Francis Chang-Sam

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Francis Chang-Sam
Personal details
Born Seychelles (then a colony of the United Kingdom)
Spouse(s) Mercedes Chang-Sam
Alma mater London School of Economics
King's College London
Profession Lawyer
Website Law Chambers of Francis Chang-Sam

Francis Chang-Sam(July 30, 1948) is a barrister-at-law of Gray's Inn of London, an attorney-at-law of the Supreme Court of Seychelles and Notary.[1][2] He has been practicing law in the Seychelles for over thirty years.

He started his legal career as a state counsel in the Seychelles Department of Legal Affairs headed by the Attorney General. He later held the post of Registrar General in the same Department where he acted as, among others duties, Registrar of Companies, Registrar of Land and Registrar of Trade Marks. He next served as Legal Draftsman and then Principal Legal Draftsman in the Attorney General’s Office specialising in the drafting of legislations, commercial and other legal documents. He later occupied the post of Attorney General for a period of 6 years. He also headed the Secretariat responsible for drafting the Constitution of the Third Republic of Seychelles.

During his time in the public sector, Mr. Chang-Sam served as board member on a number of Government-owned corporations and statutory bodies (including the board of the Central Bank of Seychelles[3] and the board of Air Seychelles).

Mr. Chang-Sam has now been in private practice for over 10 years. During this time, he has acted as local counsel in respect of several high-profile tourism projects, foreign investments and other major business developments in the Seychelles.

Recently, he has chaired both the National Law and Order Committee[4] and the Constitution Review Committee.[5]


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