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Geoffrey Graham, Senior Partner at EDGE International Lawyers in conversation with Chitra Stern, CEO, Elegant Group, Portugal. This talk is for those who are considering a move to Portugal, investing in Portugal or thinking of any other residence migration program.
Hear about the latest changes on relocation, NHR, visa and other options. Chitra and Geoffrey will share their unique experience in Portugal covering a variety of relevant topics for expats moving to Portugal – the NHR program, D7, real estate, tourism, FDI and international schools in Portugal, the lifestyle, business set up, healthcare and more.
Chitra Stern, CEO Martinhal Hotels and Resorts, Board member United Lisbon International School
The British-Swiss Entrepreneur Chitra Stern, with Singaporean roots and Indian heritage, is the owner and founding board member of Martinhal Family Hotels & Resorts – www.martinhal.com
Chitra is a passionate entrepreneur and real-estate & hotel developer, working alongside her business-partner and husband, Roman, on their projects in Portugal.
Together with her husband, and her 4 children – all born in Portugal, she has been living in Portugal over 20 years and developed the flagship Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel in Sagres and its unique luxury family concept from scratch. After opening Martinhal in 2010, the business was successfully grown over a period of 5 years to a multi-million euro hotel trade.
Geoffrey Graham – Senior partner at Edge International Lawyers
Geoffrey is a practicing solicitor with the Law Society of England and Wales and is registered with the Law Society of Ireland, as well as being a Portuguese lawyer (advogado). After studying law at Birmingham and York, he started his legal career by practising in Belfast, followed by London and then Lisbon where he assisted in the acquisition of two international law practices. Geoffrey has now lived and worked in Portugal for 21 years and has a strong connection to the international communities and institutions in Portugal, including the British and Irish Embassies, having been appointed as Honorary Legal Advisor to the British Ambassador since 2012. He is also a legal advisor recommended by the Irish Embassy, a founder and Chair of the Irish Portuguese Business Network and also sits on the Executive Committee of the Royal British Club as well as on the Council of the Portuguese UK Chamber of Commerce.
Geoffrey is one of the founding partners of EDGE International Lawyers, a full-service international law firm. EDGE has been one of the pioneering and leading firms in the Portuguese residency by investment and tax programmes, including the Golden Visa and NHR programmes. With their global portfolio of clients and specialties in areas such as, corporate and commercial, real estate, company, and tax, EDGE has provided legal support to international investors on a wide variety of investments and transactions. EDGE’s offering of legal support services to both start-up investors and boutique private clients enables them to provide the full range of services, assisting investors throughout their personal and professional journey to one of Europe’s top 10 start-up hubs.