When Vivien first flew into Portugal to explore options for her own retirement, she was alarmed by the amount of misinformation provided by several lawyers and accountants - some from big names in the industry.
A senior corporate banker with experience in international tax and legal structures, she decided to navigate the web of complex & often confusing investment/tax rules on her own and not be misled by “professionals”.
This motivated her to establish Simply Portugal - a niche investment advisory agency, aimed at helping individuals, corporates, private equity funds make informed decisions - without incurring excessive and unnecessary costs, often targetted at foreigners.
In 2021, in support of the Portuguese government's generous tax incentive for Crypto investments, she helped some leading Venture capitalists move to Portugal and expand the ecosystem from Lisbon.
Vivien is from Singapore, travelled extensively and has lived & worked in London, New York, San Francisco, Hong Kong, Singapore & Paris. She speaks fluent English, Mandarin and Cantonese. She shuttles between Singapore and Lisbon and has a team of local professionals working with her.
What Our Clients Say
I was introduced to Vivien through my banking friends. Started zoom consultations with her and then flew into Lisbon. Found my investment shophouse through an agent recommended by her, then met with her lawyer/accountant. Golden Visa application commenced - all in 3 days. Everything went smoothly and I was back at work after a week in Portugal. Amazing!
Tarun, 59 | CEO | India
Vivien is very discreet, honest, and protects my interests fiercely. She is precise, and being an ex-corporate banker, really knows her tax and legal matters well. Her team of lawyers and accountants spoke great English and worked to secure my Retirement D7 visa really quickly. Am really pleased and we are now great friends!
Lucia, 60 | Banker | Philippines
I wanted a Golden Visa for my family and was so pleased a friend introduced me to Vivien. She listened and understood my needs. (She has lived in Hong Kong before!) The tax lawyer I met was also very professional. I left knowing my family was in good hands.
Ka Lok, 55 | Banker | Hong Kong
I fell in love with Portugal and decided to retire there. Vivien helped me navigate through the whole process, introduced me to a great realtor and I bought my dream house - by the sea! I am very happy! Since then, I have introduced a few of my friends to her!!
Angela, 63 | Doctor | Singapore
Investing or moving to another country is a huge decision-often with tax implications and can be draining. Having been through it all, I help explain & simplify the process, engage directly with reliable & honest local professionals, so that my clients do not pay inflated fees for services they don’t need ......