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:

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