed by US President Jimmy Carter to the Board of Councilors of the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
Stephen and Confederation Partners engage more than 1,400 partner representatives from over 50 countries. He and his team successfully market immigration programs for Canada, the United States, Portugal, Grenada, St. Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Antigua & Barbuda, and the Commonwealth of Dominica.
Sudhir Saha has been dealing with Investor Programs of Canada for more than 25 years, US EB-5 for more than 5 years. Also dealing with Global Citizenship like Cyprus, Malta, St Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Antigua & Barbuda, Grenada. Two running offices in two countries (Bangladesh and Canada). Sudhir attended various seminars around the world. Conducted and delivered speeches in different seminars on Global Immigration and Citizenship.
Szabolcs Toth is a Regional Manager at Chetcuti Cauchi, a leading European law firm with offices in Valletta, Cyprus, London, Zürich and Hong Kong. He heads the Residency & Citizenship arm of the firm. He and his team are responsible for markets in Africa, the Middle-East and Greater India, and also advise on European and Caribbean residency and citizenship programmes.
An economist by profession, Szabolcs has a special interest in foreign direct investment in particular through citizen by investment programmes, property investment and company relocation. Prior to joining Chetcuti Cauchi he worked in various industries and was responsible for business development, project management and general management.
Utsav R. Doshi is a Chartered Accountant, having qualified as a National Scholar, & with super-specialization in Fraud Detection & Forensic Audit. He started his career with the world’s largest accounting firm, Deloitte, after which he moved to London as an Associate VP with an Investment Bank, where he conducted business analysis & valuation of projects for ensuring the safety of investor’s money. His core areas of focus are Financial Due-Diligence of EB5 Projects and a comprehensive documentation of SOF (Sources of Funds), including FEMA advisory, so as to avoid the request for evidence which is otherwise faced by Indian applicants. His dual adaptability, to the Indian eco-system & the USCIS regulations, gives him an unparallel exposure for bringing the desired success to Indian EB5 applicants.
Utsav is full-time based out of India managing office locations at Ahmedabad, Delhi & Mumbai. He practises yoga and meditation in his daily spare time.
Current qualifications: B.Com (State Merits); C.A. (National Scholar); Forensic & Fraud Detection Certified; CFE (USA); DISA
Venkateswaran Palat Krishnan, MBA, MBus(Aus), BGL, LLB, Juris Doctor, LLM (Aus), is a Senior Consultant with over 14 years of experience with Australian and New Zealand immigration.
He is the Director of “Invest and Settle”. He is an Australian Lawyer, Registered Migration Agent [No: 0530932] for Australia and was the first to obtain New Zealand Immigration Advisor License [License No: 200800438] in India. He has over 34 years of experience in various fields including Marketing, Administration, and Immigration Law and had held senior management positions in various industries. He has vast experience of serving clients from almost all over the globe including India, South Africa, West Indies, Europe, USA, Iran, Angola, Mauritius, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and also Middle East countries like Oman and UAE.
Dr. Yanfeng Chen is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of DEZHU US with extensive experiences of real estate development, strategic direction, fund raising, capital management, project planning, and operation overseeing to lead various projects into successful businesses. Dr. Chen completed his undergraduate studies and obtained his master’s degree at Peking University, China and received his PHD degree from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA and has served in state’s institute, federal government, and private sectors for more than 20 years.
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.