Swiss Citizenship-by-investment regulator opens Hong Kong Office
Hong Kong, 26th November 2015
The Investment Migration Council (IMC), the worldwide association
for Investor Immigration and Citizenship-by-Investment, head-quartered in Geneva, has opened offices in Hong Kong and is represented by Mandeville & Associates, a well-known Immigration Consultancy firm with over 20 years of experience in the industry.
The IMC is constituted as a non-profit association under Swiss law which gives the industry a voice. The IMC sets the standards on a global level and helps to improve public understanding of the issues faced by clients and governments in this area and promotes education and high professional standards among its members.
Francois Mandeville, Founder and Partner, Mandeville & Associates states ‘the opening of a regional representative office in Hong Kong will enable members to more easily conduct their business matters in the Asian Pacific region whilst adhering to the high standards set by the council through its Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. We look forward to welcoming new and current members and providing the necessary assistance in order to fulfil the IMC’s mission in this region.’
Mandeville continues, ‘Migration applicants in the Asian Pacific region have increased significantly and therefore the most obvious logical step was to collaborate with the Investment Migration Council in order to ensure that we are providing eligible candidates the most recent resources available in the industry.’
During the opening, IMC CEO Bruno L’ecuyer, explained that the IMC is formed by the leading experts within the immigration and citizenship by investment industry acting as a bridge between governments, practitioners and clients. L’ecuyer commented that ‘Hong Kong is the first of our overseas stations outside of Geneva to open, from here we go to London and New York by the end of 2015’. He went on to add ‘We have and continue to work tirelessly with our board and Advisory Committee to bring about much needed change and a global framework of ethical and high professional conduct to this relatively new industry. Hong Kong is a global financial powerhouse with many important intermediaries in the private client space, where this industry belongs’
About Mandeville & Associates
Established in 1996, Mandeville & Associates Ltd. offers counseling services intended for international business people of every continent desiring to settle in the USA and Canada.
With our head office in Hong Kong and professionals permanently based in China and Singapore, our firm offers a wide range of immigration and consultancy services with a team of specialized lawyers and multilingual supporting staff at all locations.