Wherever in the world you wish to live, work or employ people, our highly effective immigration team can help.
As a global firm with an international client base, we have significant experience in managing the immigration needs of employers hiring foreign talent, individuals seeking to relocate, families wishing to reunite, and those looking to reduce their tax exposure by establishing residence or citizenship in different jurisdictions.
Our multilingual team has decades of experience, and team members have helped shape immigration law in their respective countries. In the US, Reaz H. Jafri has been advising clients for more than 20 years and regularly writes and lectures around the world. For immigration advice in the UK, Philip Barth brings over 20 years experience, including helping the UK Border Agency to draft its points-based system. We also have strong capabilities in Hong Kong, Singapore and Italy.
Whether you are a business or an individual, we carefully listen to your needs and concerns, and advise on the most effective means of achieving those objectives.
We take pride in our ability to develop creative solutions to exceptional cases and work closely together with lawyers in other teams to ‘stress-test’ applications before submitting. In the rare instances where an application is not accepted, we will appeal the matter in court. ‘The US has by far the most complicated immigration system in the world. What Withers does is to successfully navigate people through that system,’ says Reaz.
All the help you need
Should your immigration or expatriation be part of a broader set of needs, we can call on our colleagues in related fields such as employment, banking & finance, corporate, real estate, tax, estate planning and trusts to help. One example of our full-spectrum service was when we were approached by a successful Canadian businessman looking to move his family to Europe to help his son pursue a career in Formula 1. Anthony Indaimo – who has a long history of representing many stakeholders in motor racing – devised a strategy and assembled a team to assist in this process. We advised the family on the choice of country, successfully filed their visa applications and made the transition to their new home as smooth as possible. Anthony also introduced the family to Formula 1 contacts including Bernie Ecclestone, and we were delighted when our client’s son was selected as the Renault Sport F1 test driver.
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