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CLIVE ANSLEY
China Expert

After twelve years as a professor of Chinese History and Chinese Law, and 36 years of legal practice in both Canada and China, Mr. Ansley has recently retired and now serves as a consultant on a range of China-related matters.

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MAGGIE MAH,
Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant

Ms. Mah, who is fluent in both Chinese Mandarin and English, graduated from the Chinese Dalian Institute of Foreign Languages in 1994 and received her B.A degree from that institution the same year, majoring in foreign trade.

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SANDY MIZEN
Office Administrator

Sandy moved to the Valley in 2006 from Barrie, Ontario. She has been employed with Ansley and Company since 2007.Sandy has a background in Hotel Management and Retail Management. She has completed the Conveyancing Course through North Island College
Clive Ansley

After twelve years as a professor of Chinese History and Chinese Law, and 36 years of legal practice in both Canada and China, Mr. Ansley has recently retired and now serves as a consultant on a range of China-related matters.Mr. Ansley speaks and reads Chinese. He holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Chinese Studies from the University of British Columbia. He also holds an L.L.B degree from the University of Windsor and an L.L.M degree from the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies. As a former professor of Chinese History, Civilization, and Law, Mr. Ansley taught at the University of Windsor, the University of British Columbia, the Law Faculty of Shanghai’s Fudan University, and the Law Faculty of Shanghai’s Jiaotong University, Mr. Ansley is familiar with both Canadian law and Chinese law. Practising since 1983, Mr. Ansley has handled many criminal and civil litigation cases in Canada, and over 300 litigation cases in China.

Current and Previous Professional Positions:
Member of the International Advisory Committee (IAC) for The International Coalition to End Organ Pillaging in China
Member of the Board of Directors and Legal Counsel for Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH)China Monitor, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (2004)
Former Principal, Ansley & Company, Courtenay, B.C. (2004-September 30, 2019)
Special Counsel of Arvay Finlay, Courtenay (2003-2004)
Senior Consultant of Holman Fenwick & Willan, Shanghai (2001-2003)
Resident Partner of Bull, Housser & Tupper, Shanghai (1994-2001)
Resident Partner of Bull, Housser & Tupper, Taiwan (1989-1994)
Resident Partner of Bull, Housser & Tupper, Hong Kong (1989)
Chief Representative of Bull, Housser & Tupper, Shanghai (1987-1989)
Business Representative of Canadian Pacific Airlines, Shanghai (1986-1987)
Business Representative of Linbridge Inc., Shanghai (1985-1986)
Associate at Burnet & Fenton, Vancouver (1983-1984)

China-related Legal Work:
Construction Contracts in Shanghai, Suzhou, and Hebei Province for German oil company and American industrial manufacturers
Distribution Agreements for assorted foreign manufacturers in China
Employment contracts for Chinese and foreign personnel on behalf of numerous foreign owned or foreign controlled enterprises in China
General Counsel to major foreign bank on banking operations in China
General Counsel to major manufacturer of space technology
Ground lease agreements - Drafting of, for American and Canadian clientsIncorporation/establishment of wholly foreign owned enterprises and representative officesJoint Venture contracts for German, Belgian, Canadian, and American clientsLicence Agreements for foreign clients transferring technology to China Shipbuilding contracts --- negotiating and drafting shipbuilding contracts for Canadian and European shipping companies

Litigation:
Directed all litigation for Bull, Housser & Tupper in China, 1986-1989, and 1994 to May, 2001, including:
i. Actions against Chinese parties on behalf of two foreign banks;
ii. Acting for foreign investor against oil refinery owned by one of China’s largest state owned corporations
iii. Action against foreign developer by foreign engineering firmiv.
Retained by Baker & McKenzie as expert witness on the Chinese court system in foreign litigation by major American bank against Chinese State Trading

Corporation Mergers and Acquisitions:
i. Asset Acquisitions - acting on behalf of American manufacturers in the acquisition of assets belonging to Chinese state and collective enterprises
ii. Acquisition of pharmaceutical company by Canadian corporation
iii. Merger of Shanghai trading corporation, Xiamen manufacturing company and Hebei manufacturing company
iv. Real Estate Acquisitions - purchase of office building by foreign party

Patent and Trademark applications (liasing with Chinese agents only):
Tariff Classification - Advising major American forest products company on importation of products into China

Awards and Honours:
President, Canadian Business Forum and Canada China Business Council in Shanghai (2001)
Vice President, Canadian Business Forum in Shanghai (1999)
President, Canadian Business Forum in Shanghai (1998)Secretary, Canadian Business Forum in Shanghai (1997)
Board Member, Canadian Business Forum in Shanghai (1996)
Director of Canadian Society in Taiwan (1992, 1993)
Supervisor of Canadian Society in Taiwan (1991)
President - University of Windsor Faculty Association (1979 - 1980)
President - Windsor China-Canada Friendship Association (1977 - 1979)
Director - Canadian Society for Asian Studies (1972 - 1974)

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Maggie Mah

Ms. Mah, who is fluent in both Chinese Mandarin and English, graduated from the Chinese Dalian Institute of Foreign Languages in 1994 and received her B.A degree from that institution the same year, majoring in foreign trade.
In September 2006, Ms. Mah was admitted by UBC to the “Immigration Practitioner Certificate Program”. In August 2006, she graduated from the program and soon passed the full membership exam of the professional governing authority CSIC (“Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants”). She became a CSIC full member in December 2006.

As of 30 June 2011, there have been some important changes to the way immigration consultants are regulated in Canada. The Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism announced that the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) is the new regulatory body for immigration consultants.

Ms. Mah is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant and is recognized as an authorized representative by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, as well as Provincial Nominee Offices across Canada. Her name appears on the ICCRC website’s Membership List who are authorized to provide immigration services.

Since 2006, Ms. Mah has helped over 450 clients to visit, study, work or immigrate to Canada, under all programs: Tourism Visa, Visitor Record, Study Permit, Work Permit, Express Entry, Provincial Nominee Programs, Investor Programs, H&C, refugee claims, PR card renewal, Citizenship, Proof of Citizenship, etc. Her professional and personal service will guide you through the complex immigration process, stress free. Send us an email or give us a call for an initial consultation.

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