About Us

JacksonMSV is a unique ecosystem of like-minded professionals enabling foreign investment solutions to frontier markets.

With an unrivalled group of ‘Channel Partners’ we provide solutions to enable the macro economic growth of business conurbations, jurisdictions and countries.
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We provide thought leadership, support and guidance for our clients as they seek to scope and execute their plans for market access.

Our purpose is to lead as a facilitator, partner and enabler in the international market entry space driven by our key values of acting with integrity, understanding the market and our clients’ business and working together to meet their goals.
Jack Martin St. Valery
"Since JacksonMSV first established a branch in Dubai in 2016, we have developed and maintained strategic relationships within secure and stable jurisdictions to create successful business opportunities by developing public / private initiatives, making JacksonMSV THE Foreign Direct Investment and Optimisation Specialists. We provide industry leading experience at a boutique level combined with a swiss standard of service. What makes us stand out even further is we are trusted family firm and our clients can strongly depend on us to ensure opportunities are discovered and executed effectively."

Jack Martin St. Valery
Chief Executive Officer


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John Martin St. Valery


John is an award-winning foreign investment specialist.

With over 22 years in the Middle East region he founded, built and sold the region's leading company formation and restructuring specialist firm, Links Group.

The business is now part of a global professional services firm.

John works with both Government and Private Sector entities to assist in shaping Macro-Economic growth through foreign investment and job creation.

He is Chairman & CEO of the British Business Group Dubai & Northern Emirates and also sits/advises the bilateral trade body between UAE and UK from an SME perspective.

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Jack Martin St. Valery


Jack leads the business on a day-to-day basis and over the years has built an impressive team of independently operating consultants — delivering innovative solutions as channel delivery partners.

He started his working life in the hospitality sector, having graduated from the prestigious SHMS in Montreux, Switzerland.

Thereafter Jack worked between Geneva and London in Sales and Business Development with premium brands such as MCI Group, Virgin Group, and Altitude London.

Jack's passion is to deliver real commercial opportunities whilst working to a Swiss standard of service which is embedded within JacksonMSV

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Yan Tkachev

Regional Manager, Central Asia

Yan manages the JacksonMSV office in the Astana International Financial Centre [AIFC] in Nur Sultan, Capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan, actively researching real business opportunities for international businesses across Central Asia and in to Russia and China.

He works as an Associate – Regional Officer at Seven Pillars Law, before that he was a member of the AIFC Authority`s Legal Group doing in-house legal support as well as supporting and organizing various legal events.

Yan also contributed to the establishment and development of the AIFC Academy of Law, managing various projects related to the promotion of the Acting Law of the AIFC as well as delivering educational programmes for students and professionals.

Yan holds an LLB diploma from the University of Leicester, and Bachelor`s diploma in Jurisprudence from KAZGU University.

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Bauyrzhan Tazhibayev

Strategic Advisor, Central Asia

Mr Tazhibayev is strategic advisor to the board of JacksonMSV [Central Asia] in Kazakhstan.

He has unmatched experience in the Kazakhstan National Security and Foreign Intelligence as Colonel and extensive experience in administrative and operational units as well as leading the department responsible for the coordination of the interactions with the governmental structures, strategic development and inspecting the activities of the Intelligence service.  

Mr Tazhibayev has also served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Ministry for Emergency Situations. He has been instrumental to implementing activities that lead to the introduction of new working methods and a new level of foreign intelligence activity. He is now a citizen with no formal government ties.

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Alec Mason

Non-Executive Director

Alec can point to 25 years' experience in financial services where he has worked with the most significant global institutions in the payments and transaction banking space.

His resume includes holding senior management positions at such names as JPMorgan, Citi, Barclays, Ernst & Young, Mastercard and American Express.

The value Alec delivers to the JacksonMSV model derives from his vast and extensive background in Business Development and Relationship Management with multi-national corporations.

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Cris Martin St. Valery

Non-Executive Director

Cris has over 15 years of experience in sales and marketing having held senior managerial positions with Virgin Media and latterly running his own consultancy business specialising in communications.

Based in the UK he has extensive knowledge of the UAE market having advised Links Group on strategic relationship management for a number of years.

A non-practising Barrister and broadcaster, Cris is also a regular contributor on UK television having worked on the BBC, ITV, Channel 5 and Eurosport.

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Jerry Parks

Non-Executive Director

Jerry is a partner at international law firm Taylor Wessing. He practised with a major London law firm before moving to Dubai in 1997.

He heads the real estate team of Taylor Wessing Middle East based in Dubai, UAE. Alongside property work, his areas of expertise include company structures, corporate governance and risk management.

Jerry acts for a broad range of clients including multinationals, UAE based corporations, high net worth investors and high-profile individuals.


The core to the JacksonMSV ethos and model is the delivery of real, tangible and pre-qualified business opportunities to all stakeholders — to include clients, delivery channel partners and ourselves.

We either all succeed together — or not.
As a member of the region's leading market/corporate intelligence firm we bring real time — early adopter —information to all JacksonMSV stakeholders.

This is compiled from immediate, on the ground research — agnostic to sectors but specific when required.

Working with organisations to improve the ROI of their sales function.  We focus exclusively on improving the effectiveness of sales organisations, providing practical guidance, tools and methodologies adaptable to any size of company.  The aim is to optimise the sales infrastructure and as a result create enhanced performance.
The JacksonMSV team have a long and proven history of working with both Public and Private sector organisations to disrupt traditional foreign investment models.

This is delivered by assisting jurisdictions (FreeZone or Mainland) to provide and service companies with bespoke business opportunities on market entry.

The key focus is to assist with the general macroeconomic focus of job creation through business collaboration. In other words — we only succeed if our clients succeed.

In conjunction with a world class institutional FinTech platform and the region's foremost and innovative aggregator of office fit-out contractors, we have developed a market entry funding solution that enables incoming businesses to safe and secure frontier jurisdictions to consolidate Initial Capital Expenditure and convert to Operating Expenditure.

Naturally company formation costs are also covered and this service is offered by a number of specialists in that field, dependent on jurisdiction.

Working with credibility through experience and authentic expertise in Hospitality, MICE, Events & Exhibitions to offer Companies and Individuals real opportunities, introductions and advice.

Working with various stakeholders throughout our client organisations, we go to great lengths to analyse the current expense situation, understand key requirements, and source a solution that meets quality and service criteria.

Our global network of experts can provide local knowledge to your business, delivering Value through Insight to improve your financial flexibility, helping you to gain a competitive advantage.

Providing specialist corporate finance advice, bringing senior level international expertise to private equity firms, family offices, corporate and privately-owned businesses across key financial centres.
Unincorporated Partnerships

The unincorporated partnership service enables independent professionals to operate legally in Dubai and focus primarily on their business operations by utilising our support network.

Nominee General Manager

All UAE registered companies must have an appointed General Manager. If a company does not wish to employ a General Manager under the entity or only needs a manager for a limited time, appointment of a nominee General Manager is the best option. Allowing the business to operate legally and come at a fraction of the cost.

Company Representation

At JacksonMSV, We understand that due to unexpected or unavoidable circumstances, it is not always possible to be present in the UAE to represent your company. With over 30 years experience of UAE business, the JacksonMSV team are able to provide companies with a knowledgeable, trustworthy and diligent company representative to act as your regional point of contact and represent your company at the numerous UAE Government Departments.  




JacksonMSV is a Dubai based consultancy with a newly established office in Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC), Kazakhstan.

The AIFC plays a pivotal role in positioning itself as a global centre for business and finance, connecting the economies of the Central Asia, the Caucasus, EAEU, West China, Mongolia, Middle East and Europe.

AIFC's key advantage is the benefit from the positive effects of the integration initiatives implemented by China under the Belt and Road Project, and by the Eurasian Economic Union.

These initiatives may change the region's economic landscape dramatically.

Global trade is still a necessity, despite the current economic woes, and Kazakhstan is again playing a pivotal role in globalisation as a core part of the New Silk Road (China's Belt and Road Initiative) and as a financial and commercial hub for Central Asia (the Astana International Finance Centre).

Kazakhstan's geographic position and size (it's the 9 largest country and the largest land locked country) with its richness of natural resources reserves (Oil, Gas, Iron, Gold, Uranium and all major minerals) along with vast areas of available land for cereal and livestock farming place it in prime position to be Central Asia's economic powerhouse and a major exporter (Central Asia, China, Euro and Russia markets).


United Arab Emirates

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is a top ten global financial centre, and the leading financial hub for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA), which comprises 72 countries with an approximate population of 3 billion and a nominal GDP of US$ 7.7 trillion.

With a 15-year track record of facilitating trade and investment flows across the MEASA region, the Centre connects these fast-growing markets with the economies of Asia, Europe and the Americas through Dubai.

DIFC is home to an internationally recognised, independent regulator and a proven judicial system with an English common law framework, as well as the region's largest financial ecosystem of more than 25,600 professionals working across over 2,500 active registered companies — making up the largest and most diverse pool of industry talent in the region.

Comprising a variety of world-renowned retail and dining venues, a dynamic art and culture scene, residential apartments, hotels and public spaces, DIFC continues to be one of Dubai's most sought-after business and lifestyle destinations.

Saudi Arabia

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is the largest economy in the Middle East, with an economy historically driven by oil production.

However, in 2016, the KSA Government introduced the Vision 2030 plan, which included many new initiatives aimed at diversifying the KSA economy.

The plan for Vision 2030 is to reduce the Kingdom's dependence on oil and develop service sectors, such as health, education, infrastructure construction, and recreation and tourism.

To achieve Vision 2030, the Public Investment Fund (PIF) was tasked with developing the "Giga Projects" which include NEOM City and King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD).

The King Abdullah Financial District project consists of 60 residential, office, and retail towers, several schools and parking garages, a medical clinic, civic buildings, and three hotels.

It will be able to accomodate 50,000 residents and to cope with the summer heat, a network of elevated bridges, cooled by solar power (sky bridges), will be installed to connect the buildings in the district.

The KAFD is envisioned as a business hub that will attract law firms, banks, and the kingdom's stock exchange and capital-market authority (which is currently headquartered in Riyadh).


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