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Francis CHANG-SAM is a barrister-at-law of Gray’s Inn of London, an attorney-at-law of the Supreme Court of Seychelles and Notary. 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.

During his time in the public sector, Mr. Chang-Sam served as board member on a number of Government-owned corporations and statutory bodies.

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.

Career Path:

2008-2009
Chairman of Constitution Review Committee
2008
Chairman of National Law and Order Committee
1999
Opening of private practice
1992
Head of the Secretariat responsible for drafting the Constitution of the Third Republic of Seychelles
1992
Appointed Attorney General (Held office for six years)
1989
Principal Legal Draftsman, Attorney General's Office
1984
Legal draftsman, Attorney General's Office
1979
Attorney-at-law of the Supreme Court of Seychelles
1978
Registrar General (Registrar of Companies, Land and Trademarks)
1977
Council of Legal Education where he was called to the Bar at Gray’s Inn
1976
LLB (Honors) London School of Economics (University of London)
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