Welcome to ADCO Incorporated, Saint Lucia.
From the very start, St. Lucia made the decision that when it entered the offshore financial services arena it would do so as a jurisdiction of quality and integrity. Critical to accomplishing this goal was the drafting of suitable legislation. The law governing the offshore financial sector had to be progressive and flexible enough to be of interest to business people and institutions while still having sufficient safeguards and checks to detect and prevent unscrupulous individuals or unsound practices from tarnishing the reputation of the country. Realizing the importance of finding the right balance, the island turned to one of its most prominent attorneys and native sons, Michael Gordon. Taking up the challenge of working with the offshore regulators and promoters, Michael would ultimately serve as the legal draftsman of much of the legislation governing this industry.
Upon completion of this task, Michael decided to go a step further and enter the offshore services industry directly. ADCO Incorporated was formed in 1999 with Michael as its Chairman. Deciding that the ability to offer a wide range of professional services would be crucial to the company’s success, Michael decided to recruit Evan Hermiston, a chartered accountant as the company’s Managing Director. Thirteen years later Michael and Evan continue to head ADCO which has grown into a full service firm, holding all of the available St. Lucian licenses Both gentleman have developed their professional offshore expertise with both being accepted as full members of the Society of Trust and Estate Professionals and the Offshore Institute and Evan achieving the first ( and only so far) Associate in Captive Management designation in St. Lucia. Today we employ some 20 offshore, legal and accounting professionals at #10 Manoel Street, all ready to handle your affairs, whatever they may be with the ADCO Group having grown to encompass ADCO Inc., ADCO Fund Administrators Inc and ADCO Captive Management Inc.
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About Michael Gordon:
Born into a prominent legal and business family, Michael has practiced law since being called to the bar in 1967. Educated at Cambridge, England, where he earned a Masters degree, Michael’s career has encompassed many facets of the law including corporate law, intellectual property, trusts, advocacy, civil and criminal law. Currently he is the Managing Partner of Gordon, Gordon & Co. Founded by Michael’s father, Sir Garnet Gordon in 1974, the firm has evolved into one of the islands leading law firms. Michael was called to the silk in 2005 ( QC) and served six years on the region’s highest court as an Appeal Court Justice. For legal services to the region he received the CBE in 2010.
In addition to his legal career, Michael is a respected businessman and publisher of the local newspaper, The Voice. His combination of legal and business experience and deep understanding of the political and social fabric of the country make Michael a person much in demand by local and regional business interests, the Boards of Directors of many of which Michael sits on.
About Evan Hermiston:
Originally from Toronto, Evan qualified as a chartered accountant in 1993 while working with Coopers & Lybrand in Toronto. That same year, Evan transferred to the firm’s St. Lucia office to take up a two-year position as a senior auditor. Rising to Audit Manager by the end of the contract, Evan renewed his contract and was shortly thereafter promoted to Senior Manager and given the opportunity to relocate to Antigua and manage the C&L practice there.
Antigua is a well known offshore jurisdiction and Evan was responsible for all aspects of this area of practice, including registered agent and office services, trustee and receivership work, formation of banks, insurance companies and trusts and all elements of general corporate service practice.
Coopers & Lybrand merged with Price Waterhouse in 1998 to form PriceWaterhouseCoopers at which time Evan was named to head the combined firm’s Corporate Services Department in Antigua. Evan would eventually spend four years in Antigua, most of it concentrating on offshore financial and corporate service work before being recruited back to St. Lucia by Michael Gordon.
Evan continues to serve as Managing Director of the ADCO Group as well as numerous other professional pursuits including audit work, receiverships at the request of the Court, and chairing a boutique insurance company. More recently he served 2 years as CEO and Chairman of St. Lucia’s largest resort developer and serves on many Board’s both in St. Lucia and regionally. Since 2005 Evan has also been the Canadian Government’s Warden in St. Lucia.