20 Years of Professional Expertise
Stephen D. Barnes (Hong Kong)
A graduate of the London School of Economics, Stephen is passionate about Portugal’s Golden Residence Permit and the amazingly simple pathway it provides en route to a European passport. Stephen started his first dedicated immigration practice, LL.B Consultancy, in Hong Kong in 1993 straight out of law school and, in 1996, wrote, then published, the first edition of the Hong Kong Visa Handbook on the internet – which went on to be the leading D-I-Y guide to the Hong Kong visa and immigration process. Stephen is an acknowledged expert in all matters immigration and for many years has delivered CPD programmes to the legal and accounting community of the HKSAR. Frequently invited to speak on the topic of Hong Kong visas, Stephen is widely sought after for commentary from the Hong Kong press, to deliver talks to business and HR organisations and appears regularly on Government owned RTHK Radio 3 answering visa and immigration questions live on air.
A.C. Todd (Middle East)
Having lived, studied and worked in the Middle East since the late 1990s, A.C. joins the European Passport team with more than 15 years of experience in business development, financial services, business journalism and consulting. Passionate about the peoples and cultures of the Mediterranean-rim countries, he has travelled extensively in Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco. A.C. is enthusiastic about the opportunity to build awareness about the European Passport programme among prospective clients, and develop and maintain relationships with interested parties as a bridge to obtaining EU citizenship. A.C’s diverse cultural and work experience helps him bring a tailored and personalized approach to serving clients, accompanied by a sense of vitality, professionalism and friendliness. Before coming to Hong Kong he was the business development manager for Europe, Middle East & Asia of a marketing communications firm based in Cairo, Egypt. A.C. graduated from the University of Chicago with a B.A. degree in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and has pursued additional graduate studies at the American University in Cairo.
Davide Patricio (Portugal)
With more than 25 years of professional real estate experience, Davide Patricio is the Executive Director of the European Passport Property Group in Portugal. Passionate in his enthusiasm for the Golden Residence Permit, Davide has used his considerable real estate expertise to materialize quality Portuguese property investment assets, resulting in successful, quality projects offering sustainable returns to both Golden Residence Permit investors and locals alike. The European Passport Property Group have strategically identified key locations referred to as ‘The Real Portugal’, which include the traditional villages of Nazaré, São Martinho do Porto, Óbidos and other Silver Coast locales. The winning formula of the Property Group has been to focus on these sustainable locations, procuring high quality developments at below market prices. Davide and his family moved to Portugal 11 years ago from South Africa and understands first hand the challenges involved when relocating to Portugal and investing from abroad. Davide is the key point of client contact in Portugal and available to European Passport clients at all times during their time in-country.