About Camelot Trust
Camelot Trust is a boutique fiduciary company incorporated in Singapore since 2004, providing bespoke Corporate, Trust and Fund services and solutions to corporate and private clients from different parts of the world. Our Directors are senior and eminent lawyers from Singapore, Luxembourg and the United Kingdom.
Camelot Trust is an ACRA-registered entity and Camelot Trustees Limited is regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), bound by the statutory duties applicable to trust companies in Singapore.
The Camelot Trust Philosophy
To walk with our clients every step of the way in their journey, a partnership bridging cultures for their next level of international growth. We achieve this through personal attention, prompt efficiency and the highest standards of ethical business conduct.
Anita Ricquier is the Founder and Joint Managing Director of Camelot Trust Pte Ltd. Anita is a Singaporean lawyer by training, she spent her early years in private practice in Singapore and UK before being headhunted to work as an In-House Consul and Group Company Secretary for a Singaporean family whose businesses included film exhibition, distribution and production, F&B, Sports, Property Development and Hospitality within and outside of Singapore. She then joined a corporate service company in Singapore where she expanded their business to encompass trustees services as a joint venture. In 2004, she left to set up Camelot Trust Pte Ltd.
Since then, Anita set up Camelot Trustees (New Zealand) Limited (overseen by the New Zealand Inland Revenue Board) in 2007 and Camelot Trustees Limited (a licensed company regulated by MAS) in 2012. Camelot also acquired a few businesses along the way.
Sébastien Graviere is the Joint Managing Director of Camelot Trust Pte Ltd and Director of its sister company, Camelot Trustees Limited. He is a lawyer by training and was previously a Partner and Executive Director of Fiducenter S.A., one of Luxembourg’s leading independent providers of international tax, corporate and fund services. Fiducenter S.A. had a presence in Luxembourg, Cyprus, Malta and it was in Singapore where Sébastien set up the firm’s Asian office.
Sébastien has been the author of many articles on tax and corporate law, a contributor for the Luxembourg Ministry of Economy’s website and has participated in various conferences and other events on international business and tax planning. Having structured over a thousand companies and regulated funds, investment projects and international transactions, he has developed a unique understanding of investment projects and international compliance.
Kenneth Wong is a Singapore lawyer, who gained his expertise with Baker McKenzie and Shook Lin & Bok in Singapore and Hong Kong. At Camelot Trust, besides the continued emphasis on private trusts for families and individuals, Kenneth is also the CEO of Camelot Trustee Limited and has expanded the scope of the company’s business to include corporate trusts for businesses.
Chelva Rajah, Senior Counsel, has been the Managing Partner of the law firm Tan Rajah & Cheah since 1997. He practices litigation and arbitration, particularly in substantial commercial disputes, property-related matters and insolvency. He is a well-respected arbitrator and has worked on more than 100 domestic and international arbitrations.
Chelva’s Memberships and Appointments include:
· Singapore’s Non-Resident High Commissioner to Rwanda (2016 to 2019)
· Singapore’s Non-Resident High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea (2009 to 2016)
· Board Member, Singapore International Arbitration Centre (2010)
· Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (2006)
· Board Member, Mercy Relief (2006)
· Independent Director, UOB-Kay Hian Holdings Ltd (2000)
· Chairman, Singapore National Committee, ASEAN Law Association (2005 to 2006)
· Member of Legal Commission, Singapore Red Cross (2004 to 2009)
· Member of the Military Court of Appeal, Singapore (1992 to 1995)
· Vice-President, Singapore Academy of Law (1991 to 1993)
· President, The Law Society of Singapore (1990 to 1992)
Bill Ricquier is the Joint Managing Director of Incisive Law LLC and a Notary Public of Singapore. He has practiced law in Singapore since 1994, advising companies on a range of non-contentious maritime matters and banking issues, such as secured lending, syndicated loans, guarantees and trade finance documentation. He has advised on non-contentious complex property transactions for clients including government and institutional investors. He also litigates on property law issues.
Bill has taught law at the University of Liverpool and is currently an Adjunct Professor at the National University of Singapore. He has written many articles and papers, particularly on land law and trusts. The fifth edition of his textbook on Singapore Land Law was published in 2017.
Kim Seah is a Legal Consultant at Incisive Law LLC. He is active in the firm’s banking, corporate and commercial, employment & private client practices. Starting his career in 1977 as a full-time Academician at the National University of Singapore, he was Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Law before he left for private legal practice in 1989. He also served as a member of the Resource Panel of the Singapore Government Parliamentary Committee on Law and Home Affairs, and is an appointed expert on the ICC Banking Commission’s DOCDEX panel. He is also a Principal Mediator & Fellow of the Singapore Mediation Centre.
In 2008, Kim Seah was appointed a Justice of Peace and awarded a Public Service Medal in the Singapore National Day Honours List. Currently, he is Legal Adviser to the Association of Banks in Singapore. He is also the Secretary of the Trustees of the Methodist Church in Singapore and also serves as a trustee for charitable entities.
David Edwards is an English solicitor. He is a Program Director for two councils at The Conference Board think tank. He is on the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre Panel of Accredited Mediators and the US-China Business Mediation Panel. His career spanned more than 50 years and included the following positions: Deputy Legal Adviser to the British Foreign Office, General Counsel to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Deputy Attorney-General of Hong Kong and General Legal Counsel of Bechtel Asia Pacific.
Benny Goodman has over three decades of investment banking experience in global financial institutions such as Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas and JP Morgan. He currently leads the Asia investment team at the New Zealand Trade & Enterprise as an Investment Director.