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ASEAN Roadshow 2016: Labuan IBFC: A Natural Choice for Growing ASEAN Businesses and Private Clients (Laos)
Southeast Asia is the world’s most economically vibrant region. Further fueled by the economic integration through the ASEAN Economic Community, the rising prominence of high net worth individuals and its proximity to major markets, the ASEAN region beckons as a catalyst for growth.
Our ASEAN Roadshow 2016 will examine how Labuan IBFC centrally located in Asia, boasting a 25-year track record, stands out as an ideal midshore jurisdiction from which to house your regional operations and manage your private wealth.
    Chua Wei Min is Director of ZICO Trust Limited. She specialises in the areas of trusts and foundations and legal and regulatory compliance on activities carried out at Labuan IBFC.

    She is a consultant with the ZICOlaw network of ASEAN law firms and related services which regional hub is in Singapore and member firms and other associated service providers are in Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh, Yangon, Vientiane, Melbourne and Sydney.

    She advises on Labuan trusts and foundations for both commercial and private use. This includes corporate trust advisory for restructuring purposes and the use of orphan trusts for sale and leaseback and asset securitisation transactions, and private trust and foundation set ups for family wealth and estate planning.

    Wei Min was one of the lead external consultants in the law reform exercise undertaken by the Labuan Financial Services Authority in 2007 to revamp the regulatory framework of Labuan IBFC which translated into 8 new and revised Labuan acts in February 2010. As a key member of the network’s Labuan legal practice, she advises extensively on the use of Labuan entities as a tax-efficient vehicle for asset holding, tax planning and private wealth management purposes. She also advises on regulatory compliance issues on financial activities in the Labuan IBFC as well as the establishment of private equity funds in Labuan.

    Wei Min speaks Mandarin fluently. She is also a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and a committee member of STEP Malaysia.
    Before joining ZICO Law, Aris worked for DFDL and VNA Legal in Laos. He combines his local knowledge and experience with international expertise. He has professional experience in the following practice areas: company establishment, corporate and commercial, investment structuring, investment regulatory compliance, investment and project coordination, due diligence, contracts, real estate, labour, intellectual property registration, energy, mining, infrastructure, international non-governmental organizations, administrative and other government proceedings in the Lao PDR and Philippines.

    Aris was admitted to the Bar in the Philippines in 2000 and practised in the Philippines until 2004. In 2005, he relocated to Laos and has been practising as a foreign legal adviser in Laos since then. Aris joined DFDL in 2005 and VNA Legal in 2012 as a partner and head of legal. He joins as the managing partner of ZICO Law in Laos on September 2015.
    Hiu Chee Fatt joined Labuan IBFC Inc as Trust Adviser in 2010, bringing with him more than two decades of experience in capital markets, financial products and fund management.

    Prior to joining Labuan IBFC Inc, he served as Director of Legal, Compliance and Risk Management at Prudential Asset Management Berhad, one of the largest multinational fund management companies in Malaysia. He previously headed the credit and risk management functions of various financial institutions, including Hong Leong Bank Berhad, AmBank Berhad and Sime Bank Berhad.

    Mr Hiu holds an Advanced Diploma of Business Administration from the Association of Business Executives (ABE) and a Master of Business Administration from the College of Cambridgeshire, both in the UK.
Date :
11-Oct-2016 (Tue)

Time :
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM 

Don Chan Palace Hotel & Convention
Conference No: 6, 7, 8 (1st Floor) 06 Ban Piavat, Rue Fa Ngum Sisattanak District, Ventiane, Laos

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