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ASEAN Roadshow 2016 (Singapore): Labuan IBFC - A Natural Choice for Growing ASEAN Businesses and Private Clients
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.
    David Chong is President of the Portcullis Group. He is qualified as a Barrister-at-Law, Lincoln's Inn; Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei; Barrister & Solicitor, British Virgin Islands; Barrister & Solicitor, Australian Capital Territory and Victoria, Australia; and Solicitor, New South Wales and Queensland, Australia.

    David served as the Founding President of Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP) Singapore Branch and was the Founding President of the Singapore Fund Administrators Association (SFAA). He is the President of the Singapore Trustees Association (STA).
    Dr Irina Francken has been trained as a scientist in physics and mathematics for many years in Moscow where she has obtained her PhD. 
    In 1993 she started a new phase in her study and business in the Netherlands. 

    She has been actively involved in the IN Fiduciary Services' business since 1994. In 2012 
    Dr Francken obtained the Diploma in International Trust Management from the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

    She provides advice to business on regulatory requirements, internal policies and formulation solutions to support ongoing business activities and expansion.

    Since 1998, Irina has been a director and partner of the IN Fiduciary Services Group offering fiduciary services and creating/managing international structures for both individuals and companies. 

    In addition to her fiduciary services for the last 5 years Irina has developed her expertise in the area of philanthropy; she provides consultancy and management services to individuals, corporate and non-profit organisations in order to create effective philanthropy projects.

    Dr Francken is a full member of STEP, a registered professional trustee with the NZ Trustee Association and allied member of Singapore Trustee Association. She is a member of the steering committee of Philanthropy Advisors Special Interest Group at STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, London). She also is a member of the Fundraising Institute New Zealand (FINZ) specialising in assisting her clients in making the right and most effective charitable donations.
    Jennifer Chang is Senior Executive Director (Financial Services) at PricewaterhouseCoopers Taxation Services Sdn Bhd. She has extensive tax experience in Malaysia and Australia. Her experience in Malaysia includes advising clients on tax matters relating to income tax, real property gains tax, stamp duty, service tax, applicable tax incentives and double tax treaties. 

    In Australia, her experience includes the audit, accounting, corporate secretarial, regulatory and tax work on a range of clients and entities, including financial services entities, retirement funds, business trusts, pharmacists, construction companies, hotels, trading companies and etc.
    She has also been extensively involved in numerous financial services and property clients and assignments, as well as structured finance, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, and structural implementation.

    Jennifer advises extensively on tax-efficient structuring and assistance in setting up offshore vehicles, including offshore investment holding companies and venture capital funds, and has conducted studies on offshore centres such as the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Mauritius, Bermuda, Labuan and etc.

    She also involves herself in advising on new business projects, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, demutualisation of the KLSE, group holding structures, inbound investments into Malaysia, outbound investments and projects in foreign jurisdictions, including structuring such projects and investments in a tax-efficient way. Jennifer often assists clients on submissions to different authorities, such as the Ministry of Finance on various incentives to the financial services industry including unit trusts, fund management, bond markets, Labuan, securitisation and Islamic financing.
Date :
30-May-2016 (Mon)

Time :
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM 

Pan Pacific Singapore 
Ocean 5, Level 2 
7 Raffles Boulevard 
Marina Square, Singapore
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