Samantha Aglae

Samantha Aglae

Associate Lawyer

Samantha is a Seychelles Lawyer and a Notary Public, who has extensive experience in litigation, corporate and offshore law and the International Business Corporations Act. Samantha manages ACIC's clients originating from parts of Africa and Latin America. Samantha was born in Port Louis, and is trilingual in the languages of English, French And Creole. Samantha’s experience comprises of roles in reputable associations. Not only was she a director at Mayfair Trust Group Limited, a leading provider of corporate, trustee and foundation services in Seychelles, but she also took part in The Attorney General Chambers as a senior prosecutor /senior legislative draftsperson. Among Samantha’s experience, she practiced as a retainer legal counsel for: The National Assembly of Seychelles, The Financial Intelligence Unit, and The Electoral Commission.


Practice Areas:

  • Litigation, corporate and offshore law 
  • International Business Corporations Act

Education:

1999 – 2003 LLB With Honours University of Mauritius

2004 – Foundation Course in Offshore Corporate Services

2005 – International Tax Planning Level 1 Course

2005 – Trust Management

2005 – Oxford Offshore Symposium

2006 – Compliance and Risk Management Programme

2006 – Anti-Money Laundering Refresher Training

2008 – Trusts and Foundations

2008 – Certificate of Proficiency in Legislative Drafting (Under Tutorial of Prof.Crabbe)

2009 – Compliance –From Textbook to Practice

2011 – Certificate of Nuclear Law Institute – IAEA

2011 – Certificate of Appreciation From UNDP

Legal Background::

2003 – 2008 - MAYFAIR TRUST GROUP LIMITED - DIRECTOR

2008 – 2012 - ATTORNEY GENERAL CHAMBERS – SENIOR PROSECUTOR/ SENIOR LEGISLATIVE DRAFTSPERSON AND AST.OFFICIAL NOTARY

2012 – DEPUTY REGISTRAR GENERAL AT LAND AND COMPANY REGISTRATION DIVISION

2013 – PRIVATE CHAMBER ATTORNEY-AT-LAW AND NOTARY PUBLIC

A RETAINER LEGAL COUNSEL FOR THE FOLLOWING:

  • National Assembly of Seychelles
    • provided legislative drafting assistance to the National Assembly by assisting the Bills Committee whenever there were Bills to be presented to the National Assembly.
  • Financial Intelligence Unit
    • Counsel for legal and court representation
  • Electoral Commission
    • I assist with the electoral reform recommendations to the Government
    • Drafted amendments to the Elections Act and the new election regulations
    • I represented the Electoral Commission in cases before the Supreme Court, Constitutional Court and Court of Appeal

Professional Affiliations:

4 BIGGEST ENTITIES REPRESENTED ON A CONTINUOUS BASIS

1.         Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority

2.         Oceana Fisheries

3.         Seychelles Petroleum Company

4.         Eastern European Engineering LTD

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